"I'll come back, and we'll run away together," she whispered, wrapping her arms around me with me reciprocating instinctively after.
"Lauren we have to go soon," a man in an expensive suit walked into the room, looking down at his watch impatiently.
She released her hold on me and carried her suitcases with both her hands, her backpack safely strapped on her shoulders.
The man walked out with her trailing behind but before she completely walked out of the room, she looked at me with a sad smile, "I promise."
That was five years ago.. Sometimes, you can't help but break a promise that's simply impossible to keep.
Trigger Warning: Verbal, Physical and Emotional Abuse.
First Published: 16th April 2017