"If I cant come home to a clean house and a nice dinner, then why am I here?!" Greg screamed. He had just gotten back from the local bar that night.
I was crying from the newest bruise on my arm when I replied "I will do better I promise" speaking between sobs.
"Why the hell are you crying?!" Greg's hand surfed across my already red face. The pain hit me like poison and next thing I heard was the baby wailing.
I stopped up the tears with my anger. Something in me triggered and I was not going to put up with him any longer. I slowly stood straight and smiled.
"That's better." the liquor on his lips met my swollen cheek.
"I will go check on Adelynn and then make you a fresh dinner, what would you like to eat?"
"Surprise me babe." he winked and sat down on the torn up sofa.
I walked into the nursery to calm down Adelynn. "Shhh.. everything is going to be okay.. I promise" I said bouncing her on my hip then putting her in her carrier. I grabbed the basket that held my child in it and put her by the front door. Ready to grab when I get out.
I slid into the kitchen. Greg was still watching TV and drinking his 18th beer.
The cabinet creaked open and a silver pan collided with my hand.
I snuck behind him, lifted the pan , and swung. hard. He fell over unconscious. I stood with a smirk, almost and stared at him before taking off.
Running out of the house with my car keys in one hand and my baby in the other.. I had a very strange sense of freedom. He was not going to hurt me anymore.
I would start fresh. Just me and Adelynn from now on.
I reached the old red pickup in the dim parking lot. In all the commotion I had forgotten that it was at least 2 a.m.
The truck's engine started with a loud roar and we were off.
My mother would be proud of me once again. This would be the second time I had gotten revenge.
I turned my head and glared to the passenger seat,Adelynn was still as a rock.
Cruising the road I decided to turn on the radio. A bunch of commercials came on before the song that I would remember forever played throughout the vehicle.. "Highway to Hell" by none other than my favorite band AC/DC.
I drummed my fingers on the grease covered wheel and bobbed my head up and down to the rhythm of the song. I hope where ever we end up things will change for the better. I was trying to think of happy scenes from my 2 person family in our new lives, but Greg would randomly appear and everything would turn black.
I shook my head,visually erasing the thoughts. I was elated because, I had gotten away from Greg but every once in a while a tear would roll down my cheek crushing the joy.