Hi! My name is Gabby Copeland and I am 17 years old. 18 in a couple of months. My dad left the family right after I was born. He couldn't handle another kid especially a daughter. My brother Adam took charge though and became my dad and my brother. Also my friend. He was now 28 and he was a famous wrestler for WWE. He introduced me to all his WWE friends. We all get along and I think of them as my friends also. I live at home with my Mom who works 1 hard and long job to keep the house going. Yes, I have a boyfriend. His name is Justin Sanders. He's 19. My brother doesn't trust or like him, but he's going to have to deal with it because I love him. Sure Justin hits me, but I am not going to leave him. He loves me and I love him. That's all that matters.

Right now, Adam is home from the WWE on vacation. When he is on vacation, he comes over a lot to spend time with me, but right now I am with my boyfriend. Some of Adam's WWE friends have off to and decided to stay with Adam. So while Adam, Jay, Jeff, and Matt talked about WWE, Justin and I were in his car.

"Justin, can you drop me off home soon?"

"Why? Don't you love spending time with me?"

"I love spending time with you"

"I see. You just want to go home and spend time with your loser brother" He said as his voice got louder


SMACK!!!!! He slapped me hard. He quickly pulled into an empty park and shut off the car. He turned to me with anger filled eyes. Fear filled my body.


I knew what was coming. He always did it. When I make him mad he hits me. I usually cover it with long clothes and sweaters. Also makeup.

I closed my eyes and he started punching me. I was screaming and crying. That just made him hit me harder and telling me to shut up. He it me everywhere. In the face, arms, stomach, chest, back. After a few minutes, he stopped.

"Did you learn your lesson?" he said sternly

"Yes sir" I said with a shaky voice

"Good, now I'll take you home."

He drove me home, we were silent. We started talking when we reached my house.

"Gabby, I'm sorry I got so upset. I didn't mean to hit you. It will never happen again. I'm sorry and I love you"

I looked into his eyes and could not read them. I know not to trust him because he always says that, but he hits me again anyway, but I love him lots.

"It's OK Justin. I love you too."

"See ya tomorrow?"

"Yea, I'll see ya tomorrow."

I kissed him good-bye and walked to the house. I need to go up to my room before anyone sees me like this. Black and Blue and all bloody. I entered the house quietly and started up the stairs. I guess I wasn't as quiet as I thought and Adam heard me.

"Babygurl! You're home!" Adam said

"Yea" I said as I stopped, but didn't turn around.

"Aren't you going to hug me?"

"Maybe later"

He walked up the stairs to me.

"Why aren't you looking at me?"

"I'm tired and I just want to go to bed" I said starting to walk up the stairs again.

By now my Mom and the others heard us and walked to the stairs. They watched us. Adam grabbed my arm to turn me around and I yelped.

"What's wrong?"

He took one look at my face and pulled me into a hug. I yelped again. He pulled away and lifted up my shirt just a little bit and saw my black and blue spots. Everyone gasped. My Mom put a hand over her mouth and a tear ran down her cheek. Adam looked at me with sadness yet anger.

"What happened to you? Who did this?"

"Nobody did this to me. I fell down the stairs."

"You don't get a black and blue eye by falling down the stairs."

"Well I did"

"Justin did this to you, didn't he? He hit you"

"No he didn't. He would never. He loves me and I love him. Like I told you. I fell down the stairs."I said as I ran up the stairs.

I ran to my room and slammed the door. Adam just looked at the gang. Everyone looked sad and shocked.

"What are we going to do?" Jeff asked

"We have to do something" Matt said

"If we don't, he could end up killing her" Jay said.

They all looked upstairs. After a moment, they went to watch TV while my Mom made lunch. I on the other hand went and took a shower and did my makeup. I covered up the spots pretty good. I wore a tight sweater with tight jeans. I then curled my long blond hair. I looked in the mirror and had to laugh. I looked a lot like my brother. When I was done, I took my cell and called Justin.

"Hello?" he answered.

"Hey babe! What ya doing?"


"I'm sorry to have woken you up sweetie. Is it OK if I come and cuddle with you?"


"I will. See ya soon."

"k bye"

I hung up thought about how much I did love him. I would do anything for him. I put my cell phone in my pocket and went down stairs. Everyone looked at me as I opened the door.

"Baby, where ya going?" My Mom asked

"To Justin's"

"You're not going over there!" Adam said standing up and walking toward me.

"Yes, I am!" I said sternly.

"No, you are not"

"Butt out" I said as I walked outside.

Adam and the others followed. Adam walked up to me and grabbed my wrist. I yelped again.

"Babygurl, look at you. You are all bruised up. If he loved you he wouldn't hit you"

"He said he was sorry and he wouldn't do it again"

"Is this the first time he has hit you?"


"How long has he been hitting you?"

"A Month." I said looking down.

"A month?!?!" Everyone said shocked.

"Babygurl, why didn't you tell me?"

"Cuz I knew you would over react like this"

"I don't think I am over reacting. If someone is hurting my sister, I'm going to be mad and concerned."

"Well don't be. It's not your concern!"

"Like hell it isn't"

"You're not my father Adam. I don't have to answer to you" I started to walk away, but Adam grabbed me and threw me over his shoulder.

I was hitting his back and screaming for him to let me go and how I hated him. He carried me up to my room and told me not to leave it. I thought about what Adam said. He was right. I didn't deserve this. Justin doesn't love me or he would never hit me. I called Justin and told him everything. I broke up with him. Let me tell you he was not happy. I flopped on the bed, my face buried into the pillow and cried myself to sleep. After an hour, Adam came and checked on me. He saw I was asleep. He wished he could make me see how Justin has hurt me. He walked over to the bed and gently sat down. He put his hand on my back and I winced while asleep. He lifted up my shirt and was shocked to see my whole back was black and blue. None of it was my original peach color. He gently picked me up and carried me down stair and on to the couch.

"Mom, come here for a SEC" Adam whispered.

"What is it sweetie?"

Adam lifted up my shirt and showed her and the others my back.

Mom went immediately to get some ice. She put it on my back. The door bell rang. I shifted but remained asleep. At the door was my friend Sally. Adam told her I was sleeping. Sally asked Adam if he could relay a message to me.


"Tell her I just heard from Justin about her breaking up with him an hour ago. Tell her I am sorry and to call me later so we can talk"

"Okay I will do that."

"Thanks bye"

"Bye Sally and thanks for coming"

Adam went back and told everyone what Sally had said. They were happy that Justin and I were finished. About 2 hours passed and Jeff, Jay, and Matt went to Adams to sleep. Adam was going to stay there with me. I woke up to Adam taking his thumb and rubbing my hand.

"Hey babygurl"


"Sally came by. She wants you to call her later"


Adam stood up and picked me up. He sat on the couch and sat me in his lap.

"She told me about you breaking up with Justin"

I clung to him and cried. He gently rubbed my back.

"Shh...its OK. I won't let anyone hurt you ever again"

"I'm sorry for what I said to you Adam"

"It's OK babygurl. It's OK"

"I love you Adam"

"I love you too. I am just so happy you're OK."

"I thought he loved me, but you were right. If he loved me he wouldn't hit me"

After a while, I felt better letting everything out. He just sat there and held me. We watched a little TV and mom made dinner. We went to the table to eat. I just picked at my food.

"I'm not hungry." I said as I got up and went to my room.

I put on my nightgown and crawled into bed. I fell asleep and when Adam was done eating, he got ready for bed and crawled in with me to comfort me. When I woke up, Adam was still sleeping. I got up and took a shower and did my thing. I called the gang and told them to come over in 2 hours to practice for our band. While waiting, Adam and my mom woke up and took showers and ate. After two hours the bell rang and I answered the door. It wasn't my band members it was some people I liked alot.