Book 1 - Falling for Us

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Chapter 38

Next day… Michael left to grab my things from our apartment, I was really nervous to go home… so Michael and I had been discussing about deciding to stay at my sister Sophia’s house which it’s fine with me, I’m sitting on my hospital bed while Sophia is finding something to watch.

Sophia raises her eyebrows in confusion and she asks in a curious voice, “Any idea when are you coming over to my house?”

I shrug as I shake my head and I say, “Not sure, I hope I would go over to your house.”

Sophia nodded in understanding as she smiles softly and she says, “Okay.”

I smile weakly and I say in a soft voice, “I’m sorry.”

“For?” Sophia raises her eyebrows in concern as she smiles weakly.

“Burden on you guys, I mean…” I trail off as I sigh deeply and I see Sophia looks at me with a sad look and I say, “You guys have been looking for me for 4 days…”

“No… Michael, our dad, and Derek did… they drove around in the city and all of the houses, Michael popped up and he remembered Henry’s old apartment, Derek called the police and they drove to Henry’s old apartment and found you.” Sophia sighs deeply and she says, “Michael didn’t get any good sleep for a couple of days or eat anything… he thought you die.”

“Really?” I see Sophia nodded and I say, “Wow…”

“Yeah…” Sophia sighs deeply and she asks in a curious voice, “Do you want to walk around?”

I nodded as I sigh deeply and I say, “Sure…” I see Sophia gets up from my hospital room couch and I say, “I mean… I can wear more comfortable than having my hospital gown.”

Sophia nodded in understanding as she smiles softly and she says, “Yeah, I can tell.” She grabs my duffel bag from my hospital chair and she walks toward my hospital bed and she says, “Any idea what do you want to wear?”

“I have no idea…” I shrug as I unzip my duffel bag and I grab my black tank top, Michael’s hoodie which it’s my most favorite hoodie ever, and my gray sweatpants and my black uggs to keep me warm since I had been so cold for a while.

“Ahhh… Michael’s hoodie?” Sophia winks as she smirks.

“Shut up Sophia.” I roll my eyes as I grab my blanket away from me so I could get up from my hospital bed and I put my feet down on my cold hospital room floor, I wince softly once my feet hit a cold floor and I sigh deeply.

“You ok?” Sophia raises her eyebrows in concern.

“Yup, I’m fine.” I force smile as I walk toward my hospital room bathroom and I walk into my hospital room bathroom as I close my bathroom door after I turn my bathroom light on, I notice a mirror in my bathroom, I sigh deeply as I walk toward my sink and I see my mirror that it look like me…

I went through a horrible situation with Henry… all I could remember is, Henry threw me around at my condo, he tied me when I was sitting on the chair, he forced me to watch that he destroyed everything, my pictures with Michael, our dishes, cups, rip our family room couch, threw the mirror on the floor, he laughed when I begged him to stop…

I sigh deeply as I close my eyes and I don’t want to cry, I open my eyes and I clear my throat to get my mind off from what happened to me.


45 minutes later… we finally walk around at the hospital since my doctor wanted me to walk around, so Sophia and I walk around, talking like catch up…

“How are you, Damon, Kaylee, and Alexander doing?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion, Damon is Sophia’s husband, they have been together since middle school, they do love each other so much and they always make people smiles and laughs, I knew Damon since middle school, I begged Sophia to give him a chance… look at them now, Sophia is a Thrift World as a clothing store, her husband is a stay at home dad, they have 2 amazing kids who I really adorable! Their names are Kaylee and Alexander… they are twins…

“Really good!!!” Sophia smiles big as she walks with me and she says, “Kaylee has a boyfriend, Alexander didn’t like that idea.”

I giggle softly as I nodded in understanding and I ask in a curious voice, “How come?”

“Because he doesn’t want to see Kaylee get hurt again since she had a worst heartbroken from her first love.” Sophia sighs deeply.

Ahhh… it explains why Alexander is really scared and worried about Kaylee’s new relationship because he doesn’t want to see Kaylee get hurt again since her first boyfriend treated her really terribly and Kaylee came to my apartment and spend a night here at my apartment.

Start of my Flashback:

I see Kaylee walks into my apartment as she smiles big and I say in an excited voice, “Hi Kaylee! I didn’t know you came over!”

“Surprise!” Kaylee smiles big and she walks toward my family room couch as she sits down on my family room couch and she says, “A reason why I came over here.”

“Okay… what’s wrong?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion as I walk toward my family room couch where Kaylee sits, I sit down next to her and I ask in a curious voice, “Is it bad?”

Kaylee shrugs as she sighs deeply and she says, “You know, my first ex-boyfriend broke my heart like terrible…” Kaylee sees I nodded as she sighs deeply and she says, “I met someone else new.”

“Really?” I smile softly.

“Yeah… his name is Kevin, he is very sweet.” Kaylee smiles softly as she sees I look at Kaylee with a happy look and she says, “But I’m scared.”

“Why?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion.

“Because I really don’t know if Kevin will stay with me forever… look at you and Michael.” Kaylee shrugs as she gets up from my family room couch and she walks toward my kitchen to grab our cups from my cabinet and she says, “You know, I do care about Kevin…”

I sigh deeply as I get up from my family room couch and I follow her, I see Kaylee pour a glass of wine in our cups and I say, “I know you do… I mean… Michael is my lovely boyfriend and he is treating me very well.”

“How so?” Kaylee raises her eyebrows in confusion as she gives me of my cup.

I shrug as I smile weakly and I say, “You know… I mean… Michael treats me very well because he always does listen to me and talk to me all the time.” I sigh deeply and I say, “Henry didn’t really care about me.”

“That’s very understandable.” Kaylee shrugs as she walks out of my kitchen and she says, “I do really like Michael.”

“Really?” I raise my eyebrows in shocked, I’m surprised that everyone loves Michael more than Henry.

“Of course!” Kaylee smiles softly as she sits down on my family room couch and she says, “I can tell that Michael loves you too.”

I nodded in agreement and I say, “I’m lucky to have him.”

I love him…

End of my Flashback:

“Ana!” Sophia snaps of my thoughts as she giggles softly.

“Sorry, I was thinking about something.” I sigh deeply as I smile weakly.

“Like what?”

I shrug as I shake my head and I say, “I don’t know…”

“Are you feeling okay?” Sophia raises her eyebrows in confusion as she sees I nodded.

“Yeah, I’m fine…” I sigh deeply and I say, “So, I want to go back to my room.”

“Okay…”


4 hours later… Sophia and I just got back into my hospital room since we walked around for 4 hours which was really very nice, I miss Michael so much… I do feeling really safe around Michael but sometimes I’m really scared to be around Michael because of Henry, he scared me as hell, I’m kinda glad that he died…

I see 2 cops walk into my hospital room as I raise my eyebrows in confusion and I ask in a curious voice, “Can I help you guys?”

“You’re Anastasia Hathaway right?” Mariska sees I nodded as she smiles softly and she says, “I’m Mariska, captain of VPD.”

I nodded slowly as I sigh deeply and I notice that a blonde girl is next to Mariska and I ask in a curious voice, “You are…?”

“Kelli, I’m a detective of VPD.” Kelli smiles weakly.

“Okay…” I sigh deeply as I see Mariska smiles softly and I say, “I guess you guys will ask me about what happened to me and Henry right…” I see Mariska sighs deeply and I say, “Great…”

“If you don’t feel comfortable, stop us.”

“Okay…” I sigh deeply.

Mariska sighs deeply and she asks in a curious voice, “What did Henry do to you?”

I sigh deeply and I say, “He abused me and raped me many times, he won’t let me go back home.”

“I’m sorry that you went through such a horrible situation.” Kelli sighs deeply and she says, “I heard that he killed himself in front of you.”

“Mhm…” I sigh deeply as I’m trying to calm down because I’m slowly having an anxiety attack and I say in an angry voice, “Henry really broke my heart and he messed me up!”

Mariska nodded in understanding and she says, “I understand you, Ana.”

I wince softly because Henry usually called me Ana in an angry way… every time I made mistake, he is going to hurt me or rape me…

Sophia raises her eyebrows in concern and she says, “Ana…”

“I’m fine…” I gulp slowly as I close my eyes and I say, “I can’t calm down.”

I could hear my heart is pounding loud against my chest, I feel like my chest is going to burn, I open my eyes, I feel my tears filling up on my eyes.

“Anastasia, breath.” Sophia looks at me with a worried look as she turns around to them and she says, “I think it’s best for y’all to leave please.”

“Okay…” Mariska smiles weakly and she says, “Call us if you feel ready…”

“Okay.”

I feel nausea waving in my stomach as I get up from my hospital bed and run toward my bathroom and throw up in my toilet. I feel sick on my stomach like I couldn’t even stop thinking about it, I burst into tears and crying hard…

I feel Michael’s hand grabs my hair gently and his other hand rub my back gently, he feels so bad because he knew I went through so much.


30 minutes later… I finished throwing up for 30 minutes, Michael picked me up and carried me to my hospital bed and he put me down on my hospital bed and he cuddled with me and fell asleep with me…

I think I feel safest with him…

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