I walk out of the room and see the police putting hand cuffs on Rachel. Good. I felt so bad for Peyton. She was so lovely and she didn't deserve any of this.
"Hello sir. Have you witnessed any of this?" The officer asked me.
"Yes, she hit a young girl, multiple times."
"Ok what did she do?"
"She grabbed her wrists which are injured. She punched her in the stomach. She called her a bunch of vulgar things. And yeah, terrible things. And apparently it's been going on for years."
"Where's the girl now?"
"Uh she's in that room. What are you going to do with her?"
"Well, she has no family so we'll be putting her in another foster home."
"Oh ok, I can tell her. You can wait out here if you want." I say.
I head in the room and see Peyton fast asleep. It hurt me to think what she's been through.
"Peyton, wake up." I say quietly.
She fluttered her eyes and sat up.
"Good news, they arrested Rachel. You're going to a new foster home."
Her facial expression didn't change.
"Isn't that good news?" I ask.
"Rachel getting arrested is good but not the new foster home part. I'm scared. What if they're like Rachel?"
A tear slid down her cheek. She was so scared. She really didn't deserve any of this. I didn't want any one ever hurting her again. Never. I wipe the tear off her cheek and sigh.
"I'll be right back."
I walk out the room and calls Lindsey.
"Where are you? You were supposed to go to the hospital to talk to Dr. Webber about Bandit. It sure doesn't take three hours to do that." Lindsey says irritated.
"There was this girl and her foster mom was hitting her. We got social services over here and then the police and they arrested the woman. I don't know what to do about the girl though. The police say she's going to another foster home but she's scared. She doesn't want to go."
"Oh my god. Is she okay?"
"No she's not." I say, trying to sound as upset as possible.
"What are you saying here Gerard?"
"You know how we were thinking of adopting so Bandit can have a big sister? Why don't we adopt her? Please. Pretty please." I beg.
"Gerard, you hardly know the girl."
"I've connected with her so much Lindsey. She's perfect. She's so sweet, funny, and she loves MCR and MSI. Cmon please."
"I need to meet her first."
"Okay come to the hospital, I'll meet you outside."
I go outside and wait for Lindsay and Bandit. When they pull up I smile and go and pick up B.
"Am I getting a big sister?" Bandit asks.
"Maybe." I smile and kiss her on the cheek.
We walk into the hospital and go to the room Peyton was in.
Her face dropped when we walked in.