Chapter 1.) Pain and Happiness….
“Hey babe” Conner said hugging onto Allyson.
“Hey. What’s up?”
“Just thinking of you” She said kissing him.
“I love you, Allie.” He said after their kiss. She smiled. They have been together for two years now, three more years until they where eighteen, three more years until they could be together forever.
“I love you, too.” She replied. His sweaty palm grabbed onto Allyson’s. He was going to walk her home from school, but they were going to take the long way. All she could do was stare into his aqua eyes as he held onto her hand and also stared, his dark brown hair brought out his Spanish tan’s gleam whenever suns rays got a hold of him. She pushed her long auburn hair away from her face so he could notice her new bright green contact lenses. They must have walked four blocks before they spoke again.
“Sonia and Dad want to know when your coming over again.”
“I thought they hated me?”
“Come on, they love you, just as much as I do sometimes.” He gripped tighter.
“Wow. I am actually surprised, in movies when a girlfriend comes to meet the parents they are suppose to hate the guts out of her.”
“What kind of movies do you watch!?!” He messed around with her like this all the time.
“Normal ones.” Allyson joked. They both laughed. “Monica was asking about you. Though, when you first came over, she did call you a retarded b*****d.”
“Oh…” He replied “Well, what did she ask?”
“When you where coming over again.”
He laughed again.
“Want to join me and my parents for dinner tonight?”
“Of course, babe.” He smiled “Our house, and what time?”
“Six” She said “And yes.”
“I’ll be there, promise.” He said “Simon will drop me off from the mall, I want to look nice you know”
“I cant wait”
“We’re here, see you soon, Allie.” He kissed her forehead. “I wont stop thinking of you.”
“Emma!! What the hell is taking you so long!!” Simon screamed up to Emma. They where suppose to take Simons best friend Conner to his girlfriends place in a half an hour.
“Sorry, my blow dryer blew out right in the middle of me doing my hair so I had to borrow Natalie’s.”
“Just get into the damn car.” He argued. Emma wanted to cry inside, but knew Simon would just move onto violence if that were to happen. It has before. ‘I love him, but why am I still with him’ She thought to herself. ‘I’m afraid to brake up with him, it will ruin my reputation.’ She came up with.
“Why did I have to come, Simon?” Emma asked in a whisper. She said it sweetly so that she didn’t seem rude.
“When I tell you to come somewhere with me, you come!! You don’t ask questions, Emma!!!” He yelled at her.
“Stop yelling at me!!” She argued back. The car came to a dead stop.
“What did you just tell me?”
“Nothing, just keep driving.” She told him. He did so. They where quiet the rest of the ride, only the sounds of other cars driving bye and their breathing filled the car.
“Hi Conner.” Simon said once Conner hopped into the car. “Emma, get into the back. NOW”
“57 south main.” Conner replied “And thanks Emma.” He said once Emma jumped into the back. The car dodged others’ at 100 miles per hour, way faster than the speed limit.
“Are we suppose to go this fast?” Emma asked.
“Shut up and trust me.”
“Have a good time, Conn.” Simon said as soon as Conner was half way out the car, they just arrived at Allie’s house. Conner nodded he show Simon he heard him.
But, while Emma got out of the car, Simon yelled “NO! get your a** in the backseat, I don’t want to see you!”. She stopped and turned back around and into the back seat again. This time she cupped her eyes and silently sobbed when Simon left her in the car as he went to visit his friend. She sat there for two hours before she saw him again. During the ride back home, she passed out from all her tears.
“This pork is delicious, Mrs. Malani.” Conner said as soon as he bit into the juiciest meat he had ever seen.
“Why thank you, and please, just call me Maya.” Allie’s mom replied.
“A beautiful name, Maya, though, not as beautiful as your daughter,“ He said glaring over at Allyson.
“A charming young fellow, where ever did you meet him, Allie?”
“Chemistry class, mom” She said “And my heart led me to him”
Conner and Allie smiled to one another. Mr. Malani was across the table from Maya, reading the New Haven Register. Conner’s phone beeped, but only Allyson noticed. It was Simon.
“Conner! Ditch Allie’s, meet me at blue moon. Man, its opening night, there is so many freaking babes here!”
“And, don’t you have a girlfriend?”
“Screw her, she’s out cold, she’ll never know. Say its important that you see me or something, just get your a** over here!” Simon said hanging up. Conner’s mind was spinning, should he go or shouldn’t he. No. He loved Allyson too much to do that.
“Everything okay, Conner?”
“Good.” She said.
“Want to go for ice cream?” He asked
“Of course.” She said getting up and them both walking around the corner to Sam’s Ice Cream Parlor. They both ordered hot fudge sundaes and dazed off into each others eyes. ‘This is the best night ever’ Conner kept thinking.
They walked home, and after cuddling and watching TV until midnight, they hoped into bed and passed out.
Emma woke up only to be freezing inside of Simon’s car. He left her here all night without caring, especially in the winter. She wished she never cut her golden hair into a bob, her neck was already frozen. She sat up and stretched, and when her body was awake she got up and got out of the car. The door to Simons house was locked, and so was the back door. ‘Why would he lock me out??’ She thought. ‘And why would he forget me in the car??” She reached into her pocket and pulled out her new blackberry and scrolled threw her long contacts list until she got to Simons name. It rung three times before he picked up.
“Um. I am outside, can you let me in??”
“I’ll be down in a sec.” After some time, Emma was let in. When she was, he slapped her in the back of her head.
“What the hell is your problem, why did you pass out in my freaking car? How do you think that makes me look, Emma!!”
“Why did you leave me there??”
“Because you were the moron who passed out there in the first place!”
“Why did you abandon me to go with your friend?”
“BECAUSE I WANTED TO!!!!!!!!!!” He roared. Emma felt tears forming in her eyes, but ran upstairs before he could see them. He wouldn’t allow the two of them to share a room so he wouldn’t have to see her before he went to sleep and when he woke up in the morning. So, she was forced to sleep in the attic, and had to buy her own food, because he wouldn’t share any with her. He padlocked her door incase they where in a fight (Which they always where) or simply didn’t want to see her and would lock her in there, and didn’t want her to get out, so he hadn’t given her a key. If she was ever locked out of the attic she had to sleep out side. She didn’t understand why he didn’t love her… She wrote down in her diary everything that happened with Simon and Conner, and her secret, one she hoped no one will know.
“Done.” She said to herself as soon as she finished her entry. Than made a heart around Conner’s name… her secret.
Conner woke up lying next to Allie in Allie’s bedroom.
“Good morning Hun.” He said as Allyson began to wake up, she smiled looking up into his eyes.
“How was your sleep?” He asked removing his hand from wrapping around her waist. She turned to face him.
“Since it was about you, yeah, it was great.”
They giggled. Conner got up, and ran downstairs. He walked into the kitchen and began looking in the refrigerator for something he could make for the two of them. He decided on omelets. Allie stood in the doorway to the kitchen and watched as he cooked, though he never noticed. ‘Just wait,’ he began to think ‘Soon me and Allie can get our own place’
“Looks good” She said just as he put the eggs on two plates. He turned to her.
“They taste good, too.” He said as he stole a little piece of her omelet. “Especially yours!”
“Conner!” She said playing around. She walked over and stole a piece of his. “Yours is better.” They both took a moment to laugh. He ran his fingers through his jet black hair and said “Well, I’m not to sure about that” He reached over and began tickling her, she couldn’t stop laughing, and attempted to tickle back, but she knew he was too powerful and where he was tickling her, it made her too vulnerable, and she couldn’t find the chance to attack in defense. Monica was just observing from a distance, she couldn’t keep her eyes off of Conner. Allyson knew that Monica would try to steal her boyfriend away from her, she always did. Whatever belonged to Allyson, Monica would take and claim as her own until something better came along. Just like Allie’s ex, John. Monica stole john from Allyson, and left him when Allie began going out with Conner. To her, this was something better.
“Oh no, its her.” Allie said when she noticed that Monica was looking over at them. “Conner, ignore her, she will try to take you too.”
“Don’t worry, I love you, not her.” He replied, than kissed her. Monica just laughed.
“Get away from me, Simon, I don’t want to talk to you right now.”
“When I say that you and I will talk, we talk, and who do you think your talking to with that attitude!!” Simon hollered at Emma.
“And when I say back off, you back off, and I’m talking to-” But she was cut off by a smack from Simon, now she regretted saying that.
“Get the hell out of my house, no wait, your going to keep your a** in this room and starve until I say you could come out.” he screamed at her.
“Why are you doing this-” She again cut off by a sharp pain circulating through her face. This time she was struck with a punch.
“You do as I say.” He growled. He stormed off, with lightning in his black eyes. His red hair reminded her of the fire that must have been blazing inside his heart. Once she heard the door be padlocked, she pulled out her phone and dialed Conner’s girlfriend, Allyson’s number.
“Allie? I need to talk to you” She said in a whisper, just in case Simon was listening, when she heard a voice on the other line. “Its about Simon”
“Your extremely stupid, Emma.” She heard Simons voice say through the phone. “You actually think I would leave you alone with a phone? I talked to the company and compromised, any number you dial, or text will come straight to my phone instead. Now I know who you are going to, and so help me god, if you try to call the police, I will know and you will die.”
Emma’s mouth hung open. ‘How could this happen???’ Was all she could think.
She missed lunch and dinner that day, and her face still hurt her. “How much longer will I be in here?” She asked herself. She began to write in her diary again, hopefully he couldn’t see her writing. After she was done, she looked over and kept thinking ‘why didn’t you think of that before???’ She had just realized that there was a window she could sneak out of. The first thing she thought of was to tie together the many blankets she had. The plan worked. She was out of the house. The first place she thought of was Allie’s house. After walking for an hour she arrived at Allie’s home, and knocked as fast as she possibility could.
“Are you okay, Emma?” Allyson asked as soon as she opened the door
“Its Simon, he… Simon hit me again, and locked me inside my room and made me miss two meals, and, and….” She stopped in a sudden sob. Allie was the only one she could trust.
Allie was confused, Emma had never actually come to her for Simon troubles, she always dealt with the pain and stayed with him. Now though, it must have gone to extremes. But she went along with it and cradled her.
“Its ok, Em” She came up with.
“Thank you Allie”
“No problem girl, have a seat”
“Thanks” Emma said as she sat next to Conner on the couch. Allyson walked into the kitchen to fix her, Conner, and Emma something to drink. In the end she brought out a few milkshakes. Emma and Conner thanked her and Emma told them everything that had just happened, they weren’t surprised at all.
“You need to leave him, Em.” Allie said.
“Why???” Conner asked.
“Because he’s the most popular boy in school, and if I broke up with him, no one will want to go out with me…”
“Don’t think that way, Em!!” Allie hollered “Your beautiful and don’t deserve a b*****d like Simon, you know that!”
“Allyson is right, Emma, you don’t need Simon, you deserve better than someone who hits you every time they get the chance.” Conner said backing up Allie.
“I cant, I… I’m so sorry. I knew it was a bad idea to come.” She said getting up and walking out of the door. She made it half way down the street when Conner caught up with her.
“Where are you going to go??”
“Because he’s going to hurt you again!” He said
“I have no where else to go”
“Come and sleep over mine and Allyson’s house, please, just don’t go back there.” He pleaded. She couldn’t help but smile, he noticed her…
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