A Song In The Night

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An incredibly real and true to life, poignant and humorous account of neglected and abused teens rescued by an unconventional psychologist. Based on fact, the novel shows that there will always be a reason not to quit, and that hope makes a way, as long as there is a dream and laughter hidden somewhere within. A very different read that promises joy and gladness of heart, as well as a change in ones perspective, but that you'll only realize at the end...

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, PREFACE, WARNING & LIST OF CHARACTERS

Submitted: October 10, 2006

An incredibly real and true to life, poignant and humorous account of neglected and abused teens rescued by an unconventional psychologist. Based on fact, the novel shows that there will always be a reason not to quit, and that hope makes a way, as long as there is a dream and laughter hidden somewhere within. A very different read that promises joy and gladness of heart, as well as a change in ones perspective, but that you'll only realize at the end... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 1

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CHAPTER 1 It rained heavily as I sped home after a late Friday night at the hospital. The music blared aloud and tried to energize me... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 2

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CHAPTER 2 I never got to sleep. I sat up in the bed and read while listening to Caine's breathing calming; catching the odd glimpse a... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 3

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CHAPTER 3 I thought both Kyle and Caine crazy when they decided to go for a swim, instead of a shower. It wasn't long before their la... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 4

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CHAPTER 4 It was just after eight that my cell phone woke me up. Tiredly I reached for it and turned onto my back. "Dr. Olin," I ... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 5

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CHAPTER 5 I was quiet on the way home as the whole situation around Matt wouldn't let go of me. I tried to analyse exactly what it wa... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 6

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CHAPTER 6 "You actually like this music?" Caine asked as Boys Town Gang's Can't Take My Eyes Off You carried me away. "I love it!... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 7

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CHAPTER 7 My thoughts kept returning to Matt, even when Tommy uttered a nervous laugh every now and then. I wondered about the detail... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 8

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CHAPTER 8 Tommy came along when I went to pick Kyle up from school. Approaching the car Kyle saw Tommy in the front next to me and fr... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 9

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CHAPTER 9 Jarydd and Carl got up at six with Caine and Kyle, and Jarydd brought me some tea. "What happened to Michael or Tommy, ... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 10

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CHAPTER 10 On arrival at La Cumparsita, a gay restaurant in Highlands North, it was obvious that we drew virtually everybody's attent... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 11

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CHAPTER 11 "Tommy, just check upstairs if Caine is there and if he's okay, please." Kyle started shaking his head so vigorously t... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 12

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CHAPTER 12 Before the alarm clock went off I lie awake waiting for it, still stunned that all had not been a dream. There next to me ... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 13

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CHAPTER 13 [1]"Silently vanishing, then re-appearing, slipping away for a while!" Kyle joined his favourite Christian metal g... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 14

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CHAPTER 14 After a quick shower, we were only thirty minutes late, but Tommy was remarkably more at ease than when they had initially... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 15

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CHAPTER 15 It was with great difficulty that I dragged myself out of bed at six the next morning. We had decided that Tommy would sta... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 16

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CHAPTER 16 The sun set beautifully behind us when the kids rushed into the lake to take a bath. Cody and Donnie had swum into the dis... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 17

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CHAPTER 17 How I wished that we could take Reuben and Henry, and in all truth, all the other kids with me, just to ensure that they w... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 18

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CHAPTER 18 Everybody got quiet as the first notes of the guitar and Reuben's voice hushed even the crackling sound of the fire. Snugg... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 19

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CHAPTER 19 "Chris!" It was Stuart's voice that cut through the early Sunday morning silence, and followed by a gentle shake I was rip... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 20

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CHAPTER 20 Upon our arrival, these kids had been clearly distinguished as separate from the world, and that separation had formed suc... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 21

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CHAPTER 21 We slept like logs after two Comforts and a hot shower, especially having been up since the previous morning, and when Hen... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 22

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CHAPTER 22 Arriving back at home Kyle was sitting in front of the fireplace in his usual at-home attire, his guitar in his hand rehea... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 23

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CHAPTER 23 It was late afternoon when a vehicle pulled up the driveway. "It must be Brent and Adam!" Kyle mentioned excitedly as ... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 24

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CHAPTER 24 After we made a quick stop at Tommy's, for him and Henry to change, we met up with Jarydd and the gang at just after eight... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 25

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CHAPTER 25 We left at two having had to drag Jarydd and the kids home. It must have been such a stress release being able to dance th... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 26

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CHAPTER 26 Darren agreed to tell as much as he could remember during our meeting with Jordan and Ywaine, an old friend since Lucien's... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 27

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CHAPTER 27 "I'm really starting to understand why you refuse to work with adults..." Jarydd didn't care to hide his anger and inabili... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 28

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CHAPTER 28 Jordan was ecstatic, but for Darren, the case was lost, as nothing had really changed for him. Both Jordan and Darren were... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 29

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CHAPTER 29 It was a month later and Vyniette still hadn't located Timothy's parents. Rumour was that they had moved to Cape Town, but... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 30

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CHAPTER 30 As I watched him laying there so helpless, my whole being turned numb. "Please Lord, just let him live," I prayed. "He... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 31

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CHAPTER 31 At six the next morning I was up after a very restless night. I just couldn't get to sleep without Tommy next to me. I too... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 32

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CHAPTER 32 The sound of the rain against the window woke me up almost four hours later. I kissed Tommy's hand and as I lifted my head... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 33

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CHAPTER 33 We had both been awake for quite a while, but decided to just stay in bed and enjoy each other's presence. Needless to say... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 34

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CHAPTER 34 The ten days away was the most wonderful time I could possibly have spent with Tommy. Even facing my demons regarding Luci... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 35

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CHAPTER 35 Jarydd and the kids woke us up with their noisy arrival, and then the repeated knocks on our bedroom door. "Oh, Chris,... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 36

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CHAPTER 36 It was just past five when the home phone rang. I wondered who could be so desperate on an early Monday morning. Sleepy an... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 37

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CHAPTER 37 "Do you know what?" Tommy asked smilingly when we left the office. "Tell me..." It felt so good to be so much in love ... Read Chapter

CHAPTER 38 - FINAL

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CHAPTER 38 Matt packed the rest of his stuff and left with a very bewildered Connor, who really didn't know what was going on. "T... Read Chapter