Prologue

"Ember, what's going on?" My dad shouted at me as I watched in horror my step mum's face swelling up and going purple.

"I don't-I don't know!"

"Nuts." Was all Lola said. Nuts?

"Were there nuts in the cake?" My dad said as he called an ambulance.

"Y-yes. Was it because of the cake? She asked me to get it! I didn't know she had a nut allergy! I swear!" Oh, bitch! This was her next trick then. How dare she?

"Get lost, Ember. I'll speak to you later."

My eyes widened at his words. "W-what? I told you, she asked me to buy the cake for her.

You don't believe me?" My eyes watered against my control.

"I said, get lost!"

I turned to look at Lola again. She was choking and there were little swollen bumps everywhere on her face. I could swear I saw a glint of a smile in her eyes as I turned my back and walked out of the house.

***
When I came back home, which was a few hours later, my dad called me to his office so he could talk to me.

I knocked and entered. "Hey dad," I said, trying to sound casual.

As usual, he just nodded for me to sit down. "Ember, I have forgotten about all the other things you have done to Lola in the past four months, but this is a step too much. You tried to poison her by feeding her a cake with nuts in it. It is utterly unacceptable; I thought you would be better than this." He took a deep breath, and I knew he wouldn't let me speak till he was finished. "So I've come to a decision. You'll be touring with The Circus of Spain-"

"You're sending me to Spain?"

He chuckled. "No, Ember. The Circus of Spain is set here. They tour all around the U.K. You will join them."

"You're joking, right? How am I going to join a circus? You can't do that! And I didn't poison Lola! She phoned me and asked for a hazelnut cake! Why would I want to do that, anyway-"

"Enough. You're joining the circus. Pack up, you're leaving tomorrow. End of story."

I shot him a glare full of poison. The tears tickled my cheeks and I furiously wiped them away. I turned around to walk out of the door before I heard his voice again.

"Oh, and you'll have to earn a living from that. Don't rely on me financially." I just carried on walking without another word. A circus?

I went to my room and went out to the balcony. If mum was still with us, this wouldn't have happened. If my dad hadn't found bitch Lola, and she hadn't hypnotized him into proposing to her, this wouldn't have happened. My dad normally was really sweet, but now, since he got together with Lola, he was being very weird. Several times I asked him what was wrong, but all he would say was that his business was going through hard times, and that I didn't need to worry.

I heard a knock and didn't bother letting them in, or looking back. I heard the door open.

"Pack up. You're leaving soon. I've had enough of you; it's time for your father and me to have some time alone." I wanted to puke.

"Go away please. I don't wanna fight."

"Ember, I'm telling you to pack up. Now."

"Why is he sending me to a circus? Couldn't he find something better?"

"That's none of my business. Now hurry."

"Lola, I hope one day you will…never mind. I'll miss you two so much!" I said sarcastically.

She threw a disgusted look at me, and walked out. I sighed. God, life was such a joke.

A/N: Hey everyone! Yes, I'm back! I hope you're happy to see me back :P I have been working on this story for a while now since I took the chapters off, and I am so happy I actually did decide to re draft it, thanks to you guys. Please do read every chapter that I upload now, because I have changed things-this will be clearer in future chapters. Please leave rewives with advice, grammar correction, mistakes. Anything, really, that you'd like to feed back to me. I hope you enjoy it as I feel I have immproved quite a lot. I'm uploading Chapter 1 together with the Prologue-hope you enjoy! :D

~Taurus