My aunt was cruel to me. My cousins would make fun of me. One night I didn't do all my chores and my aunt got mad. "No wonder your mother hated you!" She said. "I-I'm sorry I was tired and-" "No don't do that! You just want me to be stressed out and you to relax!" She roared. "No I-" "shut up!" She spat. "I'm sorry." I said quietly. "I said shut up!" My aunt said slapping me. This wasn't new to me. I cried in a corner. My aunt stormed into her room. She didn't come back. "Hey Jewel." My oldest cousin said. "What?" I asked scared. "Come here." He said going into his room. I went to his room but didn't see him. Then the door shut and I stood in front of it. "Why did you shut the door?" I asked. "You know I've wanted to do this for a long time." He said. He was around my age (17). "Do what?" I asked getting a little scared. He came closer and smashed his lips against mine. I tried pushing him off but he wouldn't let me. "Stop please." I begged. He let go and just stood for a moment. "You want this the easy way or not?" He asked. "I don't want this period." I said. "Hard it is." He said. The walls were so thick no one could hear me. He pushed me on the bed and got on top of me. "Get off. Stop please. I don't want this. Darren stop." I begged. "Let's get you excited." He said. He pulled off my cloths as I fought. He kissed my neck making me moan. He teased me by putting two fingers in me. "Stop teasing me!" I said. He smirked. 'What the fudge? I don't want this.' I thought. "Get off Darren please." I begged. "Still fighting huh?" He asked. "I don't want this. Please get off. Darren no. Stop." I begged again. He continued to do stuff. 'Do something anything.' I thought. I had to get out of there. I moaned and screamed his name. He smiled and loosened up. "What the?" I acted. He looked behind him and I pushed him off. I pressure pointed him and he fell on the floor. It gave me time to put on my cloths and run. I ran outside not listening to him calling me. I ran and ran. I wasn't watching where I was going and hit someone. "I'm so sorry." I said. "No it's ok." He said. I looked up to see a very handsome man. Some girls passed and whispered the name Harry. Then I heard Darren's voice. I got scared and backed up. Harry must have noticed because he stood in front of me protectively. I help his amazingly big biceps in fear. "Jewel come with me. Now!" Darren ordered. "I think it's quite clear she doesn't want to." Harry said. "Who are you?" Darren asked. "It doesn't matter." Harry said. Darren grabbed my hand and pulled my away from Harry. "Don't let him take me Harry. Help please!" I begged. Harry punched Darren and I took off. Harry right behind me. It looked like he was chasing me. I got scared and ran faster. Harry grabbed my hand and pulled me toward him. I began to cry in fear. "It's ok I'm not gonna hurt you." He said. I still cried. He pulled me into his chest. I felt comfortable in his arms. "Come on let's get you cleaned up." He said. He took me hand and led me to his car. He drove me to his flat where Louis was. I had cuts on my face from my aunt. He dabbed them with a rag. "Why did you save me? You don't even know me." I asked. "Because I looked in your eyes and I saw you needed help." He said. "You don't know what you've got yourself into." I sighed. "I'm not afraid of him." He said. "It's not him. It's my uncle. He'll kill you." I said. "It'll be worth it." He said. I looked into his green eyes. I could see care and love. I haven't seen that in a long time. He put the rag down and kissed me. 'This is going to fast. I just met him...but I love him.' I thought. It was a short kiss but it was real. He took me into the living room. Louis was sitting on the sofa watching tv. "Hey Lou this is Jewel." Harry said. Louis looked back and stared at me. "It-it's nice to meet you." He stuttered. "You too." I said. He looked down at mine and Harry's hands interlocked. I let go. "I'm really tired." I said. I really was though. "I bet you can sleep in the guest." Harry said. I nodded and walked into the room. "So where did you find this one Haz?" Louis asked. "She ran into me." Harry said. "She was running from this guy. She was really scared so I helped her." Louis nodded. "Well I'm tired so I'm going to bed. Goodnight." Louis said in a girly way. "Goodnight." Harry laughed. I laid in my bed tossing and turning. My cloths were uncomfortable and I was still shocked of what happened with Darren. 'I can't believe he did that.' I thought. 'This is all a dream. No it's a nightmare. Darren didn't just rape me.' I told myself. 'Is this really worth it? I mean I'm worthless. Why do I need to live?' I asked myself. "You're not worthless." Harry said. "Was I thinking out loud?" I asked. "Yeah." He said with a small chuckle. "Sorry." I said. "Don't apologize it's cute." He said. I curled up and put a pillow in front of me. I rested my head on it. "So what all did you hear?" I asked. "Just you questioning your life. Don't do anything." He said taking my hand. "I won't." I said. His eyes lit up when he smiled. Then I fell asleep on Harry.
She fell asleep on me. I couldn't see myself with anyone else. Not even Shay made me feel like this. I felt needed. She needed someone. She was so weak and needed someone to help her. I was going to protect her. I kissed her but it seemed to be going to fast. I don't know what I was thinking. I love her though. What if she doesn't love me? With all these thoughts I fell asleep.
I woke up with Harry next to me. I laughed and got up. Harry slightly moved but was still asleep. I went into the living room where Louis was. "Morning beautiful." He said. I blushed and sat on the couch. "You don't talk much do you?" He asked. "Not really." I say with a chuckle. "So what's up with you and Haz?" He asked sitting next to me. I shrugged. "What?" He asked with a laugh in his words. "Well he kissed me but nothing more. Oh and he saved me from my cousin who was-...uh just trying to get me to come home to my abusive aunt and uncle." I said. I didn't want anyone to know about Darren. I got a pillow and put it in front of me like last night. I rested my head on it. I felt violated from yesterday. I had just lost my virginity to my cousin. I tear streamed down my face. I hid my face so Louis wouldn't see. He took my hand and kissed it. Then my phone rang. I was scared to answer it. "H-hello?" I asked. "I saw that guy and I'm gonna find you don't worry." Darren's voice said. "What no I don't want to come back home. You won't find me!" I said bravely. "Yes I will and we'll finish what we started!" He said. I hung up and was about to walk out the door when Louis stopped me. "Where are you going?" He asked sounding somewhat hurt. "I have to go. Please don't let anyone hurt Harry." I said. "Where?" He asked. "I don't know but I'll figure it out. If someone asked, you don't know me and Harry just ran into me and I took off." I said. "Jewel please don't go I-Harry needs you." He said. "I can't. I'm sorry Louis." I said. Why was it such a big deal? I just met them. I left before be could stop me. I hailed a cab and got in it quickly. Tears streamed down my face at the thought if Darren. I got out at a park and paid the driver. I got my change and got out. It was cold but beautiful. I didn't know what to do other than cry. I had no job, no place to go. I jumped when I felt someone touchy shoulder. "Cassidy!" I exclaimed. I hugged her tight. "Cassidy I need help. I ran away. Darren did something terrible. I don't want to talk about it." I said. "Ok come with me." She said. I followed her to a large flat. Inside there was a blonde boy sitting on the couch. "Jewel this is Niall, my boyfriend. Niall Jewel needs some help getting back on her feet. We're gonna help her out." She said volunteering Niall. He chuckled and said ok. He had a rich Irish accent. He put his arm on Cassidy's shoulder and they cuddled. It made me think of Harry. How did I love him so much after a day of knowing him? What if Wes finds him? I felt bad for just leaving them. I knew I would probably never see him again. "So Jewel what's your skills?" Niall asked. "More like what aren't her skills. She can cook, paint, sing, play the piano, math, everything." Cassidy butted in. "Really?" He asked. "I had a lot of time to practice." I said. "Alright so there's this bakery down the road I know a friend who works there and could get you in." He said. "Great thanks Niall!" I said hugging him.