She gripped the bottle in her hands as she took drink after drink from it. Trying to drown out all the sorrow she saw every time she closed her eyes. The quote her mother used to say to her kept repeating within her mind." Everything will be alright" she hated that quote since nothing ever was "alright" in her world. As she sipped the last drop of the bottle, her body grew light and she fell onto her bed into a drunken sleep..........
Ali woke up the next day with a throbbing headache and longing to hide deep into the darkness. She left her room to walk into the living room, where she discovered her mother with her panties half way down to her ankles and a satisfied smile on her face.
Ali exhaled "Not again" as she covered her mother up with a blanket.
"Hey there" a deep raspy voice spoke startling her. Ali turned to see Jim, one of her mother's boyfriends. He stood there without a shirt letting his potbelly hang out in the open.
Disgusting she thought to herself as she ignored him to go back into her room. But Jim grabbed her arm and pulled her with enough force to knock her to the ground.
"you better answer me when I say something to you Girl!"
"Screw you" Ali picked herself up and tried to run to her room but Jim pounced on her trying to restrain her like he did to her mother.
"Stupid bitch, I guess I gotta discipline you like I had to do with that slut" he jerked his head towards her mother who still laid asleep.
Ali wouldn't become like her mother, she struggled and wailed at him with a deadly fierceness. He caught her left hand and forced it above her head as he unbuckled his pants.
"Stop!" she screamed on the top of her lungs hoping her mother would help her. No. She couldn't rely on her, she had to do this by herself. With as much force as she could into his nails, she clawed his eyes trying her best to rip them out of their sockets.
"Bitch" he grunted as his hands went to his face, seeing her opportunity she kneed him in his groin and pushed him away. Ali without looking back ran out the front door and just kept running for what seemed like hours. She didn't wait to stop, afraid he would find her. The only thing that matter to her was to get as far as away as she could.
As she finally reached the bus station, her mind was frantic and unsure of what to do. She reached into her back pocket where she kept her wallet but it was empty.
"shit" where was she going to go? Where could she go? All these questions popped into her mind. At the moment Ali just felt like losing it, she found the nearest wall and punched it as hard as could. She didn't care about the pain she felt as her fist hit the wall over and over. She only wanted an escape, a way out of this world.
Calming down she leaned her head on the wall and simply closed her eyes.
"Hey" she turned around slowly expecting the worst "Ali" she opened her eyes to see her friend Mark. Ali tried to rely what happened to her but she couldn't make a single word. He wrapped an arm around her "Don't worry, Everything will be alright"..
Now that see thought about that, maybe she didn't just hate that quote……
Edited by Zero King, 06 August 2012 - 05:00 AM.