(Appeared in 2007's Black Beat Magazine)
Meet Romeo and Juliet of the new millennium!!!
Everlasting is the chronicle of two equally fascinating Latino teenagers, seventeen year old Juan Alonso and sixteen year old Nina Sagastume, who fall in love despite unrelenting odds.
Juan is a political, outspoken romantic who believes education and determination is the key to a better life. His brother Rico is the leader of the notorious Bronx street gang, The New York Assassins. Juan can't seem to escape the hold of his community until he meets Nina.
Nina is a striking, straight-laced dreamer who's never even been kissed. She quickly becomes Juan's salvation. In return, Juan allures her with his charm and inspiring intelligence. Nina finds herself doing something that she's never done…falling in love. It isn't until Juan rules her heart that Nina finds out he's affiliated with the New York Assassins, the rival gang of the Bronx Gangstas, an equally powerful street gang led by her cousin Tajo. Tajo and Rico refuse to let Nina and Juan run off into the sunset. They will do anything to keep the war between the gangs solid.
Things become even more complicated for Juan and Nina when Chino, a jealous admirer determined to have Nina for himself, enters the picture. Despite these obstacles, Juan and Nina realize that true love is hard to obtain but definitely worth fighting for.
Everlasting is a passionate love story for today's generation or for anyone who truly believes that love conquers all!