Sorry it has been so long but so much has happened to me in such a short time that honestly, I lost interest in pretty much everything I used to be into. I'm slowly trying to get back into it but I can't say when the next updated will be but I've not forgotten about any of my Fan-fiction's at all.
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Ashley had ignored all the sound around her as well as the conversation has her mind was stuck in the past, it was one memory that she could never forget and it was always in the back of her mind. Worst case was that it was not the last she saw of Mark either. He continued to come over to enjoy time with her parents and spotting him even for a second shot fear straight into her which always ended up with her curled in her bed praying for the day she could escape them.
She had wished when he had finally left that she had quickly ran and got some help but she had been terrified of how people would look at her and the worst-case scenario is that they wouldn't believe her and then her parents would find out and it be even worse for her.
Every night when she spotted a bright shiny star, she would wish to have a normal loving family, not one where Ashley is terrified to come home to.
"NO, I NEVER DID IT!" The voice of Claire breaking thought her thoughts and memories as well as the tightening of John's arm around her. Looking around, she was slightly confused on what she had missed, the smirk on Alison face, the shocked look on Andrew and Brian's as well as the slightly tilt of John's head.
"I never did it, either" There was a hint of laughter in Alison's voice as she broke the silence. "I'm not a nymphomaniac. I'm a compulsive liar"
Claire was angry, it was clear as day on her face. "You are such a bitc…"
"Leave her alone" It was calmly spoken but everyone turned to face Ashley. "What they had ask you was inappropriate and none of them should have done that but the way you act like it a bad thing to be a virgin?" Turning to look at Claire which cause the young Girl to flinch at the look "It's not a bad thing, there are many people out there that are wishing they were in your place, having their choices taken from them. The world can be a very dark place and you so lucky to still have what you have. I was not so lucky. I've not been a virgin for nearly 2 years and it was not my choice, it was taken out of my hands and I would give everything to change it."
They were all hanging onto her words silently while John arm tighten even further around her with an angry look on his face. What he would give to attack the two people that were supposed to be her parents.
"Giving it away your supposed to feel love and happiness and of course pleasure" She quickly whipped a tear that had ran down her cheek before cuddling into John, enjoying his warmth. "Not pain and scared" The last part was whispered as she tried to not remember that night once again.
It was silently for a while as they all sat there staring at Ashley, not sure on how to take on board what she had told them.
"I'm Sorry but in this school your judged on everything" Ashley turned her head to slightly glare at Claire
"I think we all know that, John is judged for his parents, Brian is judged for being book smart, Alison for her love on dark clothes and for me being a loner" She snapped towards the princess. The way Claire said it made it seem like we didn't understand how it felt to be judged even though we get judge everyday walking into the school.
"It's not the same for you!" Claire snarled at Ashley, feeling like she was being ganged up on again. Ashley shook her head realized that there was no way to get through to Claire what so ever.
"Claire, everyone gets judged. Not just us, everyone in here get judged constantly and it doesn't help that we all pretty bizarre as well" All eyes turned to face Andrew as he leaned back against the metal rails. "Some are just betting at hiding it"
In the corner of Ashley eye, she watched Claire snort and shake her head which really made her want to punch the princess.
"How are you Bizarre?" The princess rolled her eyes as she picked at her nails not even looking up at Andrew to hear what the response was as to her, it was bullshit. He was a football player, there was absolutely nothing bizarre about him. Predictable, yeah but bizarre. No way.
"I can't think for myself." Watching Andrew's body, Ashley could see some tension leave him once he had finally admitted out loud what was so bizarre about himself. "Do you guys know what I did to get in here?"
Everyone's head shook except for Claire who was still picking at the nail's not paying any attention what so ever.
"I taped Larry Lester's buns together." Small chuckles went round the room but were quick to be whipped of by Andrew next comment "When they pulled the tape off, most of his hair came off and some skin, too. The bizarre thing is, is that I did it for my old man."
John had kept silence throughout all the drama, only making sure he kept his arm round his girl but listening to Andrew speak about what he had done and all for his old man made something inside John stir, the fact that there were others that were have problems, not as bad as his or even Ashley's but someone that was popular, made him think twice.
It was true, they all judged everyone before even getting to know the people so you never know what someone is going thought o has gone thought unless you get to know them.
"I tortured this poor kid because I wanted him to think that I was cool like he was when he was my age. He always going off about, when he was in school, all the wild things he used to do and get away with and I always had this feeling that he was disappointed that I never cut loose on anyone and for once I wanted him to be proud of me" The room was filled with silent, no one spoke a word knowing that he needed go get it of his chest and they could all understand that.
"I was just sitting there in the locker and I'm taping up my knee and Larry's undressing a couple of lockers down from me" Andrew eyes were locked on the ground not wanting to see anyone face as not knowing what to expect. Rubbing his eyes as he continues on with his story. "He's kind of… He's kind of skinny and weak, and I started thinking about my father and his attitude about weakness and the next thing I knew was that I had jumped on top of Larry and started wailing on him. Everyone was surrounding us but there wasn't helping Larry, they were all there cheering me on and laughing."
At this point there were tears from Ashley and Alison, both for Larry and Andrew. Knowing the pressure, a parent can put on the children can make them do things they never wanted to do.
"All I could think as I was waiting for my father to come and collect me was that Larry having to go home and explain to his parents on what happened to him and the humiliation, he must have felt not in just having to go home like that but in the locker room where his team mates was not helping, just laughing and cheering. I don't even know how to go about apologizing for something like that." Taking a deep breath as the silent dragged on. "My father didn't care about Larry, all he cared about was the fact I got caught doing it. He's like this mindless machine that I can't even relate to anymore and I'm not use I even want to relate to him ever"
"I think your old man and my old man should get together and go bowling" John stated which caused a chuckle to go round while Ashley shook her head. Only John could break some hard tension like that "or better yet, we get them together and set them on two people I know that could do with some sorting" His head tilted down as he spoke so he was looking at Ashley, his words hitting her hard understanding what he was saying and feeling nothing but warmth from him.
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