Changed My Life (COMPLETED)

17 year old Emily is a nobody. Her brother lives in America, her mother passed away and her dad abuses her. Her only friend is Cass, who works with her at McDonalds. What happens when the new kid asks to sit next to Emily in class? What happens when they become friends and maybe more? Harry Styles, you changed my life.


1. I don't believe we've met?

“GET OVER HERE NOW EMILY!” my father shouts from the next room. Reluctantly, I pull myself from my bed and walk to the lounge room. My leg is still in pain from last night when he kicked me. “WHAT?” I asked, a little too rudely, because he kicked me in my bruised stomach. “I’m going a someone’s house this weekend. I’m locking all the doors and windows. You are NOT to leave, do you understand me?” Still wincing in pain, I manage to give him a nod. He walks off with a beer in his hand, and not a care in the world that I’m lying here on the floor, crying.


Let me introduce myself. My name is Emily and I’m 17 years old. I live with my dad Bill in Australia. My big brother Callum moved to London a year ago and he’s a professional actor. I’m a really dancer and someday I hope to move to London to be with my brother and to be a professional dancer. Ever since my mum passed away a year ago, my life has sucked. My brother moved away, my dad became a heavy drinker and I was turning into nobody.


My brother and I were really close and I was devastated to hear that he was leaving. It was only a few weeks after my mother passed away so I was still emotionally unstable. My dad clearly was unstable too, because he would spend every Friday night at the pub with his friends and walked around the house with a beer in his hand. It didn’t bother me too much until he started to come home drunk and hit me for no reason.


For a year now, I’ve been completely alone. Both at home and at school. My small amount of friends stopped talking to me a month after my mum passed, simply because they got bored of me. I now sit alone at lunch under a small tree far from everyone else. In class, I sit at the back corner alone. I guess you could say I’m a good student. I do occasionally doze off in class however. It’s like I live in the shadows.

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