26. Chapter 24
Alisha's P.O.V. ***three months later*** "C'mon, Cam is gonna be there!" I told Anna. "I can't, I'm busy" she sighed through the phone. "Annabelle, you haven't seen the Family (Magcon Fam) in two months. They've all been asking about you" I replied quietly. 'You hardly even talk to Hannah and I' I added in my head. I heard another sigh through the phone. "Please" I begged. "Cam and JJ have been wanting to see you, plus you canceled your plans with Cameron last month too" I reminded her. "I already said I'm busy" she snapped hanging up quickly. I stood there shocked at how rude she was. This isn't like Anna, or should I say wasn't. Ever since the Family left, after her birthday she's been acting different. "Any luck?" Matt asked breaking me out of my thoughts. I shook my head no. "Cam's gonna be really disappointed" he added as he wrapped his arms around my waist. I nodded and leaned my head back to rest on his chest. "Do you think this has anything to do with the Carter situation?" I asked quietly. "I don't know it could be" he said quietly. "We hardly even talk anymore" he added removing his arms from my waist and sitting down. "Matt" I sighed sitting next to him on the couch. "Babe" I said trying to get his attention. "He has a girlfriend" he whispered putting his head in his hands. "He didn't even tell me, it's all over twitter" he said lifting his head to look at me. It pained me to see him like this, so hurt and broken. All of this because his best friend is drifting away. I know how he feels. Anna never talks to us anymore. "Let's deal with this tomorrow when the guys get here. Maybe Cam can convince Carter to come Down too" I said rubbing circles in his back. "Okay" he sighed getting up and holding out his hand for me to grab. "Where are we going?" I ask as he pulls me up. "Don't worry about it" he says, that familiar smirk reappearing. Annabelle's P.O.V. "I already said I'm busy!" I said quickly, hanging up the phone when I saw Marcus's car pull into the driveway. "Anna! Where are you?!" He roared as he walked through the front door. I cowered back as I heard him yelling. I hate it when he gets like this. "Right here" I said trying to sound confident but failing miserably. "Who were you talking to?" He yelled getting up in my face. "A-Alisha" I stammered fear completely overtaking me. "What did I tell you about talking to them?!" He yelled getting more mad. "Marcus, they're my family" I sighed in defeat. "Shut up!" He yelled socking me in the stomach, making me double over in pain. "DON'T YOU EVER, AND I MEAN EVER, TALK BACK TO ME AGAIN!" He yelled storming off with no remorse. I can't leave, I know I can't. I never thought he'd be like this. My child hood best friend is an evil, dangerous, and twisted guy. How'd I get myself into this mess. Shoot, how do I get myself out? "You think I'd be used to the pain by now" I mutter to myself as I shut the bathroom door and lock it. I slowly lifted my shirt already seeing a bruise forming. I'm a mess. I've been completely ruined, raped and abused. I need out of this. Quick. "Mark, are you home?" Someone called out. I checked myself in the mirror one more time, making sure the bruise underneath my left eye was still covered up, before walking out to see who was there. "Hello" I said quietly. "Oh! Hi! You must be Annabelle" she said pulling me in for a hug causing me to wince in pain. "Are you ok" she asked pulling away her eyes filling with concern. I simply nodded my head yes. "So why is a pretty girl like you dating my douche bag cousin mark?" She asked jokingly. "Cousin?" I asked curiously. "Oh gosh! I'm so rude! My name is Sera Winters, I'm Marcus's cousin" she said smiling her brown eye twinkling. I watched as she blew some hair out of her face, only then did I notice her other eye was a blue/green color. I couldn't help but smile at this rare beauty. "Nice to meet you" I smiled lightly. - - - - * Sera Winters is Amour Stylinson go fan her! I have one more new person coming out next chapter, so keep up to date to find out who it is. :) IMPORTANT: Guys, I didn't write this chapter thinking it was all fun and games. I know it's a serious issue. I'm writing from experience. No, I've never been in an abusive relationship, but my mom has. It hurts knowing what she's been through. If you've ever been physically, mentally, or sexually abused tell someone. Trust me, I learned the hard way. I was sexually abused as a kid and I never told anyone. It just came out last year. I'm not telling you guys to make you feel bad for me, I just want you all to know if you're ever going through anything, I'm here for you all. Don't ever, and I mean ever, hesitate to tell someone about it. QOTC: who likes Aaron? And favorite Hayes vine? I love Aaron. I'm always seeing stuff about Jack J being under appreciated, but I think Aaron is under appreciated. Hayes vine: tips from Nash Grier... Do Not drop that thun, thun, thun.