After the Doctor's finished they let us back in the room. He turned towards Laura. "We found some things, do you want him to stay?" I looked over to her and she looked back at me and then at the doctor with a small smile.
"Yes he can stay." I felt relief when she said I could, I guess she could see how much I care about her daughter. The doctor nodded and turned to both of us.
"We seem to have found some vaginal bleeding due to the force, we've stopped most of it. We've also checked for any prints we could find on her or DNA." He flipped around in his papers and I clenched my jaw. "We found some semen on her stomach and inner thighs." I balled my hands in to fists. I really couldn't take it anymore but he wasn't done.
"We also have to check for possible Pregnancy. The guy didn't wear a condom, so we should give her pills to make sure that she won't be pregnant from it." I forgot all about this, Payton becoming pregnant was the last thing that came to my mind. I watches as her mom just stood there taking everything in. "I'm sorry that you guys need to go through with this." She gave the doctor a small smile and he returned one. He left us and I buried my head in my hands.
"You really care about her don't you?" I looked up to her mom, she was hugging herself and her eyes looked warmer. I cleared my throat and looked over to Payton and back at her.
"Yes." She nodded and smiled.
"Are you guys in a relationship?" I looked at her and I knew she knew. Why else would a teacher still be here. I couldn't lie to her, not after what happened. I nodded, I started to feel my heart beat faster.
"Yes." I looked at her to try and see what her reaction was but she didn't have one. She looked at me blankly. It almost looked like she was glad.
"How old are you?"
"I just turned 23 a week ago." She nodded and smiled.
"I don't care about your age difference, she's almost 18, thats's five years, it isn't bad." The tension that filled my body released I was happy she was okay with it. "But," My head snapped up to her gaze. "Are you willing to risk you're job for this?" I sighed and ran a finger through my hair.
"Like I told Payton, I don't care if I lose it or not. I'd risk anything for her, and I'll always be there for her Mrs. Demark." She smiled at me and it was important for me that her mom approved. I mean even if she didn't I'd still be with Payton, but her approval means a lot.
"Laura, and I can tell you care about her a lot." I smiled and nodded. I looked over to Payton. She looked more relaxed now.
"I do." I kept my eyes on Payton but then redirected them to her. She sat in her chair and I checked the time, 9:00. The doctors let both of us stay considering the situation. It was 7 hours since Payton was here and I just wanted her to wake up. I rested my head against the chair and closed my eyes.
I heard a faint voice call my name and when I opened my eyes I looked over to the clock it was one in the morning. I looked towards the bed and Payton was awake. I pulled my chair closer to her and held her hand.
"Hey, how are you?" I used my free hand to stroke her gently. She smiled and flinched at my touch.
"I'm okay." I gave her a weak smile. I knew she wasn't okay. She wasn't okay having her virginity taken from her. Hell I wasn't okay with it. I held on to her hand tighter. "Are you okay?" I looked up at her and smiled.
"I'll be better when I find out you're okay." She turned her head and noticed her mom and looked back at me.
"My moms here..." I nodded at her and knew what she would ask.
"Payton, she knows." I saw her eyebrows arch, she squeezed my hand, she opened her mouth to say something and closed it again.
"What did she say when you told her?" I heard the nervousness in her voice. I knew she cared about what her mother thought.
"She said she's okay with the age difference, it's not a big deal and she's okay with our relationship too as long as I realize the risks. She said she could tell I care about you a lot." I saw the worry disappear from her face as she smiled.
I relaxed my muscles when he told me she was okay with it. I looked over to her. "Mom." She jerked up and slowly opened her eyes, when she brought her attention to me she rushed over.
"Hey sweetie how are you?" I shrugged my shoulders. The events from earlier today flashed through my mind. I closed my eyes trying to get rid of them. Trying to forget what happened.
"I'm okay." She smiled and moved some of the hair from my face. I saw from the corner of my eye Logan looking at my bruised wrist and delicately swiped his finger along the mark. I entwined my fingers with his and stroked his hand with my thumb. I knew I wasn't okay, but as long as Logan was near me, I knew I could hold on. Even if it was by a thread.
For the rest of the night I tried to fall back asleep but couldn't. I pretended I did so my mom and Logan would get some rest. Every time I shut my eyes Jason's face flashed in my mind. I couldn't get it out of there.
I wish I could.
The doctor came through the door and walked over to me. "Hey how are you feeling?" He smiled at me as he checked the monitors. Logan and my mom woke up.
"I'm okay, when can I go home?" He finished writing something down and looked back up at me.
"We have to see what the tests come out to be first and then we can go on from there." I felt a knot form in my stomach, I was nervous to ask.
"Tests...?" I felt Logan squeeze my hand.
The doctor sat on the corner of the bed. "We did a rape kit Payton." I closed my eyes and I tried to swallow the knot in my throat.
"What did you find." I opened my eyes and I saw Logan looking at me worried.
"Well you were bleeding, but it stopped. We also found some of the guys DNA on you and we checked for possible pregnancy." It felt like my heart jumped out my chest and ran away from me. I heard the machine beep louder and faster and I closed my eyes shut. I didn't want to know, but I needed to.
"A-am I?" I choked out the words and tried to hide the fear in my voice but couldn't. The doctor fiddled through the papers and shook his head.
"No, you're not but just in case we'd like to give you a pill to make sure." I nodded and he went out of the room and came back with a nurse who had a cup with the pills in it.
"I told the police to not bother you for a couple days until you're strong again." I smiled and nodded.
After a couple more hours and a couple more tests they finally said I could go home. My mom went home and brought me clothes to wear. My other ones were taken for evidence. They could burn them for all I care.
Logan drove behind us and I told him to come over I wanted him with me. My mom was okay with it too. She called in to her work and said she wouldn't be in anytime soon. My mom wasn't the type that would care about her career more than her kids.
She unlocked the door and the first thing I did was take a shower, I scrubbed my body for what felt like hours until it was raw. I wanted to get every scent of Jason off of me. I started to cry while I scrubbed along my arms, chest, and neck.
I wanted what he did to me to be gone. To be erased. I wish it was that easy, I sat down in the shower and let the water fall over my head, I closed my eyes and the hot water felt good. I heard a knock on my door and It startled me. "Honey are you okay?" I heard my mom through the door.
"Yeah, I'll be down in a few seconds." I got out of the shower. I felt her presence disappear and I looked at myself in the mirror. I brushed my hand along my cheek and lips and rubbed as hard as I could on them as the thought of Jason kissing me went through my thoughts.
I looked down at my wrists and saw the bruises he left. I closed my eyes and looked back up in the mirror. I turned my neck and saw the hickeys he had left on it, and one above my breast.
I was scarred physically and mentally. There wasn't anything I could do about it.