My feet became weak with each step I took. By now I was on a slow pace of walking.
I knew my father would find me soon enough. if I went to my grandparents house I would have to return home immediately. Being me, a shy girl at school, I don't have many friends.
Then a lightbulb went off.
I could go to my one and only best friend Gemma. Besides, her brother, I think Henry is his name is cute.
I wearily ran slowly trying to quicken my pace. I finally arrived at a familiar house I usually visited to hang out and study at.
It was 11:00 and I was praying Gemma would answer the door.
................... No answer
Knock. Knock. Knock.
I heard moving of an object. Attempting to raise my knuckle a last time, the door opened.
"Hello?" A young man raspy voice questioned. I had to admit. Hands down he was super hot.
Me being the most awkward and stutter queen around guys, I didn't have much experience talking to them.
"Uh h-hi is G-Gemma there?" I nervously asked. Not only was a nervous of guys, but I was slightly scared of them. Because of my frightening fathers abuse, I never got to actually get to meet nice ones.
"Gemma?" he shouted with tiredness in his voice, "Um a girl's here for you...."
I heard a groan and someone stumble down the stairs.
"Huh....." She groaned.
Immediately her eyes light up when she saw me. In her flannel dog pajamas and bathrobe she ran and jumped into my arms, nearly making me fall over.
"Jess!!!!!" Gemma exclaimed. She looked exhausted as she questioned me, " Why are you here so late at night?"
My eyes watered at the thought. Even with the hot guy in the room, I burst out crying. I sobbed so much I could have made the Sahara desert into the Pacific Ocean.
"Shhhhhh" my best friend comforted, " C'mon love follow me."
Gem dragged me up to her room like a tired puppy.
Silence filled the room, until Gemma broke it with a small cough. Which obviously meant for me to explain.
"I woke up and my dad h-he was drunk uh and......." I continued to sob. "He was whipping my sister Bethany and he was about to beat me b-but I ran. I need somewhere to stay."
Gemma just embraced me while I cried on her shoulder. She sighed.
"Well... I guess you can stay here since your legal to move out. But only if your fine with Harry here."
Hmm... Harry. I like that name
"Soon enough I'm gonna have to tell my mum though"
I nodded. "Thank you." I whispered and fell into a deep sleep.