As soon as I reached my hut I already heard some shouting. I sighed, tears already pinching in my eyes, but I got to stay strong I told myself. I slowly opened the door and entered the room.
"I'm here..." I said and my dad immediately came running to me.
"Where the hell have you been?!" he shouted while he grabbed hold of my arm.
"Just walking on deck!" I tried to say as casually as I could. My dad sighed and pulled me with my arm to my room. It already was aching because off his strong hold.
"You aren't going to come out of this room for tonight! Understand?!" he yelled and I nodded.
"I said do you understand?!" he repeated even louder.
"Yes dad!" I whisper-shouted and he walked away, locking of my door. It doesn't looked like I was getting any food today. But I was used to it, this wasn't the first time.
I sighed and lay down on my bed, taking my pluche-pig Muddy in my arms. It was a gift from my now passed away-grandma for my 4th birthday and I've always slept with it.
An hour passed by and I heard my parents going away, probably going for a dinner. I stood up and walked to the small window, the sun was already setting, it was a beautiful view.
As I day-dreamed I didn't noticed someone ringing the door. I ran as fast as I could to the door but then I remembered I was locked in.
"shit" I murmured under my breath.
"Uhm... Who's this?" I shouted hoping he/she would hear it.
"Emily? It's Louis! Can I come in?" I heard Louis shouting and a smile crept on my face.
"I wish I could let you in but my parents locked me in my room!" I respond.
"Wait a sec! I'm coming!" I heard him walking away. I sat down at a chair waiting until he would come back. Suddenly I heard a knock and I turned around. It was Louis, knocking at my window.
He stood at the deck in front of my window, where no passengers where allowed to come so he took advantage of that opinion. I opened the window and helped him inside.
"Wow, big room you have!" he said and looked around. I smiled a bit and sat down on my bed.
"In case you're wondering how I found you was because I followed you, I heard all the shouting!" He told me and I began to tear up.
"Are you okay?!" He asked and I couldn't hold it, I began to cry.
"Did he hurt you?" he asked and I showed him my arm. It was a bit swollen up and red but it wasn't that bad. He stroked it gently with his fingertips.
"Wow, painfully..." he said and I nodded.
"Can I give you a hug?" he asked shyly and I already moved closer to him. I lay my head down at his chest and he lay his tattooed arms around me.
"Wow, you're very warm..." I said and he laughed a bit. My crying stopped and I already began to smile a bit.
"Uhm Emily? I really would like to stay but I gotta go to work..." Louis said and I pouted a bit.
"Did you already had dinner or something?" he asked and I shook my head no.
"And I aren't getting any food till breakfast probably..." I said. Louis looked terrified.
"How could your parents do that? I will take some food with me when i'm ready with work!" Louis said and I smiled. He looked at his phone.
"I really gotta run otherwise I'm gonna get late!" He said and pushed a note in my hand. He hugged me and whispered "Stay strong" in my ear. I smiled and watched him climbing out of my window.
"See ya!" he shouted and ran away. Just when he was away I could hear my parents come back. I closed the window and lay down on my bed again.
Then I remembered the note he gave me. I opened it and noticed it was his phone number. I smiled and pulled my phone out of my bag, unlocking it and putting his number in. I immediately texted him:
"Hey Louis, good luck at work, I already look forward to tonight! See ya! -Emily"
I pushed the send button and waited for a reply, two minutes later my phone vibrated and I saw he texted back:
"Hey Em! (is it alright if I call you that?) Thank you! Same to me! I will try get you some food! See ya tonight! -Louis"
As soon as I read the message I smiled. I locked my phone and started to wait till Louis would come back.