"The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led."

Prologue. Kaily.

Sometimes, you have to make a choice. And maybe what you choose isn't what you want, but it's what you have to do to just live.

Kaily had to make those choices many times in her life.

Sometimes, the choices could be better for you, even if you didn't know it at the time. She chose not to tell anyone she had a drunken mother, they had to find out on their own and when they did, her mother had been arrested and Kaily and her sister had been adopted by her best friend's father.

She chose to leave home to go to college. And even if leaving her sister for several years broke her heart, she was getting an education.

And sometimes, the choices you make can utterly rip your heart apart.

She was too good at hurting herself. She was truly pathetic, wasn't she? Thinking about a guy she hadn't seen for three years now, when she should've been focusing on other things. And even if she'd loved him, their breakup had been proof that they never should have gotten together in the first place. He'd left her…

Kaily brushed back her thick hair and dipped her hand back into her coat pocket, other hand holding a coffee that she sipped.

Then she stopped, a feeling of irony creeping upon her. Thoughts were truly dangerous.

Here she was, thinking about choices, and one popped up in front of her face.

To her left, a restaurant stood with the words "Hiring: waitress/singer."

And to her right, across the busy New York street, a much larger, classier sign that said "Broadway Auditions: Chorus."

Her finger tapping her paper cup, she knew she had to make a decision. After all, the reason she had been out in the first place was to find a job.

After a moment of slight deliberation, she turned to the left, pushing open the door. A few minutes later, the "Help Wanted" sign came down.

She had made her choice.

So…. Welcome back, everyone. Only a few days after I finished the first book, lol. I hope the prologue wasn't confusing to you, haha. Basically, it's four years later and Kaily is in college at Cornell University. This book won't be as depressing as the last one, I promise. It's going to focus more on the romance.

If you are a new reader, you have to read Where the Lines Overlap to understand this.