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- The prologue is a memory of Toswiah/Evie's life in Denver.
- Toswiah/Evie and Cameron/Anna are watching their mother make dinner while they do homework.
- Toswiah/Evie worries that one night her father—a cop—won't come home.
- Then he does come home, and they're all happy to see him.
- Toswiah/Evie can't imagine living anywhere but Denver, but at the end of the chapter, we discover she's looking back, and Denver is already gone.