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Two months had past and I sware, it was the THE WORST two months in my entire life. I was being treated worse than a dog. My aunt's hatred grew stronger every day. She made it sure that I never left my room and hardly ever ate and if she did feed me, it was some disgusting inedible substance. I grew weak because of the lack of food and was sick often. Auntie would become worried, which always shocked because you'd think if you didn't want someone to become sick you'd take better care of them but I guess she thought differently. She would give me well cooked meals and pamper me with long baths and delicious delicacies. Only then I experienced the joys of the rich life. Sometimes I would fake sick just to get an extra feel of kindness.
I sat balled up in a corner of my room trying my best to fight tears from flowing from my eyes. I was tired of crying. My eyes hurt and were red and my cheeks were stained with last night's tears. I smelt awful since I hadn't had a shower for weeks. I didn't think I could live like this any more. All this torment was driving me crazy! I held my necklace in my hand and stared at it. Mom had given it to me the last day I saw her. Slowly I began to remember that day.
Tyler had picked me up from school. Usually my mother would but when I walked out of the school gates Tyler was awaiting me.
"What are you doing here?" I asked looking at her confused.
"Your mom asked me to meet you. What, you're not glad to see your cousin?" She said hugging me.
"No, sorry I was just expecting mom that's all" I said hugging her back. We started walking towards home. Tyler didn't have a car so we had no choice. I didn't mind though. We talked about random stuff like boys, movies, life and I even told her about the necklace mom had given me earlier that morning, but after a while we ran out of things to talk about which was weird because we never ran out of things to say. We finally stopped in front my house and I looked at Tyler. She was staring into space and seemed to have zoned out. She looked worried.
"You okay Tyler?" I questioned touching her on her shoulder.
"No Els I'm not"
"Talk to me T, you know you can tell me anything. What' wrong? Something bad happened to you?"
"No Ella, worse." She looked me in the eyes. Her eyes were filled with sorrow and pity. "Ella, your family is gone."
"Gone?" I said she, not sure what she meant.
"Dead Ella, dead."
My whole world came crashing down. What did she mean they were dead? I'd seen them just this morning before I left for school. They were alive just this morning! They couldn't possibly be dead! She told me they had gotten into an accident. They were killed at once.
Unfortunately my day didn't stop getting worse. I found an eviction notice on our house that was warning that I had twenty-one days to leave. I couldn't have been more stressed. Tyler had to call up what ever family members we had and find me a place to stay, but only my aunt agreed to take me in. Within a few days auntie had sent her driver and now here I was. I didn't even get to have a funeral for my family's, but it's not like we could have afforded it any way..
I heard my door screech and I turned my head towards it. Tonia came in and closed the door quickly. She had a tray in her hands. She rest it down near my feet and knelt down beside me. Slowly she dipped a rag in a bowl of water, squeezed it, and rest it on my forehead. She mumbled something under her breath but I didn't hear what she said. She looked really worried.
"What are you doing?" I said. I didn't want her to get in trouble. If auntie found out she was doing this she'd be in deep trouble.
"Don't speak your weak. Here," she said handing me a plate of scrambled eggs. I stuffed it into my mouth while Tonia tended to me, wiping my face and arms carefully. I hadn't realised how hungry I was until then. I finished my meal in no time and Tonia took my late away from me.
"Come on get up let's hurry and get you washed up."
"Tonia won't you get in trouble for this?"
"Shhh child an co__" -she was interrupted by a scream from out side.
"Shape-shifters!" Someone screamed. Tonia became serious and began clearing up the plates quickly.
"Where is your bag?" She asked hastily. I pointed to my book bag across the room. She grabbed it up and started shoving clothes into my bag.