Theo, Margot and Jade first met behind their high school's bleachers while skipping ninth grade gym class. As the three outcasts of their grade, they had apparent disdain for participating in organized sports with their classmates.
They lived in Lunenburg, a small port town in Nova Scotia. Known for its history, but not for its excitement, there wasn't much for a 13-year-old kid to do. It could be a very isolating place.
Luckily, the trio found solace in one another. Theo, Margot and Jade bonded over their shared rejection of small-town normalcy and their love for Stanley Kubrick movies. Whenever they felt lost, they had each other to lean on.
Theo, Margot and Jade dreamed of escaping their small-town lives for the excitement of a big city. For the next three years, they saved every dollar they could - from summer jobs to birthdays to the loose change they found in couches. It was thrilling, the idea of starting fresh in a place where no one knew their names.
By the time of their grade 12 graduation, they had each saved enough money for a one-way plane ticket to Toronto. With the promise of their new lives just weeks away, Theo, Margot and Jade were the happiest they had ever been in Lunenburg. They were about to embark on an exciting new chapter - together.
Amidst the nervousness of boarding the plane, the trio began to feel a collective sense of relief. As the plane rumbled along the tarmac, Theo, Margot and Jade started to let go of their lives as small-town outcasts. The sideways glances and disapproving sneers they had so often received over the last four years began to fade out of focus. The trio was on to bigger things, and they never once looked back.