My name is Alice Thorpe, and I was born in 1996. That's all I know. I was abandoned in a park when I was a baby. Therefore I have no family, no past. I have taken my adoptive parents' name, but I want more. I want to feel anchored into this life.
I sat, gazing into the distance. Once again, I was on a 'family streak' as my family put it. Nobility, or the woman on the park bench that tries to sell me a watch every day? She could be anyone..
I hate the idea of having no family. No-one to have the same eyes, or the same laugh. My adoptive family, of course, I love to pieces, there's just something.. missing. But where do I begin? I don't even know my real surname. Fat lot of good that's going to be if I don't know my name!