The Undertaker's Apprentice
Dartel was going to be an AB*, a living legend, until the accident that killed his best mate Peejay. Peejay's death changed everything. Dartel found himself working for the undertaker who took charge of Peejay's funeral. This wasn't the future he'd dreamed of! Instead he was trapped in the wrong life, with his used-to-be-famous, now drunk mother, Mita, his wannabe Mobster brother Buddy and his sister, Ena, who disapproved of his ‘dirty' pakeha job. How could he break through the ugly present to his real future?
Mala looked out the airplane window at Auckland, wishing she was home in Fiji, but most of all longing for her mother to still be alive, so that none of these terrible changes, new family, new country, new job working in uncle's shop, would be necessary. What would the future hold for her?
Kindred spirits on different paths, would they ever be happy again?