|Surviving a harsh reality
Author: veronicacd's PM
Taylor Mc.Kessie thought her life was great.That is until her parents died, leaving her to live with her abusive older cousin.With all the drama going on, Taylor is left to wonder, can she actually deal with this until graduation or is all hope lost?Rated: Fiction M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 18,225 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 03-15-08 - Published: 12-28-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3975553
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Hey Guys!I've been thinking of a new story while on Christmas break.So here it is!
"Taylor come down here now!!!"
"Yes?"Taylor wandered tiredly down the stairs of her home, as of 3 months.
"Yes sir."She responded, knowing that a simple mis pronouncing of names would set him off.
"Didn't I tell you to clean up the living room last night?"Taylor's eyes wandered over to the messy room where a party had previously been thrown.The room was filled with beer cans, a few cigarettes butts and a bunch of other items not worth mentioning.
"Well didn't I?"
"Yes you did."Taylor said, remembering him saying it, while he was passing her room with yet another drunk female.
"So why isn't it clean!"He yelled startling her.
"I'm sorry, I was really tired--"
"You were tired!"He said moving to wards her.Taylor stepped back in fear, something she did often.In her stepping back she accidentally tripped in the first stair and fell back wards.She screamed as she felt the edges of the stairs hit her back.
"See look what you did!"He shouted. "I'm sorry!--"
"Save it!"He said kicking her left leg, forcing her to scream again."When I get back here in 5 minutes that room better be cleaned!"
He yelled grabbing his coat.
"OK."Taylor said as he slammed the door.She picked her self up and limped over to the mess that was made."It was his party! Why do I have to clean up the mess!"She loudly but not so loud that he could here.It had been like this for 3 months since she had been here.Taylor had always thought that her cousin Devin was a great guy, even a role model.But only after a week of living with him had she known that it was a complete lie.Devin had been nothing like the former Princeton graduate and successful lawyer she had expected.He was exactly the opposite.The typical man who threw parties often, and grabbed a drunk girl every time.Then soon later, he left Taylor to clean up the mess while he rested.
"Of course."Taylor said as she stared at all of the empty bottles and glasses around her.She got a garbage can and cleaned up the mess.In only 3 minutes, the room was cleaned, something she had practiced often.Taylor quickly changed into her school clothes and waited for her cousin to return, knowing that she couldn't't leave unless he was there.Devin came back right on schedule and scanned the room looking for a sign of imperfection.He didn't smile, but he didn't say anything was out of the ordinary, indicating it was good.
"Let's go."He said opening the door and starting his car.Taylor quickly walked outside and got into the front seat then looked outside, at the world were it felt way safer than the crap she was going through. The whole ride to school was silent.Devin parked and Taylor opened the door."I want you home by 4."
"But today I have to meet with my scholastic decathlon group."
"And how long is that gonna take?"
"Then you better get here 5minutes after."
"OK."Taylor got out of the car and closed the door. For the first time today she breathed a sign of relief.Unfortunately, the abuse had been going on for three months and had no intention of stopping. Taylor entered the school to find her boyfriend. "Hey Tay!",Chad said walking over to her and putting his arms around her, giving her a small peck on the lips. Taylor flinched at his tight grasp around her waist, it was where she fell on the stairs from this morning. "What's wrong?"Chad asked concerned at her actions. "Nothing, sorry I kind of bumped against my drawer.It really hurts."
"Oh i'm sorry."
"Don't worry just a little bruise."
"Hey Tay!" Taylor turned around to see her best friend Gabriella rushing up behind her."Hey whats up?"Tay said giving her a hug, being aware of her bruises. "Nothing really.Hey Chad."Gabriella said giving him a warm hug.It was something that Taylor didn't mind.After all, non of them were the jealous type and like Taylor or Gabriella would say, it's just a hug."Hey Gabby."Chad said returning the hug."Hey has anyone seen Zeke lately? I tried to call him,I have to thank him for baking those cookies for my cousin's b-day."Gabriella said. "Sorry."Chad started, "Zeke's got the chicken pocks."
"What?"Gabriella asked shocked."Who--"
"Get's the chicken pocks at his age?"Chad responded.
"Yeah the dudes a freak of nature but he's got them.He'll be out for a week." Gabriella groaned."Aw that sucks.You should have seen the cookies he helped me make.Or can I describe them in front of you Chad without you getting hungry?"She joked, and Taylor couldn't help but laugh."Ha ha not funny." "Actually it kind of is."Taylor giggled out, happy that she found some type of enjoyment today. "What? My own girlfriend is making fun of what I eat? I'm offended and hurt!"
"What about this time Chad?"Gabriella and Taylor turned around to the familiar voice and saw Troy sauntering toward them.
"About my eating habits."
"Hey it's not my fault you can't make it through a restaurant without eating everything in there."Gabriella teased. "Uh huh, dude you better get your girlfriend."Chad playfully threatened.Troy laughed and put his arms around Gabriella from behind.
"Or what?"Gabriella responded."Trust me Montez, you don't want to know."Gabriella gasped."Is that a threat Danforth?" Taylor laughed.This is why she loved her friends, even if they didn't know it, they made her feel better all the time with the little things they did.
"Yes it is."
"OK guys brake it up. It's Monday for god's sake lets start the drama tomorrow."
"Yeah Taylor's right,"Troy agreed."We should just worry about getting to homeroom on time before Darbus--"
"Oh man you don't even have to finish that let's go."Chad said as he grabbed Taylor's hand and started walking down the hallway, quickly with Gabriella and Troy following.After Chad and Taylor walked in, Gabriella was stopped by Troy who pulled her along side the hallway. "What?"She asked confused."I didn't get a formal greeting."He teased.Gabriella rolled her eyes.It was such a Troy thing to pull her aside for a kiss.Gabriella leaned in and planted a kiss on his lips. "There happy?"
"Very."Troy said leading her into homeroom 10 seconds before the bell rang. "Taylor smiled knowing what must have gone on with the couple.She only hoped that today would go as well as after she had gotten to school.That is, until six anyway.
What did you guys think? Should I continue?R&R!!!! Oh and sorry about it being so short!