Author: Jenks64 PM
While growing up, Dion Rettle had it all - money, fame and a loving family. But at age nine, Dion's parents split and the love left along with his father. Since then, Dion has been beaten daily by his mother, while thriving for the love from his family he once had. Five years later, Dion leaves home to find his father in North America with all he has left - his best friend and dog.Rated: Fiction T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,534 - Updated: 07-11-12 - Published: 07-10-12 - id: 8307303
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Today was saturday, my faviourte day of the week! After last night I needed some company, some reasuarnce that I mattered to someone; who else to call but Jenny. Most saturday's she would come even with out a call. Most saturday's at one o'clock, Jenny would come round to my house and we would sit with our feet in the pool, talking about school, and sometimes my father. Jenny knows my daily struggle; to come home terrified, afraid of either a fist or an open palm hitting me in the face at a speed I never knew possible. Jenny was one of a kind to me.
With an hour to go until Jenny arrived, I spent my time playing with Rex in the living room. His faviourte toy was obviously the large purple rabbit with a yellow bow tied to its head. He had so many to choose from, but everytime he chose that one. I sat on the sofa and threw the plastic rabbit across the room. Rex instantly ran after the toy, falling over twice in his journey to retrieve his beloved toy on the laminate floor. That didn't stop him though, he was to determind. He got straight back up and grabbed his toy in his big mouth. I laughed as he ran back wagging his tale. Rex always looked happy. His small ears yet big body apposed each other. That always made me laugh especially. I only had to look at him panting to make me laugh, because it looked like he was laughing. He was a happy dog, I knew it.
A knock at the door made me spring up from my seat, run down the long hall and to my giant front door. I opened the door with such strength the door opened at a slow speed but faster than usual, the handle was hard to pull because of the size of the door itself. As soon as the door was fully open, Jenny lauched herself at me and gave a big, long hug, one that made me smile even bigger. However when she pulled back she instantly noticed the cuts on my cheek. 'What the hell happend Dion?' she screamed. 'I'll tell you in the back garden'.
We soaked our feet as usual in the pool in my back garden. We talked for hours about school, however I knew Jenny had a question on her mind. 'So go on then, how did you get clawed?' she said in a funny voice, trying to make herself sound calm, when I knew she wasn't.
'My mother' I sighed
'Dion this has to stop! Look at yourself, your a mess!'
'I know it does, but I...'
'I'm sick of it Dion, you don't deserve this! It's coming to the point where I can't sleep at night, knowing the likley possibilty that your getting attacked!' Jenny interrupted.
'I know Jenny i'm sorry. I'm just scared' I said quitley.
'Of what?' she said with such a confused look on her face. 'You need to call the police, or your...'
Jenny stopped instantly. I knew what she was going to say. My dad. She knows that I can't contact him.
After a long and awkward pause, I came out with, 'Being ungratful. Everybody in town knows i'm the song of Tessa Rettle. If I ever reported this, my mothers buisness would go to the ground. Sponsers would stop funding the company. It would tear the family buisness apart. Even thou most of my family live in England, they still depend on the money from this company to help them through life. I can't do that to them' Trying to put my pain into words was hard. But for some reason, Jenny made it easier.
'I understand' she says. And shuffles over to give me another hug.
Only then Rex runs out the back door to smack he head in our backs and push us into the pool. As we fall Jenny grabs my hand, not letting go when we descend, or when we surface. I shake my head to remove the water from eyes to see Jenny laughing and Rex barking. Jenny still looked beautiful even when soaked. Her long blonde hair glowed in the sun light, along with Rex's chain around his neck. As Jenny and I swam to the ladders to get out of the pool, I thought to myself 'I'm ready, and I chose them both'.