My name is Mariah Winston. I am 19 years old and lived with my grandmother for 12 years before she past away last week. My mother died when I was 7 from an overdose. She was a drug addict. And my father and I, well, don't speak. Until now.
I am going to move to England to live with him and attend some college there. We never spoke after my mother past away. Tough life for a 7 year old. He was an alcoholic and stopped drinking after my mother past away. But for some reason just left me behind when he went back to England. I've been living in South Carolina for my whole life.
My life has always been really strange. At school I was never popular but had my own group of friends. We weren't the bad asses or the bitchy drama queens. We were the typical school kids. I've always been a well behaved student with good grades. I respected most adults (except my father) and helped my grandmother. But with people my age, well that's definitely a different story.
I don't and will never trust anyone. Why? Because when I was 14 my best friend was raped. She was 14 as well. The sad part is, the guy who raped her was 19 at the time and her step brother. That was nothing compared to how he beat the shit out of her anytime she gave him attitude. He tried to rape me too but thank god my friend Rachel (the girl who got raped) mother came in before he even touched me. I trusted him. Before he did anything he was like a big brother to me, a role model. But he pulled that trust out and wodded it in a ball and threw it in my face.
My dad has changed a lot over the years physically and mentally. I forgive him for leaving but I won't trust that he won't just abandon me again. I'm leaving tommorow for England and I have all of my bags packed and my friends and I have said our goodbyes.
I walk upstairs to my bedroom and change my clothes before I go to sleep. I pray that moving to England will be good for both my father and I. One can only hope. I fall asleep to the loud rain hitting my window.
(Hey guys! Thanks for reading my story! I hope you will like it! Also I see Mariah Winston as Selena Gomez and her dad Nick Winston as Peter Facinalli! Please comment and all that other stuff! Keep reading and I love you guys!)