a/n: Here's an update for you and I'm sorry it took me so long to update. I'm really lazy and I've been kinda busy with school and what not. I've also been reading some really great stories on Wattpad lately. Anyways, thank you for reading and enjoy the update. :)

Tanya's POV

I can't believe this is happening! How could I let this happen? Michael has to be lying.

"No, no you're lying!" I said. I could tell that I was starting to tear up. I got up off the couch and ran upstairs to talk to Melony. I don't even care if she's sleeping.

I walked into Mia's room were Melony was asleep and lightly shook her awake. She slowly open her eyes and a big smile appeared on her face when she saw me.

"Tanya! Yay you're back!" Mel said and she jumped into my arms when I sat down on the bedside. I hugged her and sat her back down on the bed.

"Mel I know about how Mommy hurts you and I'm so sorry I left you." I said. I looked at Mel's stomach and neck and saw bruises, that's where my mom always used to hit her. Melony just started to cry, so did I. How could I let this happen? Why did I have to leave her?

"Tanya...it's...okay. I'm...okay." Melony said in between sobs.

"No, it's not okay! How could I let this happen to you? Melony I love you so much and I'm so sorry!" I said and hugged my little sister

She said she's okay, but I can see right through her. I feel so fricken guilty though!

"Listen Mel. I'm gonna have a talk with mom, but this time, you're not going back with her. You're gonna live with me, okay?" I said still sniffling from crying so much. I'm so stupid for leaving!

"Ooh can we have sleepovers at your house? With make-overs and popcorn and movies and pillow fights?" Melony said getting very excited. I giggled at her eagerness.

"Yep, you bet." I said and kissed her forehead. I stood up and tucked Mel back in and kissed her forehead again. We exchanged goodnights and I walked out into the hallway and closed the door.

I just slid down the wall and broke down. I'm such a bad sister. How am I gonna get Mel away from my mom? Is my mom just gonna deny everything? Well she can't, because I saw the bruises.

"Are you okay?" I heard a voice say. I know that voice, Ashton? I stood up and tryed to find the person who was talking.

I couldn't see, it was too dark. Suddenly the hallway was lightened up. I looked at the figure and saw Ashton and his hand was on the lightswitch. He walked over to me and rose his eyebrow, I forgot he asked me a question.

"Oh- uh yeah I'm fine." I said and looked down to the floor. Ashton lifted my chin so now I was looking at him (I was kinda looking up cuz he's so fricken tall)

"Are you okay? This time tell me the truth." Ash said softly. I gave him a small smile and began to speak (the truth)

"Honestly, no I'm not okay." I said trying to stop myself from crying again.

"Is there anything I can do to help?" He asked with care and concern in his tone.

"Ashton I really appreciate your concern, but it's a family issue." I said and he gave me a sympathetic smile.

"I know one thing I can do that always cheers people up." He said.

"Oh yeah? What would that b-" I started to ask before I was engulfed in a big, warm hug by the one and only Ashton Irwin. He let go and smiled down at me.

"Better?" He asked.

"Not really, but you know what would make me feel a little bit better?" I asked. The hug made me feel a lot better, but I'm just messing with him.

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