The Fire of the Past


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  • My history....
  • Help! Fire!
  • Run for your life!!!
  • Yes, I did.
  • You started the fire?
  • Miya puts down Twelth Night and stares out her apartment window at the busy streets of London. l She's lived with her Mom and her brother in London every since they moved from Paris after her father was arrested for leading a band of notorious criminals.
  • Please, have mercy!
  • During the middle of the night their house is set on fire and it quickly spreads until the majority of London is in flame. Miya and her mother are separated in the frenzy of people trying to free the fire. Her brother is no where to be found.
  • How could you?
  • You are sentenced to a lifetime in prison.
  • I'm Sorry...
  • Miya meets her brother at the Metro Station. She soon learns he was the one that started the fire. She is shocked. He started it because he felt pressured by their father's criminal followers who intercepted him every time her left the safety of the apartment.
  • A new home!
  • A new life!
  • Miya takes his to court, ignoring his protests for mercy, and denying he was her brother.
  • I can't believe you're my brother!
  • Her mother is contacted and the trial begins as soon as she arrives. Miya is starting to weaken in her resolve while her mother feels the same astonishment she felt at first. The judge sentences her brother to a lifetime in jail, just like her father.
  • Miya and her mother start a new life in London, putting the past behind them.
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