Chapter One: How It Started
***Saturday, May 17th, 2014 10:25PM***
' I should've never come here '
But it was way too late for that...
What Madelynn saw in Chris, only God himself knows. All he ever did was play with her heart.
And this time, he took it way too far.
Madelynn was a good girl, did well in school.
Had lots of friends.
She had a bubbling personality that people just genuinely liked.
She was never a trouble maker.
He changed that...
He made her do things she'd never done before.
Currently, Madelynn was drunk out of her mind at a party. Dancing around recklessly with her friends.
She barely knew what was happening, she was completely wasted.
And Chris knew this and used that to his advantage. He watched as she swayed with the music playing. Chris liked Madelynn a lot, but he was always afraid to let her in. Scared to show her, his true self.
Madelynn's friends, Olivia & Andie, walked off for more drinks leaving Madelynn on the dance floor alone.
Without a care in the world, her body just moving along with the rhythm of the music playing.
Her long caramel brown hair flowing in curls down her back, as she swayed back and forth.
Suddenly someone bumped into Madelynn pretty hard, and she started to fumble & fall.
But was caught by her forearms before completely tumbling over.
She felt chills run up and down her spine.
" I'm so sorry. I wasn't watch-...," Madelynn began, but stopped.
She had bumped into Chris, the last person she needed to see or be around right now.
But he was the exact person she wanted right now.
The last time she'd seen him, he was with another girl. After promising he'd never hurt her if she'd just give him a chance.
But there was just something about Chris that pulled Madelynn in.
She liked everything about him.
But nothing about him was good for her.
He only ever played mind games with her heart, and it was like a fun never-ending game to him. Because Madelynn could never walk away.
" No apologies needed gorgeous. Do you want help..?," he asked, giving her that million-dollar smile and letting go of her arms.
Knowingly winning her over, more.
His blue eyes shining brighter than usual, they were a deeper blue like the ocean itself.
" I'm okay, I didn't think you'd be here tonight...," Madelynn slurred.
She started to fumble backward, but Chris was quick to wrap his arms around her waist. Keeping her from falling.
Her body shivered from his touch, as he grinned.
" Well, I guess you're lucky I'm here to catch you then..."
Madelynn knew deep down that he wasn't good for her, that she needed to move on.
That he was just going to play her, like every time before.
But she couldn't,
she couldn't let go of this boy.
He had her wrapped around his finger.
She'd do anything for him while getting absolutely nothing in return.
And he knew it,
he didn't know why Madelynn wanted him.
Or why she always came back.
He didn't care.
Chris only wanted to have his fun,
then he'd be done with her.
Like every time before.
And after everything his done, you'd think she would be done. But she cared too much for him. But yet, she can't figure out why she cares so much for this dick bag.
" Sorry, I didn't mean t-," Madelynn started to apologize, and stand up. Pushing his hands off her.
But Chris stopped her mid-sentence,
taking one hand to push her hair behind her ear while shushing her.
" It's okay Madelynn..."
Then wrapping his arm around her waist and pulling her closer, so his lips were at her ear as he whispered.
" Why don't we go somewhere quieter...? "
Madelynn didn't say a word, only nodded. Her whole body paralyzed, and under Chris's control.
***Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 2:52PM***
" So tell me a bit about yourself? What's your full name, age, how many siblings,
parents relationship, etc.. just easy stuff for now. So I can get to know you more. Okay..? "
Madelynn nodded understandably, her long blonde hair flowing against her back in a ponytail. she folded her hands on her lap to keep from fidgeting too much. Her brown eyes looking at anything, but Miss Richardson.
" ... My name is Madelynn Reid, I'm 19 years old,
I have one younger brother, Bruce,
who lives with my dad. And a younger sister, Scarlett, who I share an apartment with... I'm from Loganville, which is a small town in Atlanta Georgia. "
" Oh wow, this must be a big adjustment for you and your family then. moving from Georgia, all the way to Billings, Montana."
" Yeah, it's been a big adjustment. But we've all been handling it well.
" Are your parents together..? or.... divorced....?," Miss Richardson asks.
" ... Yes, my mother moved to Tennessee with her new boyfriend almost a year ago.
And my dad got full custody of my siblings. "
" You said you live with your sister, Scarlett? "
" Yes, we live in a small two-bedroom apartment downtown near a cafe I work part-time at...," Madelynn answered.
" Does your sister work? "
" Yes, she has a part-time job at a daycare center and goes to college at Montana State University for social work. "
" I see, and your relationship with your father is good? "
" Well, I talk with him daily now.
Growing up he wasn't around much. He left my mom when she first found out she was pregnant with me... He came back a few months before she gave birth. He knows he wasn't the best father, but he's trying to make up for it now... I don't speak to my mother often... our relationship has fallen apart over the last few years before she moved... I haven't heard from her since she moved... "
" Okay..," Miss Richardson said, she kept writing in her notebook.
Her bright red hair pulled back in a high ponytail, her green nails clicking against her pen.
And her bright emerald eyes watching as she writes.
Madelynn was feeling a little uneasy, as Miss Richardson continued to write.
She'd never gone to a therapist before.
But her father and sister insisted she'd talk with someone, to cope with everything.
Last few years Madelynn had been like a zombie. Drinking and smoking every chance she got, even going to work half drunk/buzzed.
Over the years Madelynn had lost touch with everyone. She'd only socialize with family, and occasionally friends. But only if they reached out first. She'd completely lost herself. Both her dad and sister are extremely worried about Madelynn.
But Madelynn is only doing what she can to cope.
She hated to admit it to anyone because she couldn't admit it to herself.
But she missed Chris...
Chris had ruined her whole being, and he had no idea how bad.
Suddenly Miss Richardson closes her notebook and put it aside while sitting up and at the edge of her chair.
" Okay, first things first. I want you to know this is a safe place, okay? Whatever you want to talk about will not be talked about outside of this room. I will not speak about it with anyone else unless otherwise approved by you first. Anything you ever tell me will stay between us. Okay? I need you to understand that you can trust me. My purpose is to help you the best I can through these issues. ," Miss Richardson says, giving me her full undivided attention.
" I understand...," Madelynn said, as she nodded.
" Okay, begin with whatever you'd like to discuss first... "
" Okay, I guess... we could start with what happened the night of the party..."
***Saturday, May 17th, 2014 10:32PM***
Chris had lead Madelynn down the hall to an empty room. She had gone completely mute, unable to argue not to go with him.
Madelynn walked in taking a seat on the bed, as Chris closed the door behind them.
Then turning around and watching as Madelynn sat looking around the room.
Chris's eyes ran over Madelynn's body, taking every inch of her in. She was breath taking.
' but a bet is a bet ... I hope she doesn't hate me after.. ' he thought.
She took in the somewhat messy room, With empty pop cans here & there.
Dirty laundry laying on the floor instead of in the hamper. Posters on the walls from different action films.
Her vision started to get blurred as she tried to focus.
' Damn, she's so sexy... ' he thought while biting his lip while watching Madelynn's actions.
" So what are we doing back here? This isn't as exciting as the party... whose room is this anyway? ," Madelynn asked, rambling on and finally finding her voice.
" well, this is my room..," Chris answered while walking over to take a seat next to her.
Madelynn suddenly got super flustered, and couldn't stop looking at her fidgeting hands in her lap. Chris put his hand over her hands trying to soothe her.
" Madelynn...," Chris whispered, leaning in to kiss her neck.
She leaned into him at first, loving the feeling.
He pulled back looking in her eyes.
" What's wrong..?" she asked.
Chris shook his head as to clear his thoughts, and then suddenly kissed Madelynn.
After years of Chris messing with Madelynn, he'd finally kissed her. After five years of "talking" on and off. He'd finally done it.
But why did it feel so wrong and right at the same time? Madelynn knew Chris was bad news, but part of Madelynn believed she could change him.
' He's just playing you... he doesn't actually want you.. this is just a fling. He's just having fun. ' Madelynn's mind was going crazy with thoughts.
' he doesn't need you, nor does he care ... you need to leave... NOW '
Suddenly she pulled away from him, unable to handle the thoughts running through her mind.
" .. H-hey, why don't we go back to the party... my friends are gonna wonder where I am... I should be leaving soon anyway...," Madelynn protested, as she tried to rush over to the door suddenly.
But as she stood up to fast, she suddenly felt very dizzy & nauseous. The alcohol she had consumed catching up to her.
" Woah, Madelynn are you okay..?," Chris asked concerned.
" ... I think I need to lay down...," Madelynn says, breathlessly.
" It's okay, come here..."
Chris picked Madelynn up and laid her on the bed.
He continued to kiss her neck and attempted to kiss her lips again.
" ... Please stop...," Madelynn protested against him, but couldn't fight him off.
" Come on, you can't tease me like that baby...," Chris said, kissing up on her neck again.
Madelynn's head was spinning and the room was growing dark.
The reality slipping from her, the alcohol making it hard to stay awake any longer.
" Come on baby, you're so hot...," Chris says, as he continued kissing a bit down her chest.
" ... No... ," Madelynn whispered, she was too tired to push him off her.
He proceeded to unbutton her top, as Madelynn struggled to stay awake. She faded in and out.
' I should've never come here ... '
everything went dark...
***Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 3:45PM***
" To this day I don't completely remember what exactly happened that night after I tried to leave... I asked Chris, but all he says is that we made out for a while... and then fell asleep together...," Madelynn explained, her eyes getting watery.
" I've never told anyone, because who would believe my word over his? He's a good guy.. or so I thought... he wouldn't, couldn't... "
She never trusted anyone to tell this to before. Tears threaten to drop from her eyes, as she watched Miss Richardson's reactions.
" Do you really believe Chris did something..?," Miss Richardson questioned, her face shocked and horrified.
" Yes... I believe Chris Greenwood took advantage of me that night," Madelynn answered, tears dropping free from her eyes.