Chapter one- only the beginning
This story is about a girl of 26 name Courtney. Her father George her mother Elizabeth and her younger brother Daniel. Her family bond became stronger when a family tragedy hit and her mother was killed in a hit and run. She lost her mother when she was 18. The day of her mother's death is where the story truly begins. But it starts on the day she is ready to move out of the family home at the age of 26.
Today is the day Courtney is finally moving out the family home, and starting her life. She stood in the bedroom she grew up in, Memories start to flood back to her, like when she was little her and Daniel would be curled up either side of their mum, reading them stories before before bed, where she used to sing songs to her before we went to sleep.
Those were the good memories, but the bad started from the day her mother died.
Courtney receives a call while at work, she picks up the phone, its her father,
"Hey sweetheart could you collect you're brother and head home please".
Courtney got the worst feeling ever something in her gut was starting to twist, She did as her father asked and collected her brother and headed home.
As they pull up in front of the house they see 2 police officers leaving, they instantly jump out the car and run inside.
They walked in to see their dad sat at the table crying, as they walked in their dad turned to them "Hey kids will you sit down please".
Daniel does but Courtney stands there frozen instantly she asks
her dad turns to her "honey sit down".
Courtney starts to feel sick "WHERE'S MUM"
Her dad flinches as she asked again, "I'm so sorry"
Courtney doesn't wait to him finish "No don't say it!!".
But those words came anyway "I'm sorry honey you're mum was killed early on this afternoon, it was a hit and run".
Before Courtney even finished screaming she was running out the door as fast as her legs would carry her.
The next she knew she found herself in the local park, she curled up by the river, arms wrapped round her self and head on her knees just sobbing, she had sat there so long, she lost track of the time and before she knew it, it was getting dark.
As she sit there in her own thoughts she was interrupted by a low husky, inviting voice. "Are you Ok?"
Courtney was so worked up she snapped at whoever it was "DOES IT LOOK LIKE IM OK?!" She felt awful she didn't mean to have a go, but she was so emotional right now. She then begins to talk again "I'm so sorry I didn't mean to snap at you, just had some awful news, and one hell of a day".
His voice came back at her very gentle "You don't have to talk about it if you don't want to, but is it OK if I sit, to at least make sure you're safe, it's pretty dark and getting late, and we are in the middle of a park".
Before even considers that he was a complete stranger, the words "thank you..... I'd appreciate that" tumbled out of her mouth.
Before she knew it a very built guy about 18-20 years old at the most, who towers over her at about 6ft with jet black hair and bright green eyes, who had a very emo/goth look about him plants himself next to her, to her he was beautiful, she couldn't help but stare at him...... He let's out a small laugh "I'm Logan by the way",
She smiles slightly even for a second and replies "I'm Courtney, it's nice to meet you Logan".
He sweeps his hair of his face, with a tiny half smile "That's a beautiful name for a beautiful girl, what brings you out here this late"
She goes a little red from his compliment, as she begins to speak "I got called home early tonight, to be told my mum was killed earlier today".
She wasn't sure but something crossed his face but she couldn't put her finger on what it was. He straightens up "I'm sorry to hear that, that's awful, just so you know, I know I am a stranger and what not but, I'm here if you need to talk, but don't feel like you need to"
As he says this Courtney starts to cry again, he wiggles over next to her and takes her into his embrace, she wasn't sure why but she lent in to him, there was something about him that made her feel safe, something comforting.....
After composing herself and pulling back from him. She let's put almost a sarcastic laugh and says "I'm so sorry you don't know me, and I don't know you, you don't need to be sitting here listening to a strangers problems"
With a straight face he looks straight at her "There's nothing I'd rather be doing then listen to someone who's in pain and help if I can".
Courtney reply's "Thank you it's appreciated more than you know",
After they both talk for a while. Courtney decided she needs to get back "I should get home my dad's probably be worried",
He nods "Can I walk you back?"
She nods "Sure" Again she don't know why but just trusted him, but there was something about him she couldn't put her finger on. They slowly walk back.
Once they end up outside her house, she starts to speak "Thank you for today, it means a lot to just have someone listen, wish we could of met on better circumstances".
He smiles at her "It's OK, this is probably random but maybe could I have you're number.. Purley for platonic reasons so you know you have someone to talk to",
she smiles seeing that his gone slightly shy, she nods
I they exchange numbers, and she heads in the house, Logan doesn't leave until she is in and shuts the door then he walks off in to the night.