10. A dream?
I woke up the next day in my bed not room no tap no belt or chair. I was so freaked out that I screamed causing my dad to run up stairs. "Niall are you okay I heard you scream!" I moved over into the corner of my bed and cowered in fear that this was a trick and that he was going to hurt me. He looked at me concern and like he really cared about me. I hesitated at first but I made my way to my dad and gave him a hug.
I tried to hold my self together but had no luck. I ended up crying my eyes out on his shoulder as he hugged me just like I dreamed about so many times before. "Dad I'm so sorry." I sad threw tears. He pulled me away and looked me in the eyes. Just then I smelt pan cakes. I looked at him and he laughed and said, "Go ahead." I got up and as I was running out the door he slapped on me on the back.
I stopped in my tracks getting ready to feel the pain only it never came. I turned around to my dad was staring at me. I just laughed and said I was just joking and he smiled at me then laughed too. "Um why don't you go ahead dad I'll be right down." He looked at me and nodded his head I ran to the bathroom and ripped my shirt off. I ran to the mirror and cheeked my back only to see that their was no marks any where on my back. I started to cheek the rest of my body only see nothing. This was so weird....
I put it all aside and went down stairs to eat breakfast with my dad like I always did. When I got down stairs I smiled at him only to see a woman standing their cooking in the kitchen. I looked at dad and said, "Who is she?" He looked at me confused at first but then he smiled and laughed at me. "Good one Niall." I looked at him confuse bye why he laughed when the woman turned around.
I had tears in my eyes at the sight of her. I ran up to her hugged her tight. It had been for ever since I last hugged her and felt her hug me back. She looked down at me with one of her warm smiles on her face. Just like the smile I had seen so many time before as a child. "Niall what's the matter honey?" I looked up her with tears in my eyes. "I missed you so much mom!" I started to cry even harder now.
She just looked at me very concerned. I smiled and sat down to eat when I looked up at my dad he was mean and scary looking again. "THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT NIALL! IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS!" He was screaming as he took his belt off and got ready to hit me. I ran to the kitchen and garbed my mom. "Mom please you have to help me!" I was so scared now but what scared me even more was when my mom turned around.
"What's the matter Niall?" I screamed as I saw a skeleton standing in front of me where my mom should have been. She reached out to hug me and said, "SAVE ME NIALL PLEASE! SAVE ME!" She had a twisted smile on her face. Just as my dad was about to hit me I woke up screaming in a puddle of sweat on my bed. I was so afraid after that I refused to go back to sleep. So in stead I went and dug out my old teddy bear that my mom made for me when I was a kid and I sat their clutching it to my chest and cried. Then i started to hum a song that my mom had sang to me as a baby all the time.