I woke up by the sound of the front door slamming. I looked at my wrists. The bleeding stopped and i quickly rolled my sleeve down. I walked downstairs, afraid to face my dad. My dad didn't notice me coming in and when he turned around i looked straight in his eyes. "Oh hello Laura!" he said. What? he didn't swear at me? He didn't hit me? "Uhm hi..." i said. I am more confused than ever. He never said hi to me and he never acted like that. "How was your day?" he asked as he sat down the couch. I didn't knew what to say. I couldn't believe it. "Umm great... and yours?" i asked. The words barely came out of my mouth. "Great! Why that confused face?" he asked. My mouth opened by itself. "Y-you're suddenly so nice and in the morning you did this!" i said and i pointed at my neck. My father's face went white and i saw tears in his eyes. "Oh honey did i really do that?!" he asked and he came up to me and hugged me. I didn't know what to do. Hug him back? Run away? He kissed my cheek and hugged me once more. I didn't wanted to hug him. I hate him. I got out of his grip and slowly walked backwards. Something didn't feel right. He's never nice to me. "Laura why are you walking away?" He said and he followed me. "Go away" i whispered. "Oh Laura don't be so scared" he said. The tone in his voice sounded evil.
"GO AWAY!!" I screamed and i ran to my room. "Laura come here!" He shouted and he ran towards my room. I quickly locked it and walked towards my bed. I looked around my room what can i do?! I walked towards my window but i couldn't escape from there. I quickly grabbed my hockeystick and i prepared myself for my father. "Laura if you don't open the door right now i will open it!!" i heard my dad shout. I was ready to fight. "Laura i'm coming!!" and when he finished his sentence the door slammed open. The door slammed against my head and everything went blank.
I opened my eyes. The world is turning. I can't focus. I open my eyes again but it's like they are glued together. When my eyes get used to the light i look around. I'm in my room on my bed. I look around. My dad is nowhere to be found. Wait a minute... I'm naked and.. I HAVE BRUISES ALL OVER MY BODY?! My world was spinning and I didn't know what to do i felt lost. My mind was a mess. What happened?? I need to know what exactly happened! I can't go back to this psycho! This is insane! But where can I go? There's no one here! I thought of Mark. Maybe I could go to his place? I quickly put on my clothes and run outside towards Mark's flat. I rang his doorbell and there stood he. "Hey Laura! Are you okay?" he said as he saw my scared face. I didn't know what to say. "Come in, what's wrong?" he asked again. I got inside still being speechless. When he turned to face me i couldn't help but hug him. He hugged me back and for the first time in years i felt safe. In Mark's arms i'm save. I didn't want the hug to stop. He gently pulled away and walked with me to his couch. We both sat down. "Please tell me what's wrong Laura i care about you and i love you" Mark said. I shivered. Nobody ever said that to me. I suddenly smile and hold myself close to Mark. Mark had his arms around me. "I need to show you something" i said. I sigh and slowly roll up my sleeve. I can't believe I'm showing this to him. What's happening to me?
He follows my movements and the moment he sees my wrists he hugs me again. "Don't worry Laura, everything will be okay" he said and he rubbed my back with his strong hands. I hugged him back and looked in his eyes. He looked in mine and for a moment if felt like there was something special between us. I broke our eyecontact and i looked down. I was so in love with him but my brain still can't register what happened with my dad.
After two hours of talking to Mark and feeling safe it was time to go home. Mark asked me several times if i wanted to stay at his place but i didn't wanted to run away from my fear. I didn't feel all alone anymore. I have Mark and he loves me. I thought to myself. Me and Mark said goodbye and made my way towards my home. I found my dad sleeping on the couch. Hateful thoughts invaded my mind. I could easily beat him up too like that. Asshole. I tried to calm my thoughts and i decided to sleep in the bathroom since it had a lock and since he broke my door. I grabbed my pillow and blanket and layed down on the cold hard floor. It wasn't really comfortable but at least my dad couldn't come in. I slowly fell asleep and for the first time i didn't had a nightmare. I dreamed about Mark and his beautiful eyes. When i woke up i felt happy and loved by him. I slowly walked downstairs and saw that my dad was already gone. I sighed in relieve and made breakfast. Suddenly my doorbell rang and i looked out the window to see who it was. IT IS MARK!! I think and i start jumping around.
I open the door and there stood he. The person who truly loves me. Or at least, I think he does. I hug him and let him in. I'm not sure if he likes me back but at least he's loyal and honest with me. "I just wanted to say hi to you and i need to tell you something" He said. My heart started beating faster. Will he ask me to be his girlfriend?? No, that's way too fast.
I nod and he looks at the ground and then back at my eyes. Mark sighs.
"I will be away for two weeks.".