Mia

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Chapter 11

I wake up from the sun shining through the curtains, I roll over and stretch my hand trying to find a body next to mine, but there is nothing.

I don’t remember when I had such a peaceful night, this was the best night in my life and I hope not the last one.

After getting ready I went downstairs, I found everyone in the kitchen. Luca is making pancakes and others are sitting behind the bar stool and laughing.

“Good morning.” I say while walking to sit.

“Morning” everyone says.

I sneak and sit near Sofia, she lifts her little sparkly eyes at me, sends one of those charming smiles, and gets back to eating.

“We leave in 10min, be ready.” Luca stands and kisses my forehead before leaving everyone in surprise because of his behavior.

“What did you do to Luca?” Dominic asks, shocked.

“What do you mean?” I am curious.

“Luca, never shows affection, never...” Luke says looking at me.

“He likes her ” Sofia says from the side, I like him too I think to myself.

*

I`m sitting in the car with Luca, while Luke and Dominic are going in a different car. After school we will go to my house and try to take a few things, I just hope that my mother will be gone and I won’t have to interact with her.

“Are you okay?” Luca asks from the driver’s seat while making a quick glance at my way. I just smile and nod my head, after it, we are back to pleasant silence.

*

“I will see you at lunch, I need to find Anna and Liza and make everything right. Maybe it’s time to tell them everything” I says looking into his eyes.

“If you need me, text me, understood?” I nod my head and he gives me a warm hug and a kiss on my head. Then he leaves me and goes to the guys and three of them go inside the building.

Now, it’s time to find Anna.

It took me a few minutes to find her, but when she noticed me coming her way, she quickly spun and started walking away. I quickly caught her and grabbed her wrist to prevent her from escaping.

“Leave me alone! I don’t have anything to say to you, I made it clear that I don’t want to see you.” she yelled at me while trying to escape.

“Let me explain, please.” I say.

“I don`t want to hear your stupid excuses,” she says and turns away from me and starts walking.

“My mother abused me for many years.” I say lowering my head, I don`t know why but I am ashamed, I know that it’s not my fault but I feel like it’s my fault.

“That day when I didn’t pick up your calls, my mother had beaten me pretty bad and I was in and out of consciousness. Even today I have a huge bruise on my ribs.” I say quietly because I know she is listening.

She slowly turns around and when I see the pity in her eyes I can`t hold my tears anymore and they start slipping my cheeks.

“All those bruises I have been seeing, those where` to accidents, right? They all were from her?” she asks. I just nod, because at this point I don`t know if I can utter a word...

“Why didn’t you tell us? We are your best friends, we could have helped you.” she asks.

“I was afraid, afraid that I would be taken away from you and Liza, I would lose the only family I have left.” At this point we both started sobbing, then I felt hands hugging me and I knew that it`s Anna. We stood like this for a few minutes, I knew she needed time to understand everything I told her.

“I`m sorry, I should have known that you wouldn’t have done this on purpose, I should have known that something wasn’t right. I`m sorry for how I called you.” she tells.

“You don’t need to apologize, you didn’t know, you couldn’t know.” I say.

“Are we okay now?” I ask.

“Yes, now we have to find Lisa and tell her everything, and then we will make a plan on how to take you away from that house,” she says grabbing my hand and pulling me forward.

“I’m living with Luca now.” I say blushing.

“WHAT!? From when??” she asks, shocked.

“He kinda found out about the abuse and I wasn’t allowed to go back there.” I say avoiding her gaze.

“But you know him for a week or more,” she says.

“I know but I can’t help it, I feel safe with him, I never felt like this... never.” I say lifting my eyes, to let her see that I`m telling the truth.

“If you say so, let’s go to Lisa, she needs to know this.” I just nod, we find her in the classroom.

“Where the hell have you been? I thought you two have abandoned me in this hell house.” she says running to us, I just laugh, she is always the drama queen.

Anna tells her everything I can see how her expression changes from happy to shock, anger, sadness, and disappointment.

“I`m just happy that you are safe now, promise that we won’t hide anything from each other ever again,” she says and we all agree.

“Anna, I forgot to ask, do you know anything about your brother?”

“No, nothing, they said we need to wait,” she says sadly.

“He will be okay, he is strong, he will make it through and come back to you and your mother.” I say.

“Yeah, he is a badass.” Lisa says from her other side.

I’m glad that this day went so well, I have my friends back, I just need to do one more thing and then I will be able to move forward.

It’s time to get my things from my mother and then I will be able to leave the past in the past.

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