I'm Strong From What They Made Me

1.1K 17 2

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated so here’s a new chapter and I hope you guys enjoy it <3

                It’s been three months since my incident and therapy has been going really well.  My relationship with Ashley has been wonderful and Becca and I graduate tomorrow.  The guys wanted to throw a graduation party for me and Becca and I really didn’t want one, just wanted to have a nice dinner together but Becca wouldn’t shut up about it so I gave in and agreed to it.  Everybody was sitting in Becca’s living room planning the party and making the guest list. “So who are we inviting to this shindig?” Ashley asked stretching. “Asking Alexandria, Avenged Sevenfold, Blood On The Dancefloor and Becca and I are inviting a few of our friends from school.” I said writing the names down.  “Ok what about parents?” Andy asked. “Stella and I are having dinner with my parents this weekend so we don’t have to worry about them.”Becca said getting up to grab a soda. “And what about your parents Stella?” Jake asked me. “Oh um well its long story.” I said looking down. “Stella you don’t have to explain what happened.” Becca said giving me a small hug. “No I want to. I was gonna tell them soon anyway.” I said giving her a small smile.  “Well 5 years ago my mom had cancer. It was really out of the blue when we found out that she had it. We thought that she was gonna pull through but she got worse and worse. She ended up dying 3 weeks after she was diagnosed. As for my dad, he became abusive and he got really bad. He used to hit me, make threats, the whole 9 yards, and one day I couldn’t take it so I ended up moving in with Becca and her family and they treated me like I was their daughter and Becca and I are like sisters and my dad ended up going to jail for it.”  I said finishing up my story. “I’m so sorry that happened to you babe. You must miss your mom every day.” Ashley said hugging me. “ “I do but I wear this angel necklace that she gave me for my 18th birthday so it’s like I have a little piece of her with me.” I said showing it off.  I think the guys understood me more after my story and it felt good to tell them something that I was holding in for all these years.

The next day was graduation. After spending all these years working my ass off to get my degree in theatre, I finally made it. I quickly put on my gown and grabbed my cap and purse and met everybody else downstairs. “I’m so proud of us! I can’t believe we made it!” Becca said hugging me. “I know! Becca thanks for everything you have done for me all these years. If it wasn’t for you, I don’t know if I would even make it.” I said tearing up. “Stella don’t cry. You’re gonna ruin your makeup.” Becca said fixing my eye makeup. We all got in the car and headed to graduation. Everybody was there and I looked over at Ashley and he had the biggest grin on his face. “Stella Michelle James” the principal called me. As I made my way across stage, I had the biggest smile on my face with tears in my eyes. I could hear Ashley and the rest of the guys cheering for me and I looked over and saw them giving me a standing ovation and I think CC was making a face at me but I couldn’t tell. A few moments letter Becca got her diploma and it was official that we were both graduates. That night was our big graduation party at my house and it was pretty fun. I loved that I was surrounded by people that loved me and that I finally graduated college and I was ready to take on the world. “Stella I’m really really proud of you and I know for a fact that your mom would be proud of you too.” Ashley said kissing my forehead. “Thanks babe. It really meant a lot to me and Becca that you guys showed up yet alone throw us this party.” I said smiling at my gorgeous boyfriend. Ashley was perfect. He was funny, smart, talented, incredibly sexy, but most importantly, he loved me and that’s what matters to me I never knew what real love was like until I met him.  He showed me what love was like and how I should be treated. He brought me flowers for no apparent reason, he even made me soup and brought over my favorite movie and watched it with me and took care of me when I was stuck at home with the flu. A lot of girls I’m sure say they have the best boyfriend, but I knew for a fact that I have the best boyfriend, and I wouldn’t want to trade him for the world.

                A few days letter Becca and I were having dinner with Becca’s parents. I loved them like they were my own parents and they have done so much for me. “So Becca tells me you’re dating Ashley? How’s that going?” Mrs. Parker asked me. “Oh it’s going great actually. We have been dating for 5 months and he’s perfect. I know people say never date a rockstar but he’s different than the rest. He loves me and he has even given up his playboy lifestyle for me and I appreciate that.” I said smiling. “Well I want you to know that we are so proud of you and Becca. I know that you have been through a lot with your mom dying and having your dad arrested for abuse Stella, but you have become a very strong young woman. We love you both and never forget that.” Mr. Parker said smiling at us with tears in his eyes. “Thanks dad we love you too.” Becca said wiping her eyes.  Now that I graduated college, I could focus on working, my friends and of course Ashley. I knew that I wanted to be with him for the rest of my life, and something deep inside told me he felt the same way.

My ideas for this story is slowing down so there may be a few more chapters left in this story and I may write a sequel to it but I’m not sure. Oh and check out my first story in the Watty Awards called My Heart Is Always With You. It’s an Avenged Sevenfold story and I want it to get a lot of reads and comments and votes so help me out! Thanks and whoever comments first again will get the next chapter dedicated to them! XOXO, Kristan 

Purdy Love(A Ashley Purdy Love Story)Read this story for FREE!