They were all named after the season in which they were born. Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. They were all born in that order too surprisingly enough and all girls, that made life in school a little easier for Winter and Spring who had the more unusual names. Once Autumn had been through their classes, teachers saw the last two sisters coming. They were all so different, yet so similar that teachers were constantly on their toes with the sisters.
Summer was the one that everyone loved. All three of her sisters wanted to be her, as did most of the population at her school. She made good grades, could do anything she tried and was amazingly popular. Summer was the 'it' girl.
Autumn always felt like she was in Summer's shadow, and she was. Autumn was super smart, had amazing grades and was going to get into college a year early just so she could get away from living in Summer's shadow.
Winter, like her name was cold and dreary. She didn't really have any friends apart from her sisters and she liked it that way. She and Autumn had a special bond and had always been close, and when she realised that she would never be like
Summer, she decided that she would strive to be like Autumn instead. She had amazing grades like her and there was a chance that she would be going to college two years early just so she could go at the same time as Autumn.
Spring was special. She was the baby of the family and everyone loved her, just like they loved Summer. Spring had a wild side and liked to try everything and was forever getting into trouble.
The season's sisters were close and although there were times they couldn't stand each other, they were always there for each other.
It was the beginning of summer (the season, not the sister) right before the year where they would all be attending the same high school when everything started to change. For the first time ever they were not going to be together for the summer.
Summer was going to be a camp counsellor at their summer camp.
Autumn and Winter were taking college classes at different colleges in different states.
Spring had decided that she wanted to spend the summer with their Aunt in Galveston, Texas working for her and tanning on the beach there.
They were only a few days into their summer that they thought was going to be amazing when they got the news. The news that would change their lives and defiantly their summer forever.
Their parents had been murdered.