Am I an Abomination?

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Chapter 2

I sort of missed the first day at my new school yesterday, because my dad didn’t think that I was fit to go to school. He thought that I wouldn’t be able to control my anxiety after that nightmare , but I wasn’t complaining because it wasn’t like I wanted to go anyway.

I got out of my bed and went to the bathroom. I washed my face, brushed my teeth and took a shower.

I wondered what was this new school going to be like. I was excited yet nervous. I wasn’t expecting but I was excited for this new experience. I was excited to meet my new teachers and see the library.

I loved reading, but writing was my guilty pleasure. It gave me an escape. I could be anyone else but me.

I headed back to my room to get dressed. I stood in front of my full length mirror scrutinizing every part of myself.

My caramel skin tone, my green eyes, my curly brown locks, my thick thighs and finally the sprinkle of freckles over my cheeks and the bridge of my nose.

I didn’t see the beauty that my dad saw, but I was going to try to see it this year.

This year’s goal: FIND MY BEAUTY

I decided to wear dark-washed jeans with a black strappy top and a light brown fur jersey. I accessorised with gold necklaces and put my brown ankle boots on. I wouldn’t usually wear this type of outfit, but I heard that if you wanted to feel good you needed to look good.

I put my hair in a messy bun and headed downstairs.

My dad was trying to make breakfast. My dad was really a good dad. He worked very hard and long nights hospital yet he still managed to be present in me and my little brother’s life.

Speaking of little brothers, where was mine?

“Where is Jack?” I asked my dad.

“Here I am Liyah!” he jumped up from behind the counter.

Jack really was something else. He had curly hair and green eyes just like me. He was undeniably very cute. He was very shy and kept to himself but he was very perceptive 10 year old. He shocked me with many of the little comments he made. He was also the only person to call me Liyah, other than her.

I ran up to him and gave him a kiss on the head.

“How is my little guy doing today? Are you excited to go back to your new school?” I asked whilst sitting down by the kitchen island.

“I’m so excited Liyah! Yesterday I made a new friend. His name is Jeremy. He is really funny.” Jack said excitedly.

“That’s great, Jack!” I gave him a high-five and then turned my attention to my dad.

“Morning dad. What you cooking up?”

“Morning sunshine! I’m trying to fry bacon, but its all burnt. Sorry sunshine...” my dad said dejected

“It’s chilled dad, you know that I’m not much of a breakfast person anyway.” I said, walking to the fridge to get an apple.

“I know but I wanted to make it special for your first day today” he frowned.

“It’s ok dad, anyway I actually wanted to talk to you about what happened a few nights ago... you know with the nightmare...”

“You don’t have to talk about it sunshine, its fine.” he tried to reassure me, but I had to say this.

“No, I have to say this dad.” I said returning to stand behind the counter.

“Ok, go ahead I’m listening.” he turned to face me across the island.

“Ok well, I’d just like to say sorry. I shouldn’t have been so rude, when you were just trying to help me. But the thing is, I just need to figure this out on my own. I don’t need you trying to send me to a therapist whose just going to ask me how I feel about this situation. I want you to let me figure this out.”

I tried to say my thoughts as clearly as possible so that my dad could understand me. Hopefully he understood where I was coming from and that it didn’t seem like I was trying to push him away.

“I understand. Just know that Jack and I will always be there for you. We love you so much, Maliyah.”

“I love you guys too dad.”

We hugged and I went back upstairs and I gathered whatever I thought I needed for school. I took my earphones, some notebooks, my phone charger, laptop and some stationary.

I went downstairs, grabbed my apple and the spare key off the counter, said my goodbyes then headed out the door. I didn’t have a car, so I walked to school. Since I didn’t know where the school was, I put google maps on. I put my earphones in and blasted Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato in my ears.

If today was going to be a good day, I needn’t be sorry for who I was soon to become.

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Hey guys,

I hoped you enjoyed this instalment. I know it probably feels like the story is dragging on but please keep reading. I know you will injoy the next chapter as much as I enjoyed writing it.

This is your girl, MM7,

signing off

xxxxxxx

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