I woke up and Liam was just lying there so perfect. I laid down on my side and stoked his beautiful chestnut hair. He turned onto his side where he was facing me and his eyes fluttered open.
"Good morning beautiful" Liam said with a morning voice, which I find very attractive.
"Good morning." I said with a smile and pulled the duvet up to my chin. I remembered we had school and Liam wasn't one to skip often. I caught him just staring at my bruise and I saw his eyes start to water. We both then realized the whole reason why I'm here. Elliot. I remembered everything he said to me : "don't ever say that about me" then he shoved me into the wall and started punching. I was lost in thought and pulled back to the present when I saw Liam's face. He had a tear rolling down his face. I wiped it away and rubbed circles just like yesterday on the field. "Liam, it's okay. I'm going to be fine. " I sat there wondering if I should tell him about the gun that I decided to keep at school for protection. If he knew and was questioned about it he couldn't lie. Liam is my best friend and I don't know why I shouldn't tell him. If he really loves me then he won't tell anyone the truth. He will lie to protect me. And I would do the same for him.
"Liam there's something I need to tell you but you have to promise on your life you won't tell anyone ."
"Oh god he got you pregnant didn't he?!?!" He said with more tears.
"No Liam nothing like that. I have a pistol in my locker with a pack of bullets and the gun is loaded. I took it from Elliot's the day before last night to protect myself from him. "
Liam looked at me with complete shock.
"Why did you put a loaded pistol in your locker, Anne? This will make your life more complicated."
"It's complicated, Liam. It's my life to deal with. I got caught up in an abusive and unhealthy relationship, not you and I did it to save my life if I needed to. I think you would much rather have me instead of Elliot." I said sternly, knowing Liam is sensitive.
"I'm sorry Anne, it is complicated and I shouldn't have said anything."
"Liam it's okay. Someone needed to know. In case I got hurt."
I said and left the room leaving Liam sitting on the edge of the bed crying into his palms. This wasn't really the time to tell him I don't think. I just sat down at the kitchen table and thought. I was thinking what if Elliot did get me pregnant and then beat me? He would abuse me even when I was pregnant. I wouldn't want to put Liam through that. That would completely ruin him.
I stood up with my eyes to the floor and bumped into Liam who had a tear stained face. He pulled me into a tight hug and we stood there for at least five minutes. I almost dozed off to sleep just standing there with him holding me. He let go of me and said something I never knew about Liam.
"Anne, I-I- love you. You are the one I've been in love with since junior high. I can't stand to see you hurt. I love you and I want you to break up with him and be with me. Please Anne?"
He looked into my crystal blue eyes and I nodded yes. I never expected Liam to kiss me accept maybe on the cheek or forehead. Liam leaned closer to me and kissed me for the first time ever. I instantly began to like Liam more and I was lost. Then when he pulled away I was brought back to reality, where Elliot was abusive and controlling boyfriend, Liam was becoming more than my best friend, Kate has been mad at me and ignoring phone calls and lastly, I have no clue how in the hell I'm going to make everything better. I just hugged Liam and a tear fell from my eye. It was a good cheerful tear, not one that made me mad or upset. This was one of hope, and knowing things were going to get better.
Liam looked down at me and wiped the tear away. I just closed my eyes hiding my blue orbs from him and smiled. I opened my eyes again and Liam was smiling at me and also had a tear rolling down his cheek of joy. He wiped it away with the sleeve of his navy blue American Eagle shirt. He looked so beautiful in that shirt. It made his eyes look lighter than usual and he always looked very good in that shirt. It's was actually one of my favorites.
Liam and I laid on his bed together all day and watched movies in sweat pants and t-shirts. Liam had his arm around my waist and he was practically spooning me as we watched another chick flick. Every time I looked up at him I noticed he was looking at me then his eyes would quickly shift back to the Telly. I chuckled at him being so adorable. I knew this wouldn't last long because of what Elliot might do. I sat up, paused the movie, and turned to Liam.
"What are we going to do about Elliot? " I said with worry in my voice.
"Report him to the police. " he said and left the room. I heard him dial the police department's phone number and he asked to speak with the abusive relations group. He said he would like to report Elliot Seaton. They told Liam that the appointment to see where he has abused me and to talk to me would be in two days at 3:00 pm. Liam came back in the room and cuddled me under the duvet for about an hour before the movie was over and we fell asleep.
It was around 10:00 pm when I woke up to find Liam sitting at the kitchen table eating pretzels and looking online on his Mac book. He looked so beautiful today. His hair was perfect and he looked great even after sleeping all day. I sat down beside Liam and put my hand on his knee. I laid my head on his shoulder and closed my eyes as he stroked my brown hair that was down over my shoulders and wavy. He kissed my forehead and looked at me.
"You want something to eat ?" He asked me with concern in his voice that I may be hungry.
"Sure. I'll have a few pretzels." I said getting up to grab some out of the cabinet when he stopped me and said, " I got it. Sit down." So I say back down, put my folded arms on the table and rested my head on them. He came back to the table with a paper napkin and some pretzels on it.
"Thank you Liam."
"Your welcome. You need some sleep Anne. Once you finish let's go back to bed okay?"
"Alright " I said as I ate my pretzels.
Once I was finished I walked back up the stairs and into Liam's room. I flopped down onto the bed and closed my eyes waiting for Liam to do the same. He did in fact do the same thing. I rolled over onto my side and closed my eyes. Liam scooted closer to me and wrapped his arm around my waist like he had earlier. I fell asleep to Liam stoking my hair and by now we only had one day to wait for the examination and get Elliot a restraining order . Then he would be out of my life forever. Then I could be all Liam's. I closed my eyes soon dreaming.
She started to dream again. I could tell. She clenched the sheets and her eyebrows furrowed. It was a nightmare for me to watch her be this way. I shook her violently and it was like she couldn't escape it. I grabbed her by the shoulders and held her close to my chest so she would wake up.
"Anne! Wake up!"
"Liam! I-I-I.... I "
"It was Elliot."
"Tell me, Anne."
"His restraining order was denied in court and he came back for me. He shot you and took me away. He started beating me and cutting me. It was awful. I need you Liam."
"I'm here baby girl. I'm here whenever you need me okay? I love you."
Baby girl? I had no idea why I just called her baby girl.
Baby girl? Are we dating? Are we a thing now, just because Liam kissed me? I don't mind though. I think it's cute that he came up with a nickname for me. He just hugged me and we stayed that way, and soon we were laying down together and he was playing with my hair pointing out my flawless features. I just smiled and looked at his eyes when he was talking. I could tell he was happy. I couldn't stand to see Liam upset or worried or mad. It just broke me in half. I loved when he was happy on the other hand. He's so beautiful. I can't believe that he is with me. He made it official tonight when he asked if I would be with him. All I could say was yes. I couldn't ever hurt Liam. Ever. He got up to go fix us some dinner instead of just pretzels. I laid there and fell asleep to the sound of him singing a song I didn't find familiar. He laid down beside me after what seemed to be 3 minutes. It turned out I was asleep for over 2 hours. He nuzzled his head into my neck and kissed my collar bone and I pretended to be asleep, just so I could smile at him cuddling me for no good reason. I opened my eyes and turned to face him only to place my head in his neck and my hands on his chest. He was so strong yet so gentle. He kissed my forehead and wrapped his arms around me.
"Dinners ready love."
"Okay. Thank you Liam." I said as I got up and walked out with Liam, hand in hand.