The Light in The Darkness

Katie is just an ordinary teenager with problems. But what people don't know about her is there not your every day teenage problems her's go way deep. Katie's dad left when she was a little girl and ever since that day her mother changed and not for the better... What happens when a mysterious boy starts school and takes interest in Katie. What will happen when her mum finds out? Will Katie finally have her happily ever after ?

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1. The Encounter

Chapter 1

“Get up!” My mum yelled from on top of me. I slowly opened my eyes to see her standing there an angry expression on her face.

“Get up!” she yelled again, but this time she grabbed my hair and pulled me out of bed letting me fall on the hard wooden floor.

“Now get dressed and get the hell out of my face”. She said turning around and leaving me there on the floor. I got up wincing in pain and walked to the bathroom where I pulled off my shirt and examined the new bruise appearing on the bottom of my back.

I don’t know why she does this to me, it all started when my dad started abusing her she couldn’t take it anymore so she left him. Ever since that day she treats me like I’m nothing. I turned my eyes from my back where the newly black bruise lay surrounded by old yellow bruises slowly fading and turned to the shower.

After letting the water run down my body I turned the tap off and stepped out wrapping a big towel around my body. Walking out I went to my wardrobe picking out a pair of blue faded jeans and a long sleeve shirt to cover my scars. After drying my hair I put on my favourite jacket that says ‘The hell with it’ and pulled on the hood, I walked down the stairs to see my mum watching TV. She looked up and immediately got annoyed; she slowly got up and walked towards me bringing her hand up to connect with my check.

“What took you so long” She said full of hatred. I went to answer but instead felt her hand connect to my check again; I held my hand up to my check trying to keep in the tears I knew it would only make it worse.

“Did I say you could talk, get the hell out of my face before I kill you”, and with that I walked out the door letting the tears fall freely as I plugged in my ear phones and walked to school making sure my hood covered my face as I walked.

I slowly walked into the gate arriving at school. Dreading it the second I saw Lisa and her group of wanna be friends.

"Well, well, well look who it is. Ugly old Katie” I heard her high pitched voice call while her followers laughed. Ignoring her completely I continued to walk to my locker.

“Oh, Katie” I heard again but this time it was closer. I picked up my pace trying to get as far away from her as humanly possible. As I was trying to get away I didn’t see the person walk out of the door and ran straight into them.

“Oh, my, god. I’m so sorry” I said trying to get up. I head laughter coming from behind me as Lisa and her group appeared.

“Blind much Katie.” She said an amused look on her face. I looked down picking up my bag and standing up. I looked up at the person I bumped into, only now realising they were still standing there. I was met with the most amazing, softest chocolate brown eyes and light brown hair tousled back in a messy quiff. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him, but instead let my eyes travel down to his chest where I saw he was wearing a tight shirt that outlined his abbs perfectly. I slowly looked back up to his face to see him staring at me in awe; a small smile crept onto his face as he looked at me.

I almost forget where I was until Lisa spoke from behind me.
“Drool much Katie” she said laughing with her friends. I looked down my checks turning a deep shade of red.

“Sorry” I said again as I pushed passed Lisa making sure she couldn’t see my face. I walked down the hall to my locker pulling out my English book and heading to class. The whole time there I kept replaying the time I saw him, I couldn’t get his face out of my head. Walking into the classroom I headed straight to the back corner where I always sit, sitting down as the bell went off and the students slowing made their way to first period.

Lisa walked in not long after the bell staring straight at me with a devilish smile plastered on her face. She always reminded me of a cat with her long, pointed face and nails sharp like a witches. Her small petite body that looks like she hasn’t eaten properly in days, her long blond hair that looks more alive than her and I can’t forget her piecing green eyes that can outlook anyone. To be honest that’s the only thing that is remotely pretty about her.

I looked down as I noticed her staring with an amused look on her face. Just then the teacher walked in announcing we had a new student joining us, I immediately looked up as he walked in staring at him with admiration. He looked up as the teacher said his name.

“Class this is Liam, I hope you all will make him feel welcome” Mr Speared said with a hint of boredom in his voice.

“Take a sit Liam, anywhere you like” Liam’s gaze travelled over the class until they fell on me, a small smile appearing on his face. Slowly he started making his way to the empty sit beside me; I looked behind him to see Lisa staring at me with a look of complete hatred.

“Hello there love” I heard Liam say from beside me, his voice sounded like velvet.

“Hi” I said my voice barely audible over the whispering voices of the class.

“I didn’t quite catch your name before, when you ran into me” A hint of amusement in his voice that only made my heart beat faster.

“Ah, yeah sorry about that. My name’s Katie” I said looking up to see a small smile on his face.

“Katie… I like it, it suits you. It has a sassy edge to it” Liam said his smile only getting bigger when I started to laugh at what he said.

“Yeah edge” I said through my laughter.  

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