The day I came back from the hotel with Michael was my last day of freedom. Since I've been home parents have been super over protective. I can't leave the house ever and I can only leave for my therapy sessions. My phone, computer and any electronic device has been taken away from me. I can only use the phone when my parents are up and can listen to my phone calls on the other end. My windows and doors are locked when my parents go to bed. I swear this is more like a prison then a home. I tried everything but like this prison my parents had created was full proof. Never under estimate the power of wealthy parents.
"Mom can I please have my cell phone back." I begged for the twentieth time that day.
"Like I already said Kara no." She said.
"Ok mom I don't know what your trying to accomplish but it wont work." I said.
"What we're trying to accomplish is that you never leave again and I think it's working." She said.
"Whatever mom." I said going up my stairs. I forgot to mention I had been moved from the wheelchair to crutches.
I went to my room and what my mom didn't realize is I had a plan. I don't really know if it's going to work but it's the only thing that's giving me hope right now. I looked out the door and made sure my parents were still in the living room. Once i saw the coast was clear I closed my door. I pulled a small metal box out from under my bed. I unlocked the hatch and I saw my array of objects I had stashed. Since I've been stuck here I've been collecting here and there. I planned tonight to be my only night to get out. It was Friday and my parents have a dance class so they're gone. I had everything planned and now all I had to do was wait.
~2 hours later~
"Kara your dad and I are going to out dance class see you in a little bit." My mom said as her and my dad walked out the door.
I opened my door and saw they weren't there. I planned to go through the front door but the lock was really complicated so I decided on the the back door. I quickly went upstairs and grabbed my box. I ran back downstairs and I set the box on the table and opened it. I looked at the lock on the door and the first thing I grabbed was a lock pick. I tried everything and I heard a click I tried to open the door and I felt it move a little bit. I smiled and closed the door a bit. I knew it would set off an alarm and my parents would come straight home. But if I waited a bit I know my parents would forget there phone or whatever gives the alarm in there bag.
I waited a good half hour and I went back downstairs with a bag and walked out the back door. I heard the alarm go off and I went quickly to the front of the house. I had no phone and no where to go but one place I do remember but it's a far walk but I can make it.
After I had walked for about and hour I had finally reached the house. I slowly got up to the door and I leaned all my weight onto my right arm and knocked on the door. I waited a little bit and then the door slowly started to open.
"Kara?" He asked.
"Hey Calum. I was wondering if I could stay here till I get my own place or something." I said.
"What do you mean aren't you back at your parents?" He asked.
"I was but it was more of a prison and I broke out. And I needed to go somewhere and your house was the closet to mine and also the only house I remember how to get to." I said awkwardly.
"I guess. Have you talked to Luke or anyone at all?" He asked.
"They took away my phone and I can only use the phone when my parents are listening on the other end." I said.
"Oh I guess not. Well Luke's been trying to get in contact with you." He said.
"Well I'll talk to him after you let me stay here for a little bit?" I said.
"Sure come in. And I'll let you use my phone to call him." He said opening the door letting me in.
"Thanks Calum it means a lot." I said going and setting myself down on the couch and putting my crutches beside me.
"Here's my phone." He said handing me his phone.
"Thanks I'll give it back soon." I said taking it and looking under his contacts till I found Luke. I quickly hit dial and waited for him to pick up.
"Hey Cal." He said.
"Hey Luke." I said happily.
"Kara? What are you doing with Calum's phone?" He asked sounding both shocked and happy.
"Well I'm kinda at his house?" I said.
"How'd you get there?" He asked.
"I escaped my parents house." I said.
"Why escape?" He asked.
"I'll tell you when you come here or something. But I wanted to say I miss you." I said.
"I miss you too." He said.
"Luke I just wanted to apologize." I said.
"Kara it's me who should say sorry. I shouldn't have walked out. And I know it was stupid." He said.
"Ya but I guess we can talk about this later." I said not really wanting to get into this discussion right now.
"Ok I'll see you later." He said before hanging up.
"Hey Cal here's your phone." I yelled.
"Thanks. So how has your life been? I see you've started walking kinda." He said taking his phone back and coming to sit beside me on the couch.
"Ya I'm pretty excited I'm really progressing well sand hopefully I can walk soon' I said.
"Well I guess it's nice your doing better." He said kinda sadly.
"Calum please tell me you still blame yourself. Honestly I'm fine." I said.
"Ya but I still feel bad." He said.
"Calum out of everyone you know I don't hold anything. And I've totally forgotten about the car accident. Sure I may not walk to same but at least I can walk." I said.
"Ya I guess I should let it go." He said.
"Yes you should. It would make your world a better place." I said.
"I know but I still can't just forget my feeling for you either." He said.
"I know you can't but I just need you as a friend right now." I said.
"Do you need a hug?" He asked.
"Maybe." I said. Calum just opened his arms and I just went in for a hug.
"I missed our hugs." I said.
"Me too." He said. Then he quickly let go and pulled back. I looked up at him sadly and confused.
"I'm sorry I can't do this Kara." He said getting off the couch.
"Cal what's wrong?" I asked.
"Kara I like you too much and I can't sit here and hug you when I know your not mine." He said.
"Cal, please can we just let this go for tonight." I said flustered.
"Why? Why would I let this go?" He said.
"Because it's been a horrible couple weeks for me. Luke and I are still working out our fight. I've been in a prison for the past two weeks and I just can't deal with anymore drama." I said putting my head in my hands.
"What is this about a prison? And what drama is there going on between you and Luke?" He asked coming to sit beside me.
"My parents literally had me on lock down and I couldn't do anything why do you think I haven't been able to contact Luke. I thought I told you this?" I asked lifting my head up.
"I think you did but I didn't question it." He said.
"Ok and then Luke and I are having trust issues because I told Michael where we were and like we're getting through it. It's just that it's hard and I just don't want any drama anymore." I said.
"Ok how about this? We have a night forget about everything. Just the two of us, some movies and any food we have. Sound like a plan?" He suggested.
"Sounds great. I need a night away from everything." I said.
"Ok so um I don't know what movie you want to watch." He said.
"Well can we watch The Conjuring and have popcorn and what ever you have to drink?" He said.
"Ok I guess we're using Netflix." He said.
"Yep can I start on the popcorn?" I asked excitedly.
"You still love making popcorn." He laughed.
"So am I taking that as a yes?" I asked. He just nodded and I excitedly ran into the kitchen. I grabbed two bags of popcorn and I put one in the microwave. The whole time the popcorn was in the microwave I was just standing there watching it pop. I don't know why it fascinates me but it does. And once the first bag was done I started the second and once it was finished I walked into the living room and Calum had the movie and all the drinks set up.
"You ready?" He asked.
"Ya I'm ready. I didn't even hear you do everything you did." I said setting the popcorn on the table.
"That's because someone gets to focused on popcorn popping." He said.
"Right anyways can we watch the movie now?" I asked.
"Sure and I grabbed some blankets." He said.
"Ok I call the fluffy one." I said quickly grabbing the blanket.
"Ok you can have the fluffy one." He laughed grabbing the other blanket.
"Ya! Can you start the movie?" I asked quickly grabbing my bag of popcorn and making myself comfortable on the couch.
Calum turned on the movie and then came and sat beside me on the couch. And once the movie everything kinda disappeared and it was just Calum and I and the movie.