Chapter One (Change Is Good?!)

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I just sat there on our soft sofa, and let my father's shocking news sink in. My eyes were like saucers, my mouth was hanging open, and I was in utter shock.

"W-What?" I asked, my voice weak. My legs and hands were trembling, and tears were threatening to spill. I couldn't believe this...

"I am getting remarried... I know I should have told you earlier, but I could never find the right moment..." My father said fiddling with his hands.

"B-But Dad how could you... You and Crystal have only been dating for half a year..." I couldn't look him in the eyes as I croaked those words out. Crystal was my Dad's girlfriend, and I hated her with a passion. They have been going out for half a year, and they were taking things way to fast.

"Well, yes... But we share something special honey... I'm begging you to understand!" My Dad pleaded, grasping my hands.

I quickly yanked my hands away, and stepped away from the man I call my father. "I wonder if that's the same thing you told Mom! What would she say huh?!" I yelled angrily, the tears starting to spill.

My father looked at me sternly, but I saw a hint of hurt in his eyes. "I love your mother Aubrey, and I always will, but don't you think its about time we leave the past behind us and move on with our lives?"

I just looked at my father with hatred burning inside me. How could he say that?

The rest of my family said the exact same thing, and I would feel the weight of their words like boulders on my heart whenever they did.

But how could I? How could I just move on, move on from not only the haunting memories of her murder, but the good memories I had with her before she died too? And despite everything, I don't want to forget!

My father sighed heavily, and rubbed his temples. "Crystal makes me very happy, and I haven't been happy for a long time... Just please don't make a big deal out of this!"

"A big deal out of this?! Dad, your getting married to a complete STRANGER! How could you?! You barely even know her! What if she is crazy or something?!" I yelled at him, throwing my hands up into the air frustrated.

"Crystal is NOT crazy! You will not speak about her in such a tone ever again, am I clear?!" My father yelled back at me. I didn't care though, I will stand my ground no matter what!

"No, we are not! And you definitely aren't! What's wrong with you Dad?!" I yelled back at him.

"I'm actually allowing myself to be happy! But your too selfish to let anyone around you be happy!" My father turned his back to me, and looked out of the living room window.

I gritted my teeth and glared at him. "Just because she's rich and her plastic surgery has gone well doesn't mean she is 'the love of your life'! That was Mom, your just being stupid and looking for a bimbo to keep you company!"

"Crystal never gotten plastic surgery, and you know it! And I dont care how rich she is! Oh, and I've got news that will make you even more happy! We are moving into a new house right away! And guess what! Crystal and her two sons are going to be living there WITH us!" My father turned around while yelling at me.

My eyes widened, and I was even more angry. "She already has two sons?! Well thats a shocker considering she is a complete whore! And we are moving?! Oh, this is just great! Not only do you want to leave Mom completely behind, you want to leave her perfect dream house behind too!" I screamed at him.

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