5. chapter five
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"get off of me, you sick creep!" i yelled as i fought the, much stronger than me, man off. he still pushed himself on top of me. "Kalin! help me! God, kalin please!" i begged knowing he was nowhere near me. "GET OFF OF ME" i screamed louder.
"shut up!" the man growled as he slammed his fist into my jaw. i screamed in pure pain as i threw my hands up to cover my jaw.
"HEY! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! GET OFF HER!" i heard someone yelling and then footsteps getting closer. the heavy man jerked up from me and took off running. i squirmed as i still had my hands covering my jaw. the other guy came running up to me and picked me up, carrying me out of the alleyway.
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"shelby, i'm so sorry" kalin repeated for the hundredth time that night as he laid in bed beside me. i couldn't answer. my jaw was still damaged. the doctor instructed that all foods needed to be liquified and to limit my jaw movement. i looked up with him with confused eyes. "I should have been there for you. i promise you i will never let anything happen to you again." he said, holding my hand like we've done since we were little. i sighed and leaned up and over him to get the whiteboard and marker and started writing.
'you couldn't have known. i had God with me. it's okay. i would say i forgive you but you haven't done anything' and handed it to him. i watched as he read it, examining his facial expressions. he closed his eyes and i knew in that moment he was praying and thanking God.
i jerked up from bed with my entire body shaking and sweating. 'it was only a nightmare, shelby' i kept repeating to myself. i looked over at the clock. one in the morning. knowing there was no way of sleeping anytime soon i got up, put my vans on, and took off out the door.