Chapter One

"Are you sure you don't mind? I mean, I just really need to get away from him for a while and I have no where else to go." 18 year old Michelle McAllister said into the receiver. 'Him' meaning her boyfriend, Tony Burton. "Yeah, Michelle, it's no problem. And it can be for more than 'a while'. Dump the jerk on his ass." Michelle sighed. She's had so many problems with Tony the past couple weeks. When they first started going out, it seemed so perfect. Too good to be true, you know? That kind of thing. But then BAM! He showed his true, abusive self. And it wasn't just physical abuse. It was more emotional but still abuse, nevertheless. She thought maybe it was this funk he was going through and it would go by and be gone in a few days. So, during those few more days, Michelle decided to stay with her brother, Jason.

Michelle could always depend on Jason for anything. He was the best brother a person could ask for. Always there for her. Sure, he got on her nerves sometimes and there was a little sibling rivalry, but that's just normal. And, since he was older, he was overprotective, but Michelle didn't mind. Yeah, it did get annoying at times, but it's times like this, she secretly wished for Jason to be way overprotective.

"Just give him a few days. I'm sure this…thing…he's going through will pass." Michelle finally said.

"Alright, whatever. But I'm telling you right now, that jerk is not welcomed in my house. Ever. And if he ever shows up, I'll make sure he'll never want to come back."

"Okay, okay. I get it. He won't show up. Or, for that matter, even call. I won't give him your number. I'll just say I'm visiting Mom for a few days. But I gotta go. I need to start packing. See you tomorrow. Buh-bye." Michelle hung up the phone and made her way to her room. Tony was in there, on the computer and obviously didn't hear her enter because on the screen was a bunch of porn. Michelle had been getting dirty pop ups for a while now and knew it was Tony because she doesn't look at it.

Michelle cleared her throat and Tony jumped and closed out the window really fast. He turned around and said, "Goddammit, bitch. I won't be able to find that site again! What the hell do you want?"

"Tony, I'm going to go visit my mother for a few days."

"Excuse me?"

"She's really sick and she needs me right now. So is it okay if I go?" What was she thinking, asking him if she could go??

"Yeah whatever, I don't need you right now anyway. I got my porn and a bunch of Budweiser in the fridge. What do I need you for?"

Even though what he said was pretty mean, she was happy she could get out of the house without much of a fight. She replied to him, "Okay, well, I'm going to pack." Tony didn't say anything back but searched Google for his…interesting…page he was looking at before.

Michelle packed her bags and it was about 9:30 at night when she finished. Wanting the night to go fast so she could get out of the house faster, she went to bed. Tomorrow would be the best day of her life.

A/N: This is my first story and I'm very aware that's it's extremely short. The chapters will get longer, I promise. I'm just beginning, so give it some time. Thanks!