The next morning, I woke up with a pounding headache and not wanting to get up. But it was already noon.
"Morning" I heard Sophia yell from the bathroom in a groggy voice.
"Mmm" I hummed, rubbing my head.
"I'm going to take a shower"
"Alright, good. We need to go shopping for school clothes." She said while leaving the bathroom.
I closed the door and locked it. As I turned the hot water on, I slipped out of my clothes and stepped in. The burning water on my back have me chills. I must have stayed in there for about 20 minutes. Washing head to toe and enjoying the water.
We walked out of the mall with almost 15 bags of clothes for the two of us. Then we headed to my place to check with my mum.
I walked into the two story house and yelled for my mum who was nowhere to be found.
After going to my bedroom, I set the bags on my white bed and left to check for my mom again. Sophia stayed sitting in my room.
I see my mom walking towards me and all I could notice was a purple and blue bruise about the size of my fist on her leg.
"Mia.. I'm sorry but you need to leave." She said quietly but quickly.
"Why? Mom, what happened to you?!" I said, raising my voice to my surprise.
"D-did dad h-hit you..?" I said softly, walking towards her.
"I'll call you once I get the chance. But please, leave. I want you to take as much as you can. I love you, darling." She said as she stroked my hair and backing away.
I had no idea what was happening. But she made it clear that I need to leave.
I grabbed my bags, and stuffed another with things like my toothbrush, charger, deodorant and my underwear. I knew I could use Sophia's other things for a bit while I'm gone.
I moved so fast, It actually got a bit hot in my room.
"What happened? What are you doing?"
"We have to go. I don't know why."
"Alright. We'll go to my place."
A couple hours past. Still staring at my phone, waiting for my mum to call.
"I made tea" Sophie popped her head in every hour or so.
"Alright.." I got up and went to the kitchen.
"You know you can stay here for as long as you'd like, Mia."
"Thank you." I said, sipping my tea.
I make my way to the bathroom as I hear a vibration in the other room.
It was my phone.
I ran as fast as I could to the bed where I had left my phone laying.
I quickly unlocked it to answer the restricted call.
"Hello?!" I said fast.
"Mia.. Baby." It was my mom. Her voice weak.
"Mom what's going on? What's happening?"
"Where are you, sweetie? Are you with Sophia?"
"Yes, mum. She said I could stay for as long as I needed."
"Good.. Because.. Mia, your father has lost it.. An-"
Is that what the marks are from?! From him?!" I interrupted.
"Yes... But I can't take the chance. He said awful things. And I don't want you near him."
"What about school?"
"You and Sophia will have to start on your own. I'm going to stay with you aunt for a while. I'm so sorry, love. I'll talk to you soon.
"Wait! Mom! Please!" I said but I was to late. She had already disconnected.
"Was that your mum..?" Sophia said as she walked in slowly.
"Yeah.. I guess I'll be living with you.." I sighed.
"This will be fun. Alright? It'll be okay. She will be okay." She said as she put her hand on my shoulder.
I just couldn't hold back the tears. They wouldn't stop flowing down my puffy cheeks.