" Get back here right now, Violet!" My dad yells.
"No! Get away from me you jerk!" I say running up to my room and close the door.
"Violet you better open this damn door before I have to break it down!" My dad yells as he is banging on the door.
Which I am sitting up against to help keep it shut.
"Go away!" I screamed. I was trying to reach for my phone when the door is being pried open by my dad.
Once he is in the room he grabs my by the hair to pull me up. He doesn't grab me more like yank me!
"Let me go, please!" I pleaded with tears streaming down my face. That only caused him to let go and then he pushed me to the ground. Then he gets down to my level and starts to punch me in the stomach and he will slap me. Then my mom comes up and pries him off me and the start to fight but they leave my room and go to there's.
Once I heard the door slam and the yelling had began I quickly packed a duffel bag. I ran out of the house and went to go sit on the porch next door that no one lives in. I sat there on the porch for a long time to cry and scream until my eyes and head started to hurt.
Once I was done crying I saw someone drive into the driveway and get out. I started to get up and walk away but the person ran in front of me.
"Hey! Why are you out here all by yourself?" The unknown person says. All I know is that it was a males voice that was talking to me.
"Leave me alone! I don't talk to strangers!" I say walking around him. But he stops me by grabbing my arm.
"LET! ME! GO!" I yelled at him.
"Wait let me explain!" He says loosening his grip.
"NO!" I said twisting out of his grip and I walked away, but didn't get very far.
"I go to West Lake High School!" He shouted out to me.
I turn around. Ok if he goes there then I need to know who he is.
"I do too! What's your name then?" I ask walking very slowly towards him.
"My name is, Jake! Jake Matthew Carter!" He says.
What is he doing here? He is one of the most popular guys in the school!
" I'm Violet. Violet Alexandra Avery! What are you doing here, Jake?" I snapped at him.
" I live on this street! That's what!" He said walking closer to me.
"Oh. Well then what do you want?" I say pulling out my phone and turned on my flashlight and pointed it at him.
"I saw you out here by yourself. So I decided to see if you were ok!" He said holding up his hands at the sight of the light.
"Oh! Um thank you!" I blushed in surprise.
"So why are you out here all by yourself?" He asked sitting down on the grass. He patted a spot next to him. I took the gesture he gave me.
"My parents are fighting again. And it started when my dad was yelling at me, but I ran up to my room. He told me to open the door, but I refused and then seconds later he pried open my door. Once he was in my room he pulled me by the hair. I screamed "let me go" with tears coming down my face. That only caused him to let me go, but he pushed me down to the ground. He started to punch and slap me in the face and the stomach. Then my mom came home and got him off of me and they left my room to go argue in there's. And then well here we are!" I say sniffling.
"That's terrible I am sorry. Are you okay?" He said with a sad tone in his voice.
"No! I get yelled at and slapped and punched almost everyday. My mom slaps me sometimes. But my dad he punches and slaps me all the time. I don't like either of my parents. I can never sleep cause they are fighting or I am cleaning myself up from blood or just to try wash away my pain." I say with a shaky voice and trying to hold back the tears.
"Oh my gosh! I didn't know it was that bad or that you were suffering that much!" He said putting his arm around my shoulder. When he did that I flinched and he pulled away.
I don't get it why is he being so nice to me when he doesn't even know me? I don't know but when I flinched my entire body is now in pain from what my dad to me.
"No one does. I don't want to stay at my house anymore. In fact I really don't want to be alive right now. I say that because of what is happening to me!" I say, and then I can't hold in my tears anymore I just let them all come out. Jake moves closer to me and hugs me. I flinched but he didn't let me go. He just rocked me back and forth and he rubbed arm.
Ow my body is in so much pain. Not because of him. Its because I just flinched this time and when I did my body tightened.
"Shh it's okay. It's going be alright." He said hugging me tighter. Which hurt but I don't mind it cause no one has ever cared about me or told me it was going to be alright.
"No its not! You don't get it. It will never be alright!" I say in between sobs.
"Yes it will. You have to believe and let it go!" He said.
"I can't! i-i-it's to hard! You don't get it, Jake! No does or ever will!" I say hugging him back and I sink down into his chest and I burry my face into it.
"Yes you can. Maybe I don't get it, but I still want you to try and let it go!" He said putting his head on mine and continued rock me and rub my back.
I continued to cry for another 30 minutes.
"Are you okay now?" He asked looking down at me.
That's when the unexpected happened. My stomach growled as I pulled away.
"Oh looks like someone is hungry! He said with a smile.
"Yeah sorry." I said shyly.
"Why are you sorry? Its normal to be hungry and for stomachs to growl when the person is hungry!" He said pulling my chin up to meet his gaze that I cant see.
"I know but it was embarrassing!" I said trying too look away but he just held my face my face there. Why is he doing this he cant even see my eyes or my face for that matter! He better not try and kiss me! I mean cause I don't even know him that well. Even though he has been in all classes since kindergarden and now in 10th grade!
"Well since you are hungry want to go somewhere and to eat?" He asked.
What? Is he serious! he doesn't know me and he is going to take me somewhere! Unless he does now me and I just never noticed it! But its impossible cause who would now someone like me? I am the girl who everyone whispers about and stares at. I am the kind of girl who has literally has no friends! I sit in the back of the class and watch everyone in there groups. I am also a nerd so that's another reason.
"Uh sure I if its not a problem. It's ok you don't have to. Cause you don't kn-" I was cut off by him putting his finger to my lips.
"No. I want to do this for you. Now let's go!" He said standing up.
"But I-I-" I was cut off by him again.
"Oh just get off your ass and come on!" He said grabbing my arm and pulling me up to my feet. He grads my bag and hands it to me. I follow him to his truck.
He takes my bag from me and puts it in the back seat.
"Thank you." I say to him.
"Your so very welcome! He said as he opens the passenger door for me. He runs around to the other side and gets in. He turns the light on and he starts looking for something.
"What are you looking for?" I ask looking at him.
"Uh-um m-my ph-phone!' He stuttered while looking at me. His eyes widen a little bit. Now that i can see him in the light he actually looks kind of cute. He has brown hair that is pushed to the side. It is a little wavy. He has dark brown eyes that are so cute! He has a beautiful face. He is also built he has muscular arms. Well duh Violet he is on the football team. Snap out of it.
"Oh here I found this on the floor when you getting in." I said giving it to him.
"Thank you." He said taking it.
"No problem." I said with a smile and then I looked down at my fingers.
"So where do you want to go eat?" He said still staring at me.
"Um I don't know what open at 1:30 in the morning?" I asked looking at him with a questioning look.
"Ihop want to go there?" He asked me.
"Yes! I love Ihop. Lets go!" I say excidedly.
"Ok!" He said, turning off the light and pulling out of the driveway.
The drive to Ihop was silent. An awkward silence to be exact. I noticed he was getting annoyed with the silence. I could tell because he would beat his fingers on the wheel and he would move a lot. He finally broke the silence with, "Why are you so quiet at school? I mean I see you in class and you sit in the back and you never talk unless you are called on but very quietly." He asked curiously.
Really he couldn't think of anything else to ask! But he notices me! That is a first I don't know he notices me in class.
"Because, Jake no one likes me. They don't like me because everyone stares at me when I walk into the school or they whisper things. I ean what are they whispering about? I mean I don't cut myself and I don't self harm myself. Is that what they are whispering about?" I say looking at him with sad eyes but I quickly look away.
"They don't hat you, Violet. They are scared about what is happening to you. The whispers are "oh my gosh is she ok? I wonder what happened to her?" That's what they are saying about you and that's why they are starring at you. And they don't think you do any of those things to yourself." He says reassuringly.
"Really? They are curious about me?" I say shocked.
"Yes, Violet." He said.
"Thank you for telling me, Jake it means a lot to me to know that." I say touching his forearm that's was very hard and muscularly. He takes a quick glance at me, my hand, and just shakes his head.
We finally arrive at Ihop and we sit in the back at a booth.
"What can I get you two to drink?" The waitress asks.
"I want a chocolate milk, please." Jake says happily. Then he looks at me with a smile on his face.
"What about you,hon?" The waitress asks kindly.
"Um same please." I say looking at her and at Jake.
Why is he looking at me like that?
"Ok I will be right back with the drinks." She says then walks off.
"So what are you getting to eat?" I say to him.
"Umm I think the chocolate pancakes! What about you?" He says still looking at me with the same face.
"The ham egg and cheese melt! Its like so good!" I say as I lick my lips. He is still staring at me.
"What? Why are you staring at me like that?" I demanded to know.
"Oh nothing I was just looking at you cause you look so happy than you did before I showed up." He smirked.
I blushed and looked down at my fingers. He chuckled a little.
"Here you go two chocolate milks. Are you guys ready to order?" She asks taking out her pad.
"Yes!" We both say in union. We both laughed.
"I want the chocolate chip pancakes, please." Jake said happily and handed her his menu.
"Ok. And for you?" She asked me.
"Um I want the ham egg and cheese melt. But I don't want now fries jut the sandwich please." I say giving her my menu.
"Ok it will right out." Then she walked off.
When we were done eating Jake paid and we headed back to our neighborhood. In silence again.
Jake broke the silence again.
"So are you going back home or do you have somewhere else to go?" He asked me a little worried.
"Umm actually I don't have anywhere to stay." I say shyly and looked at him.
"Well if you want you can stay at my place?" He said pulling into his driveway.
"What about your parents? Wont they get mad?" I asked looking at him curiously.
"Hold on let me ask. But there is no need cause they are going to say yes. As long as I tell them you are a friend of mine." He said pulling out his phone and called his parents.
"Hey mom out me on speaker so dad can hear me too!" He said.
"Hey so I was wondering if my friend, Violet could stay with us?" He said looking at me.
"Yeah that's one. Yes mom I know. MOM really who do you think I am of course I wont do anything to her. I don't think so. Ok Thursday I will. uh huh yeah. I promise mom." He said.
"REALLY! THANKS MOM! Okay see you next Monday! Love you to bye." He said then hung up.
"So?" I asked curiously.
"They said it was fine. You can stay as long as you like." He said happily.
"Really! Um thank you! But I didn't pack for a long stay." I said with a sad look on my face.
"We can always go get you some more clothes. You know there is this thing called a mall!" He said sarcastically.
"NO! I don't want your parents or you buying my clothes!" I shouted at him.
"My parents said it was cool." He said with a smile.
Bu-bu-" I was cut off by him again.
"Ok great glad you agree with me. Now lets get inside!" He said getting out of the truck. I just reached in the back seat and grabbed my duffle bag.
When we get inside he shows me around and then he shows where I would be sleeping. Which was a room that had a bathroom separating us. But I could get to his by going through the other door inside the bathroom.
"So you will be staying in here. And if you need anything I will be just on the other side of the bathroom!" He smirked.
"Ok!" I answered him.
"Well goodnight, Violet! See you in the morning!" He yawned, but just as he was halfway into the bathroom I said, "Uh thank you for everything, Jake! Really do appreciate it!" I say to him blushing a lot.
"No problem, goodnight." He said, then he closed the door.
I kept waking up cause of my bad dreams I kept on having. So I got out of bed and opened the door and walked through the bathroom and knocked on Jake's door that leads to the bathroom.
"Come in." He yawns.
So I walked in and stood there not moving.
"Uh, Jake?" I said shyly.
"Yes?" He asked me worriedly.
"I was wondering if I could sleep with you? I am scared to sleep alone ! I know it is stupid but I am!" I say a little embarrassed .
"Yes you can come on! And I don't think it is stupid." He said.
So I walked to the side he wasn't sleeping on and got in. Wow it is warm under the covers. He must've been sleeping on this side. I was causious not to touch or get close to him
"You know I don't if you want to cuddle with me! I don't bite and I wouldn't do anything to you except cuddle with you back!" He said rolling over to face me.
"Jake? Are you sure?" I asked curiously.
"yes I don't care." He chuckled.
I didn't move I just laid there looked at him. He sighed and reached his arm put and pulled me closer to him. I gasped. He must've herd it cause he chuckled again. He wrapped his arms around me.
"There now I am comfy. Much bet-" He stopped in midsentence and looked down at me. My face was in his chest and let out a tear. He must of felt it cause he asked, "Why are you crying?"
"Cause you are so nice to me even though we just met. I have never had what you have been giving me! You are the first person to be nice and care about me before!" I said snuggling up against him
"Oh ok. Goodnight, Violet!" He said readjusting me in his arms.
"Good-" I couldn't even finish my sentence because I fell asleep so fast.