30. You Saw Who?
I woke up in his arms. He was still fast asleep, snoring loudly. I smack his head. "Wake up it's Christmas!" I giggled. He groaned then smiled, "I'm up. Merry Christmas beautiful." Harry said to me. "Merry Christmas babe." I said to him, kissing his nose. "Let's go downstairs." I said. He nodded. I walked downstairs. I handed him his present. The tickets. "What is it?" He asked. "Open it, genius." I said giggling. He opened it. "No way. YOU GOT ME FOOTBOL TICKETS?" He picked me up and spun me around. "I love you. I love you. I love you." He said. I laughed. "Love you too." I said. He put me down and handed me mine. I smiled up at him and opened it. It was a bracelet with half a heart that said 'Harry <' on it. "Harry it's beautiful." I said shedding a tear. "Where's the other half?" I asked. He pulled out his key chain and his said '3 Jayda.' Together they said. 'Harry <3 Jayda'. I him. I put the bracelet on and handed him his second gift or should I say gifts. "Cologne, and bandanna, new jeans and a new sweater?" He asked I nodded. "You're amazing." He said. He handed me mine. "YOU DID NOT." I said. "YOU GOT ME MY BABIES! HARRY IVE BEEN DYING TO HAVE THESE SHOES FOR WEEKS." I shouted. "I know." He said. "OMG these must have costed a fortune." I said. "Don't worry about it." He smiled. I continued to look in the gift bag. "AND YOU GOT ME A NEW SWEATER AND LEGGINGS? DUDE I SERIOUSLY LOVE YOU." I said. He had also gotten me Our Moment which smelled amazing. "One more gift." He said. "Harry you've already done too much." I said. He handed me another jewelry box. "A butterfly necklace?" I asked. It was stunning. "Look in the back." He told me. "I love you -Harry." Was written on the back. I read it aloud. "You are seriously the most amazing boyfriend I've ever had. I smiled. I put the necklace on.
After a while, we were sat at the table eating. "Oh I forgot something." Harry said. "Seriously Harry. Not another gift. I already feel bad enough you spent so much on me." I said giggling. "It's not. I saw your dad at the store." Harry said. I dropped my fork. "You saw who?" I asked shocked. "He's here? Why?" I asked. "I dunno, but I invited him for dinner tomorrow." Harry said. "YOU WHAT? Harry you don't understand, my dad and I aren't exactly on speaking terms." I said. "Why not?" Harry asked. It was time to tell him but did I have to, now? "Harry. Can we talk about it later?" I asked him. He took my hand. "Jayda, I love you. Nothing's changing that." He said. I sighed. "He beat me." I mumbled low and fast. "Huh?" Harry asked. He clearly didn't hear me. "When I was little, about six, he beat me. I was only little so I thought that it was normal. He beat me everyday for no reason. He was an alcoholic. But my mum didn't care. She didn't know he beat me. She worked almost all day, so I was left alone with him." I stopped. I was now crying and I didn't even noticed. I continued. "Once I started knowing it was abuse, he told me that if I would ever tell my mother he would make sure that both her and I were dead. He said that he wasn't going to jail, not over someone as worthless as me. I decided to speak up. I told him that he was a coward, not only beating on a woman, his daughter, but picking on someone weaker than him. He lost it, and beat me until I passed out. My mum walked in on the beating and called the cops. I had bruises everywhere. On my ribs, stomach, back. Name a body part I had a bruise on it. After that he went to jail. I had physical therapy back in the U.S. Then after that was I've my mom moved here." I said. He came over and hugged me. "He will stay away from you if he wants to live." Harry said. I was crying on his chest. "Harry he knows this address, he said that if he goes to jail over me he's gonna kill me." I said panicking. "I'll break every bone in his body if he touches you." Harry said protectively. This was too much. I was having an anxiety attack. I ran to get my inhaler. Harry came behind me and patted my back. "You okay?" He asked. I nodded. "I love you." He said to me. "I love you too, Harry." I laid my head on his shoulder. "Together?" He asked. "Forever" I said.