Prologue

As I drove down the interstate I looked into the back seat of my car at my two daughters I realized that they have always been all I have, all I want, all I need. I looked across too the person sitting next to me and saw my future. A future with hope, love, and happiness.

2 Weeks Earlier.

"Mommy!" My 18-month old screams, "Book! Book!" She says as she thrusts 'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish' into my hands.

"That's great. But mommy's busy right now sweetie. She has too finish these dishes before daddy comes home OK? Why don't you go find Emma and play with her for a little bit. And after dinner mommy will read this. OK?" I reply.

"OK Mama." She says as she skips off to find her big sister. Just then I hear the front door slam shut 'Oh no he's home early' I think to myself. I try too keep my cool as I rapidly wash the dishes. As I hear his footsteps come closer and closer I get more and more nervous. Above me I hear the ceiling stop creaking and that only means one thing the girls stopped moving and are hiding from him.

"I thought I told you that all chores are too be done before I get home every night! Also I think I told you too have dinner ready when I come home!" He barks at me.

"I'm almost done with these dishes and dinner is in the oven keeping warm while I finish these." I say gently. I continue to wash dishes but get more nervous when I feel him stand directly behind me. He puts his hand on my shoulder and whips me around so that I face him. I can almost SEE the alcohol on his breath and I brace myself for the blow I now is coming.

"I don't care if your almost done! It should be done already! I don't know how many times I have to tell you the rules!" He says getting louder and louder. Out of the corner of my eye I see him raise his hand in the air. The slap I receive is powerful enough too make me lose my balance. He walks into the other room and turns on the T.V. as if nothing happened, leaving me on the floor to contemplate how did I end up here?

A/N: Disclaimer: I do NOT own any of the characters from 7th heaven. The song that inspired this fanfic is 'Me and Emily' by Rachel Procter. I do NOT own that song. I do NOT own "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish". I DO however own all of the people below DO NOT take them they are for my use only.

Cast for "How Did I End Up Here?"
People I Own:
Sara Madison-Grace Scott-- 22 years old, best friends with Lucy Kinkirk.
Meghan (Maggie) Lyndsy Scott-- Sara and Dylan's 1½ year old daughter.
Emily (Emma) Rachel Scott-- Sara and Dylan's 4 year old daughter.
Ethan Alexander Hart-- Close friend of Sara's.
Dylan Blake Edge-- Sara's abusive husband.


The main 7th Heaven characters in this will be Lucy and Kevin.

These are the lyrics to Rachel Procter's 'Me and Emily':
The floorboard is filled with baby toys
and empty coke bottles and coffee cups
driving through the rain with no radio
trying not to wake her up
cell phone say low battery
god what if I break down
I'm just looking for an exit with a lot of lights
a safe little interstate town
Just a cheap hotel with a single be and cable T.V.
is good enough for me and Emily
Someday when she's old enough
she's gonna start asking questions about him
some kid at school brings his dad for show and tell
and it gets her little mind to wonderin'
where's my daddy, do I have one
does he not love me like you do
or maybe I'll find someone to love the both of us
and I'll tell her when she's old enough to know the truth
will it break her heart, will she ever understand
that I had to leave
that's what was best for me and Emily
The house was never clean enough
his dinner never warm enough
and nothing I did was ever good enough to make him happy
so I guess he gave me what he thought I deserved
but it would kill me if he ever raised his hand to her
Big rigs are throwin' rain on my windshield
and I feel like they're laughin' at me
finally the storm is letting up
and the morning is breakin' free
it's a brand new day
it's a second chance
yesterday is just a memory
for me and Emily
The floorboard is filled with baby toys
and empty coke bottles and coffee cups
at least there's one good thing that he gave me
and she's starting to wake up