This story follows a brother and sister relationship from their early stages of childhood to adulthood. As they grow up before the reader’s eyes, they face the challenges of a broken family. The shape of my story is very much based on the classic “Man in Hole” structure. The story starts off with Leo (10) and his older sister Nicki (13) playing pretend in their living room. Suddenly their life is changed when their parents break the news of their decision to divorce. Leo’s character is the most emotionally effected and as he grows up in the family he faces more challenges that make his life seem more miserable. Ultimately, the rise up to a normal happy life again doesn’t happen gradually. In a final scene, Leo is 18 and his sister is now 23. They end up in the same playroom from the beginning. As they are unpacking boxes, they connect. Laura thought she could graduate and live independently from her parents, Leo thought he could keep things going with his girlfriend. Laura explains how people come and go, and you can’t really plan your future. They realize they will always have each other; it’s unconditional love.