I ran as fast I could, he was right behind me not far away. My legs and my calves were hurting, but the only thing that kept me running was adrenaline pumping through my veins. I suddenly stopped when I heard his deep voice call out to me. “Come here kitty, I don’t bite, But you know what happens when you disobey me.” it makes shivers run down my spine, and suddenly I’m running again. The only thing I could hear was my own shoes slapping on the ground as I ran for my life.
Suddenly I felt a sting on my side and I fell on the ground right above a post lamp, “found you bitch” he said. “Stop, stop, stop don’t touch me leave me alone,” I said, trying to back away from him. I felt him grab a fist full of my hair. I started screaming from the top of my lungs so someone could hear me and help me, but I knew no one would come to my rescue. I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw him pull out a pocket knife, I tried screaming again but for some reason, I stopped, I could feel eyes on me not from him but from someone else and a faint sound that I could barely hear. I looked around trying to find the person staring at me but didn’t see anyone.
“Why trying to find help when no one will ever help the helpless orphan girl.” He says still holding the knife in his hand.
“Why” is the only thing I could say.
“Why? You wanna know why?” he says his voice getting angrier every second and made me whimper.
“Because someone that thinks they can come in and take the spotlight from me, I honestly don’t know why people would become friends with the orphan girl. You’re just useless, probably the reason why your parents didn’t want you. You took popularity way from me, you have everyone wrapped around your finger and everyone forgot about me, cause you took everything away from me, you even took my girlfriend away, she broke up with me because you told her she could do better.” He says, but I never remembered him having a girlfriend, people would say he only did one night stands.
I knew I shouldn’t have asked but curiosity got the best of me.“Who was your girlfriend?” I asked but regretted it soon after when I saw the look in his eyes. And before I could register what was happening, I felt a pain in my arm and looked down seeing that he had made a big cut on my left arm.
“STOP” I got up quickly looking around trying to catch my breath. I had sweat coming down my face and tears coming down. It’s ok he’s in jail he can’t get you, calm down Harmony.
’Hey, hey, breath, just breath what’s wrong” I looked to my side seeing Adrian shoot upright on the bed hugging me. I couldn’t look in his eyes and lie to him. “Harm what’s wrong,” he says lifting my chin with his fingers where I could at his eyes. “N-nothing,” I said in a whisper.
“Harmony I know when’s something is wrong with you, so tell me,” he says rubbing my back. I just sniffle a bit. I know if I tell him he’s going to get really upset and he’s going to be cheeking on me like every minute, literally. “Harmony I’m not going to let this go,” he says sighing.
I hesitated but told him anyway. “My nightmares came back,” I say hoping my voice didn’t break but it did and I’m soon enough sobbing really hard. Honestly all these dreams are all flashbacks. I was in my darkest place when everything went down. And living the flashbacks in my dreams is way worse and they scare me. It’s like I’m living inside a movie and the person watching keeps rewinding the same part multiple times.
“Oh Harmony, why didn’t you tell me sooner,” he says. “I was scared you would get mad and you’re going to treat me if I’m delicate like everyone else did when it happened,” I tell him, honestly. “Harmony baby, I would never get mad at you, never. You wanna talk about it” he asked. “No, but I’m scared, Adrian. What if he comes back. And this time I actually…” my voice cracking. “No, no, no. I will never let that happen. He can’t get to you, ok? They took him away.” He says. “Ok,” I say quietly not so sure.
“Come on, let’s go get you breakfast, and hey I’m here you not alone, ok? If you ever want to talk about something that’s bothering you then let me know,” he says. I just nod not wanting to answer because I may start crying again. He grabs my hand and leads me downstairs.
When we were done with breakfast, Adrian said he had to go meet Isabella since they were going to hang out today. He invited me but I wasn’t in the mood, plus I didn’t want to see her. Not after she made up lies about Me.
I pulled up in my driveway, shut the engine, and got off.
“Hello anyone home” I yelled closing the door behind me. Rose’s car was in the parking lot so I assumed she was here, guess not. He probably went somewhere with a friend. I just shrugged and headed up to my room.
I put my purse in one of the hooks hanging from my wall and put my shoes in my shoe in the shoe rack inside my closet.
I grabbed some clothes and headed towards the bathroom. I turned the water and let it get warm. I stripped off my clothes and got in the shower.
Why now? Is all I ask myself. After a year, why am I getting the nightmares? It’s not the first time I had nightmares. It’s actually been constantly. Every morning I’m waking up at five in the morning and sleeping around two in the morning just staring at my ceiling.
Honestly, I’m really scared. Like hella scared. I try to be strong sometimes, I try not to show my weakness towards people but it’s really hard when people always give you a mean stare and say stuff behind your back. I try to keep it together, but sometimes it’s too hard.
Some nights I just lay paralyzed not knowing what to do or what to think. Sometimes I wonder if it would be different if my actual parents were here. But I never worry about it much because If it wasn’t Rose who I had as a garden then I probably wouldn’t be who I am right now.
Rose always has an effect on people. Her smile and her hugs are all warm and they’re so welcoming. With her, you never feel out of place. You always feel like you belong, You’re no different from other people.
She can always tell when somethings wrong. Rose never pushes you to talk about something that you feel uncomfortable with. She never judges. Any mistake you make, she doesn’t use it against you. I may not have my mother but I have Rose and she’s the only person I need.
I let the rest of the water go down the drain, while I grab my towel to dry off. When I was done getting dressed I put my dirty clothes in my laundry basket. It was only three in the afternoon so I just went downstairs grab a granola bar and headed back to my room.
I lay in my bed for an hour tell I get a message. It’s from Elijah.
E- hey, cupcake!
H- hey loser:’)
E- Wyrd rn?
H- Nothing, just laying on my bed scrolling down through Instagram, Why what’s up?
E- You wanna work on our project? I was hoping we could go to the park today instead of doing it in a house. So what do you say?!
H- Sure why not. I got nothing else to do.
E- ok then, it's settled let’s meet up in an hour.
E-its a little chilly outside so where something comfortable and warm.
H- will do! See you in a bit.
I got up from my bed put some leggings on and sweat pants under them. I grabbed Adrian’s hoodie that I stole from him last year. It was really big on me but it keeps me warm, so I’m not complaining.
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