I groaned as I knocked into the lamppost, causing myself to fall to the floor. My feet ached from the walking as did my voice and head from all the shouting.
"You alright love?" A person asked and I nodded. I got up and carried on, making my way back to my house.
"You home lex?" My dad called.
"Yeah" I replied as I made my way up to my room. I stared at myself in the mirror. My cheeks were puffy and my usually blue eyes were stained red. My brown hair hung loosely over my shoulders. I was a mess!
"Hunny what's up?" My mum asked as she entered my room. She came and sat on the bed besides me.
"Jack, we had a fight and I told him it was over" I said before bursting into tears. My mum nodded sympathetically at me before pulling me into a hug.
"Aww hunny it's alright. Tell you what, you get dressed all nice and we'll go out for dinner. Nandos, I know it's your favourite" She replied and I nodded. She left the room and I started making myself presentable. The foundation covered my puffy cheeks and the layers of foundation and eyeliner distracted from my puffy eyes. I pulled on a low cut dress and a pair of black heels. I placed a pair of toms in my bag in case I needed them, along with my phone, purse and other things a girl may need.
"I'm ready mum " I called about half an hour later
"Come on the darling let's go" She said and lead me out the door
"Isn't dad coming?" I asked and she shook her head
"Ummm, no. He has work to catch up with" She muttered. I just ignored it and followed her into the car.
"So lex, what are you thinking that you want for your birthday?" She asked and I shrugged
"Dunno really" I replied casually
"Lex, 20 is a big thing. You know, no longer a teenager!" She replied but I just shook my head. There was no point arguing with my mum about something like this. We got to nandos and went in. I saw a guy standing there, staring in the window. I recognised him from somewhere. We settled down and ate.
About half way through the meal I started to feel really hot
"Mum, i'm just going to get some air" I said as I got up from the table
"Okay hun, don't be long she called after me. I got outside and moved round to the side a bit, just so I wasn't in anybody's way.
"Sweetheart" I heard a gruff voice say behind me. I turned round but there was nobody there. I turned back around, trying to remain as normal as possible. I must be going mad or something.
"Look here" I heard the voice say again. I turned back around to see who was speaking. I couldn't see anybody in the darkness but the next thing I know I felt something being placed over my face.
"I'm not trying to hurt you, you're just so pretty" The voice said as I struggled against him. His voice helped slip me into a state of unconsciousness.