You ran out of the house, you're older brother chasing you with a bottle in one and and a clenched fist in the other. This was your home life. Your parents had died a while ago and you had to live with your brother, who was an alcoholic and when he was drinking. He got really violent. You were putting away the dishes and he was standing in the way of the pantry where the bowl you had belonged. "(Y/b/n), would you please move? I need to put this bowl away." You said in a soft voice. "I'M STANDING HERE! DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!" He yelled and you tried to push through him to get to the pantry. Next thing you knew, you were laying on the ground and your face was stinging. He had punched you. You stood up and ran out.
You could only think of one place to go, the vacant lot. You walked there as it started to get darker out. You were in shorts and a T-shirt and it was the beginning of March. You walked into the lot and noticed someone sitting by a fire. You walked over and they flinched. "Mind if I join you?" You smiled and sat down. "Aren't ya cold?" The guy practically whispered. "I'm freezin'!" You said, while shivering. The guy stood up and took off his jacket and gave it to you. "Thank you." You put it on. "What's your name?" You looked at him. He was really shy looking and he had a scar on his cheek. He wasn't too bad looking either. "Johnny." He whispered. "I'm (y/n)." You looked at him and he smiled. "What're you doin' here so late?" Johnny asked. "My brother hit me." You sighed. "My old man hit me too." Johnny said and said beside you. "Yea, you got a black eye, shoot, he musta hit ya pretty hard." He said and you nod.
"If you want, I'll stay here with you, we can stay here and be safe." Johnny said. You agreed and rested your head on his shoulder for warmth.
You guys stayed in the lot all night long talking about literally everything. He told you about how his dad was a drunk and then you told him your brother was the same. he talked about his friends and a bunch of other things that took your mind off of what happened earlier. Johnny was a sweetie! In the morning, he walked you home and made sure that your brother wasn't there so you'd be safe. "Hey (y/n), do you wanna go to the Nightly Double with me tonight?" He asked nervously. "Of course Johnny!" You smiled and kissed his cheek before you went inside. You watched a very happy Johnny fist pump the air and go running up the street.