Rhythm of Love
Soon enough she found her way home in Oyama, B.C. which is a small town right outside of Kelowna. Going back home brings the good and the bad. She finds herself building a bond with one of the most caring guys she's ever met. But for some reason she has such a hard time trusting and always finds herself pushing people away. While battling depression she finds herself in a budding romance.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
- Jim Morrison
Carey is a goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens. He is said to be one of the best goaltenders of his time. In his off season he spends his time in B.C. He's a caring type of guy, and loves country everything. Hunting, fishing, bucking, country music and dressing like a cowboy are part of his favorite things. He is one of the main characters.
Daniel "Cloud" Campos
Daniel is a upcoming music producer and director. He also does dancing and only sings when with Rydell. He's from Orlando, Florida and isn't the one for cold weather. He's a romantic type of guy, but loves to live life in the moment. He has many dreams and moved to L.A. around the same time as Rydell to achieve his dreams. Daniel is brought up a lot in the flashbacks, but is a current-time character as well.
Jesse is Rydell's older brother. He moved to Chicago to go to school, and he graduated. Right out of university he started his own business and became and entrepeneur. His career was succesful, and he became wealthy. He was close with his family, but drifted a little bit. Deep down he's just a small-town kid. Jesse is mentioned every few chapters.
Rydell Brighton is a break dancer, who also sings. Rydell isn't one for surprises. A lot of the time she has a hard time figuring out who she really is. For quite some time, she's depressed and feels alone. You will notice that she's a fairly quiet person, who can be really sarcastic. She's a small-town Canadian with so many dreams. She's a spur of the moment type of person and a real adrenaline junkie. Rydell is very close with her family. She is the main character in the story.
This is the opening to the chapter and briefs you a little bit on what it will be about. The main character, Rydell returns home. You start to learn a little more about her. Later in the chapter she meets the other main character.
After struggling with all of the tragedy close to home, Rydell visits her family and goes out for a while. Having an animal or pet in your life really takes down your stress, it gives you a true and real friend. Sometimes that's all people need.
Spending time with Jesse is always a great way to cope, but sometimes it just isn't enough. A day on the beach though, that is a real reliever. A little time having a relaxing beer and letting the sunshine is just what she needed, but it is soon ruined by some stranger.
The only activity there is to think of when you're over eighteen is drinking. Rydell finds herself in a club. The depression and sadness seems to be numbed when she's drunk. But after a night of drinking and memories she finds herself in a strange place.
Music is what Rydell needs. After putting her steady up and coming music career on hold for a couple of weeks she picks up her guitar and lets it all out, only to be heard. After learning so much and teaching so much, she finds herself very interested and is ready to try new things.
Having a few drinks to getting over your exes is always fun. Rydell finds herself a little bit closer to Carey after telling him some of her deepest secrets. She soon finds herself thinking of Daniel, yet again.
It's all getting worst, but at the same time it's all getting just a little bit better. Of course the memories are reminisced, they always will be. It's hard to forget. But it's time to meet the parents.
A filler chapter that is full of cliche romance and happiness. She shows Carey her positive past and that she loves a good adrenaline rush.
The cancer is getting worst. Everything goes downhill after the news. He just doesn't seem to get anything, or maybe Rydell doesn't seem to get anything. Just to her luck though, he comes back. Rydell is left stunned.
Rydell got the call, and it all seemed to fall into place. Well, that's what she thought. She get's a rude awakening to life when her dad drops some devastating news. Rydell finds herself crying on his shoulder.
Rydell sees Carey around the local area and she finds herself talking to him rather unpleasantly. She argues with him before remembering some good times, before everything went downhill and into sadness.
Nothing spectacular happened with the lockout. It was pretty much the same old, same old. Rydell decides to spend a day with JT. She comes back with the best news. But to her luck, she comes back to a whole new surprise. Someone or something was there...