I do not own anybody in this story they are property of Universal Studios, this is my first fanfic be nice please. Inspired by Christina Aguilera's I'm Ok.

*Once upon a time there was a girl

in her early years she had to learn

how to grow up living in a war that she called home

never knew just where to turn for shelter from the storm*

Everybody else looks forward to going home after school, but not me going home means getting beat up by my dad and listening to him yell at my mother.

*It hurt me to see the pain cross my mother's face

every time my father's fist would put her in her place

hearing all the yelling I would cry up in my room

hoping it would be over soon*

My best friend Leon is the only person that knows the truth about all my bruises. He helps me get through it every time. Mia and Dom are always asking me how I get them. I always say I fell down the stairs or something lame so they will leave me alone.

* Bruises fade father but the pain remains the same

and I still remember how you kept me so afraid

strength is my mother for all the love she gave

and every morning when I wake I look back at yesterday

and I'm ok*

One day I pushed my dad a little to far. He slammed me into the wall over and over and kept punching me. When he finally stopped I was barley conscience.

*I often wonder why I carry all this guilt

when it's you that helped me put up all these walls I've built

shadows stir at night through a crack in the door

echoes of a broken child screaming please no more

daddy don't you understand the damage you have done

for you it's just a memory but for me it still lives on*

I guess Dom heard me screaming because the next thing I knew he was there. As soon as he saw me he ran over and pulled me into his arms. I was crying from the pain and the hurt of knowing my father would do this to me. "Shh, Letty everything gonna be okay, he'll never hurt you again I promise."

*Bruises fade father but the pain remains the same

and I still remember how you kept me so afraid

the strength is mother for all the love she gave

every morning that I pray I look back to yesterday

It's not so easy to forget, all the marks you left along her neck

when I was thrown against cold stairs

and every day afraid to come home in fear of what I might see next*

* Bruises fade father but the pain remains the same

I still remember how you kept me so afraid

strength is my mother for all the love she gave

and every morning when I wake I look back at yesterday

and I'm ok*

please R/R remember my first fic be nice but tell me the truth

*~Heather~*