I keep running, trying to get away, covering my ears trying to drown them out, but they would be there at every turn.
“Get back here you little shit!” said my father, chasing after me.
“You’re worthless. Why did I even give birth to you?” said my mother, her voice echoing in my head. I kept running trying to get away from them but as I got to the door it wouldn't open. I turned around and saw my father, looking at me with pure hatred and my mother, looking at me with pure disgust.
“You're not going anywhere,” he said grabbing me by my hair.
“Let me go! Someone please help me!” I said.
“Why would anyone want to help a pathetic thing like you?” she said. My father started hitting me and with every punch I just kept begging.
“Please stop!” I said, but my pleas fell on deaf ears. As my father was about to hit me again, he suddenly said,
“May, wake up!” I suddenly find myself in my bed and next to me was my sister, Abigale.
“May are okay!?” she said, looking at me.
“Abi!” I said, immediately grabbing on to her, with tears running down my face. “They were after me again I kept running away but they kept coming!”
“The nightmares again? May you poor thing.” she said, holding me. A few months ago, Abigale and her father adopted me as her little sister. My parents were very abusive both physically and mentally to the point where I ran away in the middle of the night. I kept running until a cop found me and brought me to the station. The cop was Abigale’s father, Jack and when I told him my story, he had my parents arrested and offered me a place in his family, however even with my parents gone they still left me with scars and I would often have nightmares like tonight.
“Why won't they leave me alone? What did I do to deserve this? I just wanted them to love me!” I said, still crying in Abigale’s arms. “My mom was right I really am worthless!” I said, after hearing that Abigale then said,
“May, look at me.” I looked at her and she rubbed the tears off my eyes and said, “You're not worthless you’re a beautiful and smart little girl and your parents weren't deserving of your love. I wouldn't even call them your parents their just horrible people that will never hurt you again.”
Hearing this I started crying again.
“You’re safe now you've got me and dad with you now and if anyone tries to hurt you again they'll have to deal with us.”
I just couldn't stop crying. I was so happy to have a new start with Abigale and her dad.
“Feel better now?”
“Yes… thanks, Abi.”
“You’re welcome, sis, now let's get you back to sleep.”
I was about to get back into bed but I was reluctant.
“What's wrong, May?”
“I...I don't want them to find me again.”
Abigale, then picked me up and said, “Want to sleep with me tonight?”
“Sure, let’s go.” Abigale then brought me into her room and we got into bed. “You ok now, May?”
“Alright.” Abigale gave me a kiss on the head and said, “Goodnight, May.”