Don't Stop

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  • Published: 2 Dec 2017
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2018
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Sherryn and Toby were troublemakers.
Always have been.
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They've been best friends since the third grade.
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Sherryn's mom is always working at the hospital, so she's never around to see what her mom's boyfriend does to her.
Toby's parents are drug abusers and alcoholists.
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Sherryn's stubborn, and Toby has anger issues, but he'll deny it every time you try to tell him.
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They did something bad. They've done a lot of bad stuff before, but this one was too far.
And now they have to be on the move if they don't want to get caught.




Sherryn's Mom-

My daughter is missing. 

My daughter is missing.

Was it something that I did? Was it because I was always working that caused her to leave? Or maybe I wasn't a great mother. I've tried so hard to make her feel like a normal girl, ever since her father left us. I work hard so she doesn't feel left out at school. That's maybe one reason why she gets in fights or does things she's not supposed to do. To get attention. From someone, since she doesn't get enough from me or her father. 

I don't know what to do. This is all my fault. I feel hands grab my wrists and pull them down from my face.

"Shh. Calm down, Shelley," Kyle attempts to soothe me. I pull my wrists out of his grasp.

"How can you ask me to calm down, when my daughter is missing? She's gone, Kyle and I have no idea where she is!" I yell at him. How dare he try to tell me to calm down! Would a parent ever calm down, knowing that their child is missing?

"I know that baby, but walking around in circles, not eating or sleeping isn't going to help you find her." I stop pacing and walk up to him. Then I push him.

"You don't get to tell me what to do. You've never had a child or had to take care of one. You don't understand what it's like to be a parent. It is your job to take care of them and to make sure that they become a better version of yourself so then they can pass down life teachings from their parents to their future kids. I-I feel like I've let her down. First I let her father cheat on me. Then I work all these crazy hours at the hospital, barely paying attention to her." 

"Those aren't your fault, Shelley. You did what you needed to do for her." I shake my head. Every word that he was saying, was making me angry. I needed to get out of the house and find her myself. I walk to the dining table and grab my car keys and my purse.

"Where are you going?" Kyle asks. I walk past him and to the door.

"I'm going to go look for my daughter." Then I walk out. Once I was in my car, I get in and drive to Laura's house. I haven't been there in forever. I stopped going after Sherryn's father and I divorced. When I park in front of their house, I look at how gray and dull it is. I walk up to the front door and knock. A few seconds later, the door opens, revealing Laura, Toby's mother. Her eye makeup is smeared from crying. We're the same age, but she looks so much older than me. The smell of weed hits my nose. My eyes start to water. Laura gasps at the sight of me.

"Shelley? Is that really you?" 

"What the hell, Laura? Are you smoking?" She glances behind her, before stepping onto her porch and closing her door.

"I-it doesn't matter." She folds her arms.

"Yes, it does. You're back to doing drugs again?" She sighs.

"Why did you come here, Shelley?" I look down at my shoes.

"A couple days ago, the police came to me, asking if my daughter had seen Toby because he's missing." She looks away.

"Look, if you're here to give me sympathy, I don't need it." I shake my head.

"That's not why I'm here. I'm here to tell you that my daughter is missing too and I believe their together." Laura looks at me with wide eyes.

"Really? Sherryn is gone too?" I nod my head, tears starting to form again.

"Oh, Shelley." Laura reaches over and gives me a hug. Laura was my best friend. I knew I could count on her on anything. She pulls away and leads me to the stairs and we take a seat.

"How did we let our kids do this?" I say. I hear Laura sigh.

"I am a piss-poor of a mother." I turn and look at her with confusion.

"What do you mean? You and Toby have the best mother and son relationship." She gives me a dry laugh.

"We had. When we got the news that Trey died, we started doing drugs and alcohol. We did that for three years and completely forgot that we had another son. John would always yell at Toby or hit him and I was never in the right place in mind since I was always high," she says, her voice shaky.

"Laura," I say, with disappointment in my voice. She starts breaking down in tears.

"I know. I'm such a terrible mom. When he found out that we were doing drugs, I'm telling you, Shell, I've never seen so much hatred in his eyes the way he looks at me. Before, it was disappointment, but all I see is hate. He hates me and I can't stand it." She continues to cry.

"Well, what about John?" I ask. She shrugs.

"He doesn't want to change. Every day, he's either drinking or doing drugs. And I try to stay away from home because I hate how much Toby hates me and so John doesn't coax me into doing drugs, but he manages to whenever I would tell myself I'm not doing it again." I turn and face her.

"Do you love John?" I ask, quietly. Laura stops crying. She looks at me.

"I've never thought of that." I nod.

"Maybe you should. If John is toxic, you need to get him out of you and Toby's life." She nods. 

"Well, what're we going to do about our kids?" She asks me. I sigh and face the front again. 

"I have no idea. I could call her and see if I can get her and Toby to come back home." She nodded. 

"I would too, but I don't think Toby wants anything to do with me anymore." She sadly drops her head. I place a hand on her shoulder.

"He's your son, Laura. You can't give up on him. Your husband already did that, you can't leave him too. He needs a parent. And you need to do the right thing." With that, I stood up and walk to my car. Before I get in, Laura calls my name. I look up at her.

"Thank you, for stopping by." I give her a small smile and nod and then get in my car and drive away.



I started another chapter! I'm doing so good, I'm really proud of myself. Let me know what you guys are thinking of it so far or what you think might happen next by commenting down below. Don't forget to like it if you're enjoying it and favorite it to be notified of published chapters. Thanks for reading! xoxo


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