She wanted to leave. She had to leave. She had to get away from him. He was becoming violent. Not only mentally, but physically as well. It was the second time he had hit her when she decided it was time to go. The poor child, only 9 years old and she's felt so much pain. Such a young kid isn't supposed to cry by herself over her mothers death. But she did. She cried all alone, in the rain. Her father ignored his child. He had changed. And it was all her fault, in his mind. Lucy was only 8 years old when her mother passed. Layla Heartfilia. She was ill and knew she had to go sometime. And when she did, Lucy's dad changed. And she didn't realize how much he's changed until the first time her laid his hand on her. Lucy slowly began to fear her once loved father. With a past as terrible as this, Lucy thought no one would understand her. Not only that, but that no one would like her. Although she wished to run away, she didn't know where she'd go, until she found a letter her mother had wrote for her before she passed. It had a place for Lucy to go. Though, this note was for when Lucy was old enough. And she wasn't. But she went anyways. She traveled far. Real far. Town after town, she felt they were all too close. Her travels came to an end when she found a guild. Fairy Tail. The one her mother had sent her off to. Lucy never had felt so loved like the way she did when she entered the guild. It was the first time in a while that she felt at home. She had new friends, new parent figures, and, to her surprise, a lover.