I laid on my bed with my headphones on, listening to 'I need u' by BTS. This was their newest song that just came out a few months ago and had given them their first win since they debuted 2 years ago in 2015. I was so happy for them when they looked so surprised at the fact that they had won. It was such a good song. I'm so glad I'm an ARMY. Oops, I didn't know I had a guest. Sowwie.
Hi, my name's Lillian Addison but everyone calls me Lilly. And by everyone, I actually mean my parents since I have no friends. I've been homeschooled all my life and rarely leave the house besides rare occasions cause I'm the shy type who doesn't like much attention.
Anyways, I'm 16 and I have long dirty blonde hair that reaches all the way to my waist and forest green eyes. I'm quite tall for my age, 5 ft 2. I know it's not much but mom says that if I think positive, it'll happen. I just hope it happens soon.
As I continued to lay on my bed, I got a severe craving for ice cream. Luckily we have some in the fridge and I don't need to go out. A, cause it's dark and I'm not allowed to leave the house when it's dark. And B, cause I'm not in the mood for any human interaction right now.
I got up from my bed in my cute little onesie and jogged downstairs to open the freezer and retrieve my favourite, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, but all I received was an empty cold freezer, which resulted in me getting disappointed and giving a small pout.
"Dang it". I thought to myself before closing the freezer. I must have gone on an ice cream frenzy some days back. But I really wanted some ice cream at the moment. I looked towards the front door before quickly shaking my head and looking away.
"No. It's dark outside and mom and dad aren't at home at the moment" I said to myself before plopping myself down on the couch in hopelessness.
"But you're 16 and a big girl, you don't need your parents to take you to the store" my inner voice argued with me.
"But I don't want any social interaction" I whined out.
"You don't need to talk to anyone. Just rush in and rush out. You don't need to talk to cashier either. Just drop the money when they ask for it" my inner voice said.
I thought about it before finally agreeing with my inner voice and deciding to go to the store to get my ice cream. Since it was dark and the store was only a couple of blocks away. I just decided to wear an oversize sweatshirt with my onesie and put on my canvas. Grabbing my small purse, I headed out. Nothing bad could happen right?
I made sure to lock the door on my way out before softly skipping down the stairs and down the road. It was quiet outside, very few people were about. The streets were illuminated by the streetlights and the air was crispy. I'd never been out by this time of the night but I can admit that it was kinda nice, albeit a bit creepy.
20 mins later, I had arrived at my destination. Now to time to rush in and rush out. The store was a bit empty with only the cashier and one other person that was paying for their stuff. I looked around for the frozen food aisle before coming across the ice cream freezer. I did a silent squeal before grabbing my cookie dough ice cream and heading to the cashier.
As I arrived, the cashier who looked to be around his early twenties, suddenly had his bored look replaced with a bright one as he looked me up and down. He gave me a smirk which I slightly shivered at. I gave him a polite smile in return, not wanting to be rude, hoping it wouldn't turn into a conversation. It did.
"What's your name?" He asked me, the smirk not leaving his face.
"Um...Lillain" I replied, not expecting the question.
"Lillian. That's a beautiful name" he said while scanning my ice cream.
"Um... Thanks, I guess?" I whispered the last part.
"Mine's Tyler" he said. "That'll be $2.95" he added.
"Okay" I said before taking the cash out of my small purse". "Here" I said, handing him the money.
He didn't take it, instead, he walked around the counter with my now bagged ice cream in his hand with a smug look on his face.
"Actually, I was thinking that before you leave, you'd allow me to take you on a date?" He asked while walking closer to me as I moved backwards. He dropped my ice cream to the ground making it crack open and spill on the ground.
"Um... no thank you. I'm not looking for a relationship right now" I said as my back hit a wall allowing him to cage me.
"Why not? I promise that you'll have a lot of fun" he said as he ran his hands down my waist.
I felt disgusted at the way he was touching me so I slapped him hard on the cheek and pushed away to escape.
I didn't get too far cause he painfully held my wrist and dragged me back to him before grabbing both my wrists and slamming them painfully to the wall, making me wince.
"Or we could skip the date and you'd allow me to take you right here, right now" he said, his hands going up my sweater.
"Help!" I tried screaming but he quickly clasped his hand around my mouth before saying "If you make a sound, it'll only get more scary". He gave a sinister smile at the end which had me nodding in obedience and fear.
Tears were streaming from my eyes as I mentally scolded myself for leaving home in the dark by myself without my parents knowledge. Now I was in big trouble and no one was coming to help me.
Just as he was zipping down my onesie through my sweater, he was suddenly dragged off me and my weak legs couldn't take it anymore. I sat on the floor in fetal position, holding my legs up to my chin while silently crying.
Through my tears, I could see a huge figure endlessly punching the struggling cashier. It went on until the cashier wasn't struggling anymore, neither was he moving.
The figure got up and turned around to face me. I instantly avoided looking in his direction in case he wanted to do the same to me. Or worse, do both same things to me. I hoped neither as I kept my head down.
It was quiet, only my sniffling could be heard, and soon enough, calm footsteps joined in. The figure was walking towards me. I still kept my head down as I heard him stand in front me before bending to my height on the floor.
I would have still kept my head down cause I didn't want curiosity to kill me like it did with the poor cat, but the figure used it's hand to gently lift my crying face towards it. Then I realised that the figure was a man. A really handsome man at that.
He had jet black hair, thick eyebrows, the bluest of eyes and tanned skin. He also had piercings on both ears and his face. He was wearing a hoodie but I could tell that he worked out regularly.
I blushed slightly at my thoughts and it only formed deeper as his blue gaze penetrated my green eyes as a blush formed on my face. He's so good looking. My cheeks were on fire as I looked away. Well, tried to as he held my chin in place.
"Are you alright?" He asked. He had a deep baritone voice which, I'm to embarrassed to say, made me feel all weird inside, but in a good way this time.
He rose a pierced brow at me when I didn't answer, resulting in me nodding my head vigorously.
"Are you sure?" He asked with his raised brow, still holding my chin in his hand.
I nodded again.
"I'm fine" I managed to say, not waning to talk any further. I was still scared, scared that he might do the same.
Thankfully he believed me and let go of my chin and stood up to his full height. This guy was TALL.
I was still on the floor, my arms wrapped around me, still having the uncomfortable feeling of the guy's hands touching me.
"You said you were alright" he slightly growled out.
"I'm sorry" I said while avoiding his eyes.
"Why are you apologising?" He asked with confusion.
I paused before shrugging. "I don't know." I truthfully said. At that point, I didn't know what to think anymore.
"Can you stand?" He asked again, to which I shook my head. My legs had grown extremely weak due to the surprise attack. Walking home would be a problem.
He held out his hand for me take. I looked at his hand unsurely before looking up at him.
"I promise, I won't do anything to you. I'm not like that guy" he said with a slight chuckle.
I narrowed my eyes at him. He could be lying.
"Pinky promise?" I asked with a serious look.
He raised his eyebrows at me in confusion leading me to give a small giggle.
"A pinky promise is more serious than a promise. You can never ever break it unless you want your finger to be chopped off" I said.
He laughed a bit at my explanation before nodding in agreement with me.
"I pinky promise I won't do anything to you, so you can take my hand" he said with smile. It didn't look anything like the smile the cashier gave me, this one looked kind and sincere.
After letting out a small breath, I took his hand and he gently pulled me up to my feet. As soon as he did, I unknowingly hugged his torso and buried my face in his chest, seeking comfort. He was surprised at first at the sudden movement, but he didn't take time to hug me back.
As we were hugging, I suddenly remembered something.
"My ice cream" I softly said with my face still in his chest.
He seemed to hear me cause he pulled away to look at me.
"What?" He asked.
"My ice cream" I said again while pointing at the now broken and melted cookie dough ice cream.
"I bought it to eat but then he happened" I softly pouted as he looked at the unconscious cashier in disgust.
"Shall I get another one for you?" He asked.
"No, it's okay" I shook my head. "I don't have any more cash to pay anyways" I added with a soft sigh.
"Who said you were paying for it?" He asked with a frown.
I looked up at him in alarm. "What? No! I can't allow you to do that for me" I said with wide eyes.
"I can buy it another time" I added.
He ignored me walked down to the ice cream freezer before returning with a chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. He then bagged it himself and threw some money on the counter before holding out the bag to me.
I would have still protested at his kind action but I really did want some ice cream and the look he was giving me held no room for me to argue. I just took it with a soft blush and said a soft thank you in return but in my head, I was doing my happy dance.
"Where do you live?" He asked me all of a sudden.
I looked at him before debating in my head whether I should tell him where I lived or not. He could be a stalker or a bad guy, but he did save me, he would have done the same if he was one. I thought to myself while unconsciously biting my lip.
"I'm not a bad guy" he chuckled. "I pinky promised you that I wouldn't do anything to you didn't I?" He said.
I nodded with a giggle. "Yes you did" I said before telling him where I lived.
He nodded after receiving the information and held his hand out for me to take. Which I did and he laced his fingers with mine which made me blush lightly. I've been doing so around him for quite a while now. His hand was way bigger than my small hand. Very embarrassing small baby hands I have.
He gave a small chuckle, causing me to look up at him. He shook his head before leading me out of the store and to my home. As we were leaving the store, I took a glimpse of the still unconscious cashier before nothing how bloodied his face looked. At that point, I wondered if he was still alive.
"Is he gonna be okay?" I asked as we were on the street.
"Is who gonna be okay?' He asked me back.
"The cashier" I said before he tightened his hand around mine. "I think you might have hurt him too much" I softly added.
He didn't say anything back, maybe he didn't hear me or he was ignoring me.
I decided to drop it in case he was gonna get angry with me.
"Thank you for saving me" I whispered, noticing that I never really gave him a proper thank you.
"No problem" he said before lightly rubbing the back of my hand with his thumb.
I giggled lightly before arriving at my neighborhood and seeing my house in a distance.
I gave a slight prayer in my head, hoping my parents weren't home yet. They would be mad if knowing that I left the house during the dark and even be worse if I returned home with a boy.
My prayer was answered when I saw their cars weren't in the driveway. Yay! I did my happy dance in my head.
We arrived at my house but surprisingly, he didn't want to let go of my hand. Which I wasn't complaining and was completely okay with. I didn't want to let go of his hand either.
"What's your name?" He asked me.
Oh. That's right. I hadn't asked for his name, and neither had I told him mine. I blushed at my awkward self.
"It's Lillian, but you can call me Lilly" I said while giving him a grin.
He gave me a smile in return before saying "I'm Gabriel". "Would you mind handing me your phone for a bit?" He added.
"Okay" I said before pulling my phone out of my small purse and handing it to him. I made sure to unlock it before giving it to him first.
He took it and inserted his number, saving his number with his name and sending a message to himself before giving it back to me. I gave a small squeal before doing my happy dance in my head. I finally have a friend.
He took my hand before kissing the back of it and saying "Well Lillian, I hope you have a goodnight and I hope to see you again later?" He asked. I just nodded, my cheeks red from his sudden action, which he smiled at.
"Lock your doors okay?" He ensured, making me nod my head again.
"Bye then" he waved softly at me before turning the opposite direction and walking away before stopping and turning back.
He pointed to my door after noticing that I still hadn't gone in, which I then did and looked through the window to watch him leave.
Following his orders, I locked my doors, double checking after I had done that and went upstairs. I quickly jumped on my bed with my ice cream, ready to munch on, thinking of all that happened a few moments ago.
So in summary, I left the house after dark to get some ice cream, which led me to almost be raped. Then I was saved by a guy and now he's my friend. I giggled at the last part. After a few spoons of rush eating, I got a serious brain freeze and decided that I'd had enough and was going to bed.
My parents had their own keys so they could unlock the door on their own.
With the song "Just one day" by BTS softly playing in the background, I soon went off to dreamland.