Don't Stop

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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.

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21. NINETEEN

Toby's Mom-

After talking with Shelley, it really triggered something in me.

Why do I do this? Why am I still with John? Why do I let him treat Toby the way he does? 

As I think about how I let this happen for so long, the back door closes. John's home, I think. He walks into the living room, with his dress shirt pulled out of his pants and his tie untied. He sees me sitting there and chuckles.

"You already ready for a hit?" He asks me as he sits down on the couch. I roll my eyes.

"I'm done with that shit, John." He scoffs and pulls out a bag full of rolled up joints. I look away in disgust.

"That's what you say all the time, Laura. You know you'll never be done with this." He lights it and takes a drag then tries to give me to me. I push his hand away.

"I said I'm done," I protest, giving him a dirty look. He scowls at me.

"Stop messing around, and take the damn joint." This time I smack his hand away, causing the joint to fall on the ground. I stand up, furious at him. At everything.

"I SAID I'M DONE!" I yell. He just sits there, staring at me like I'm crazy.

"What the hell is wrong with you, Laura?" He questions me. At this point, I'm breathing heavy.

"Did you know that Toby and Sherryn are missing? Or do you not care?" He waves me off. I shake my head.

"You're a pitiful father, John. If anything, I'm glad Trey isn't here to see you like this because we all know he would never talk to you again." This causes him to bolt out of his seat. He points a finger at me.

"Don't talk about Trey." I take step towards him.

"Why? He's been dead for three years, John! You can't use his death as an excuse anymore. We have another child!"

"Well, maybe it's good that he's missing!" He shouts at me. I just stare at him in disbelief.

"What has Toby ever done to you for you to hate your own child that much? For you to put your hands on him and beat him? For you to not care anymore?" He just glares at me. I shake my head.

"You're a sad person. You deserve to die alone, with your filthy drugs." He squints his eyes at me.

"What do you mean 'die alone', Laura?" He asks. I shrug my shoulders.

"I want a divorce. And when we sign those papers, I'm moving out and taking Toby with me. He deserves so much. We've made him suffer for being terrible parents to him. I want to change. I want to bond with my child, John. When we lost Trey, don't you think that it hurt Toby, too? The world doesn't stop, John. This is the reality. So I'm getting a divorce. I don't want to be with you anymore." I turn away and start to walk away.

"Where are you going?" He calls out to me. I turn and look at him.

"I'm going to look for our son." And with that, I walk towards the door with my car keys and walk out of the house.

 

A/N-

Sorry this is such a short chapter. I needed to get a chapter in. School is already beginning to be busy for me. I'll try better next time! If you're enjoying this book, give it a like and favorite it to be notified of updated chapters. Thanks for reading! xoxo

-Zireee

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