Tyler dropped me off at the house turning to look at me. “Will you need me to pick you up later?” He asked as I got out of the car.

“No, I should be good. You want me to bring anything?” I asked AJ as I closed the door.

“Nope. Just show up. I was thinking a movie night.” She smiled as Tyler groaned loudly making me laugh.

“Not another chick flick night. I can’t handle another.” I patted Tyler’s hand.

“You’ll be alright.” He gave me a look making me tap his cheek. “Poor baby.” I pouted at him before turning around as AJ laughed.

“I’ll see you later.” AJ called through the window as I walked to the house.

“Annie!” Matty called running up to me hugging my legs.

“Hey Bud.” I walked through the door to see my Mother sitting at the dinner table reading the newspaper.  She glared at me from over the paper as I took Matty’s hand.

“Will you put a movie on for me?” Matty asked looking up at me.

“Sure come on.” I took him into my room and sat him on the bed. “What do you want, Sweetheart?” He lay back on my comforter and looked at me pouting.

“Power Rangers!” He cried out crossing his arms over his chest.

“Alright, let me get it.” I walked out of the room to get the movie when I was pushes against the wall.

“What do you think you’re doing?” My mother glared at me.

“I’m getting Matty his movie. There’s nothing bad about that.” She smacked me and grabbed both of my wrists tightly in hers. I looked down at them in fear. It’s not the first time I’ve been in this position. The last time though I came out with a broken wrist. She might look small and fragile but she isn’t. She’s evil and sadistic.

“Don’t you dare sass me you waste of space. I’m getting really sick of all this. You are going to stop all this bull shit.” She squeezed tighter making my knees shake as I fought to pull my wrists out of her iron grip.

“Let go.” I muttered as she moved my arms up to my neck.

“You are going to get just what you-” She glared at the door as we heard a key going in.

“I’m not done with you.” She shoved my hands into my face as Danny came into the house.

“Hey Baby.” He called staring at us as she let go of me to go shove her boobs into his face. I rubbed at my sore wrists as Danny stared at me hugging my mother. I shook my head and got Matty his movie before going back into my room. He was lying back on my pillows staring at the door clutching onto my blanket.

“Here you go, Sweetheart.” I said pressing play as the movie started to play. He stared at me. I ruffled his hair making him smile at me. “Enjoy. I’ll see you tomorrow.” I picked up my bag and shoved a pair of pajamas into my bag. I picked out an outfit for tomorrow and shoved it in as well. I grabbed my tooth brush from the bathroom and shoved it in my bag as well.

“Where you going?” Danny asked leaning on the wall. I jumped not seeing him there.

“AJ invited me over for the night. I didn’t think anyone would mind. Matty is up watching TV in my room if you need him.” I smiled putting my bag on my back.

“That’s good, that’s good.” He smiled weakly at me. “You okay?” He asked looking at me up and down.

“I’m fine. I promise.” I kissed his cheek as I made my way to the door.

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