Beep, Beep, Beep went the alarm alerting me to get up. I had just one more week of school left and I was a free women. I turned my alarm off and got up, falling back because I was dizzy. After a minute of rest, I got up and decided to change. I wore purple and blue faded skinny jeans, black converse high-tops, and a black-lace see through shirt. I straightened my long black hair and bangs. I put on black eyeliner, mascara, and purple eye-shadow. (I liked wearing a lot of make-up because I am so insecure about my look.) I grabbed my purse, stuck my IPhone in my back pocket, and as I was walking out of my room, I turned to my dresser with all my family pictures to see a picture of my cousin Liam. We hadn't spoken or seen each other in such a long time. He was the only person that I could trust, besides by bff Lucy and my cousin Lacey.
I heard the car horn honk, shocking me back to reality. I ran down the stairs, and as I got into the kitchen, I saw my brothers: Ricky was on the couch, Chandler was on the computer, Slater was doing homework, and DJ was eating breakfast. It was hard on all of us because our parents. My parents were abusive. They liked to abuse me, and they would get drunk and beat us up. They only did it to me and my younger brother Slater. He always got away, but I never did. “Hey Dana, can you get me a glass of water, please?” DJ interrupted my thoughts, snapping me back to reality. “Sure thing, DJ.” I got a bottle and gave it to him. “Hey I gotta go, bye guys love you!” “Dana, I will come get you later so we can take DJ to the store for some stuff. Ok?” Chandler was the oldest and since my parents never came around, He was like the Father of the house. “No problem. Bye Guys.”
I left the house grabbed the key from the mat and got into Lucy’s car. “Hey Dana, I love your outfit!” “Thanks, I love yours too!” She had on black skinny jeans, black ankle-length lace boots, and a white t-Shirt with a guitar colored like the British flag. She had black hair with red highlights and it was straight like mine. We drove off and sat in silence for about 10 minutes listening to the radio. When Katy Perry came on, I turned up the radio and we started singing along. We were having such a good time that when the song ended I hadn’t even noticed we were at school. We got out of the car, and I saw my loser boyfriend walking towards us.
My boyfriend Logan was really abusive and liked to hit me a lot. He pressured me into to doing things I never wanted all the time. It was hard because it reminded me of my parents. He was controlling and demanding. When he came over, he grabbed my butt and crushed his lips against mine. I never felt any connection towards him. He made me feel uncomfortable. I hated it, but had I said anything or broken up with him, who knows what would happen to me. The bell rang signaling first period. He let go of me and said “Hey, lunch fifth period, your mine behind the school. Don’t be late and don’t bail or else.” With that he smacked my butt and walked away.
Later that Day
The Bell rang for fourth period, and luckily, Lucy and I were both TA’s in the office. The teacher just let us talk, so we just sat behind the desk. “I don’t like Logan, he is a total jackass and I hate seeing you like this” Lucy was so upfront about it, but I knew that she was right. “I know, and your right, but who knows what he will do to me. I’m scared for my own life.” Just as I had said that, someone had walked into the office with a note. The principle wanted me in his office. I got my stuff and headed to his office. When I got there, my brothers Ricky and Chandler were there plus my parents. Long time no see from them. “Dana, your parents have requested a conference with you in my office. I am going to leave you to it, seeing as they don’t need me in the room.” He walked out of the room, and all I could think about was why he left and what my parents had to say to me.
“Dana, your father and I believe that you being at this school surrounded by all these kids is ruining your life. We have decided that you are going to start your college years up in Los Angeles with your Uncle Steve. Maybe he can crack down on you.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Did my mother just say what I think she said? “Your joking me right? I mean you’ve got to be kidding me, you can’t do this to me you have no right.” “Hey, do not talk back to your mother like that again young lady. We have made a decision and that is final. No If’s, and’s or but’s. We clear? I don’t care how you feel about it because your opinion doesn’t matter and it has already been decided.” I started to feel tears form in my eyes, but tried holding them back, remaining strong. My parents left the room, and my father had no expression on his face. As soon as they left I broke down in tears. I felt my brothers helping me up, but it made no difference.
We walked to the car after I collected myself. As I opened the door, I saw Logan walk towards me. My father thought he was the perfect boy for me, so he let me say my goodbyes. “I know what you are trying to do Dana, and it won’t work.” “What are you talking about?” “You are trying to find a way out of this relationship by moving, but I am one step ahead of you, always. You can’t hide from me Dana, I will find you and when I do your dead.” I flicked him off, and got in the car as we drove off.