Puzzle Piece

Luke Hemmings is your average "fly under the radar" guy who's taken interest in the new girl, Avery. Avery is quiet with a secret haunting past. Will her baggage be too much for Luke to handle? Or will he be the support Avery needs? Understanding may be more difficult then Luke ever imagined. Read the story "Puzzle Piece" to find out more! (Leave any requests you may have for this story or perhaps a new one?! Let me know if you like it or not! I really would like to know if anyone enjoys this or not. Goodbye lovelys!)

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3. to the rescue

Avery's POV

The rush I felt from everything that had happened that night was fluttering through my veins. The flirting, the plans for tomorrow, and the sweet peck on the cheek I received. Luke was so sweet and funny and genuine and anything anyone could ever want. I trust him more then I probably should given that I don't know luke very well, but I want to. When I walk into my house I hear my mother and her husband (Steve) yelling from her bedroom. Which meant they were probably drunk, again. "Avery is worthless!" I hear my mom slur/yell at Steve. "I know! She don't pay no damn rent or nothin' and she's probably out right now doing something she ain't supposed to. I know we been thinkin bout this a long while but I think it's time we kick let ass out. She's 17! She don't need us babyin her" Steve yells at my mother. And before I know what in doing I've kicked the door open and smashed the wine bottle that was in my mothers hand against the wall. "How dare you." Is all I can spit out at first. I can't believe they want to kick me out. "Well don't you worry you will not have to kick me out you lazy pieces of shit, I'm moving out. Now." I say loud blinking the tears from my eyes. I stood there for a moment with a small part of me hoping that my mother would say not to worry honey, or he didn't mean it baby, or anything motherly at all. Because words like that have never been spoken to me. I look at my mother staring at me with a blank uninterested look. Then I see Steve looking at me with a smug expression. I turn around and run fast to my room so they won't see me cry. Since we haven't lived in this house long my stuff isn't unpacked from my suit case yet. So I quickly zip the suit case and fling my purse over my Shoulder in one swift movement. I'm out the door before I know it with the December wind stinging my face as tears streak my skin. The only person I can think to call is luke. He's the only person I have their number here anyways. I decide to send him a quick text.

A- Hey it's Avery. I need a favor.

L- Anything babe.

(A grin creeped across my face at the "babe" despite my circumstances.)

A- it's kind of a long story. Could you pick me up please? I need a place to stay. I'm sorry this is probably super inconvenient and not what you want to do..

L- have a pretty girl stay at my house on a school night? That sounds great actually. I will be there in ten minutes. Don't you worry babe.

Luke is so sweet and kind. I know it's silly of me but I was excited to stay at his house even though I hardly knew him...and I just got kicked out of my house. Oh god I hardly know him...I'm going to stay at his house...and I just got kicked out. The reality of everything hit me like a semi. Minding your own business then suddenly, WAM, you're crushed.

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