10:00 am. My alarm goes off warning me to get up and out as fast as humanly possible. I swing my feet off my bed and onto my soft hot pink carpet. "Here comes another day." I say to myself bleakly. I put on my black shorts and red tank the only clothes with out blood on them, until I get to the Laundromat. "Rikki!!!" Oh no he's home! I shrink back against the wall fearing what is to come next. He stumbled in and harshly yanked me off the floor by my braids. I yelp as he threw me against a wall. The second I hit the ground he comes over and begins to beat the crap out of me. An hour later it is over for now. I stand up slowly, wincing at the sudden spike of pain. He has done it again, it wasn't the first, and it certainly won't be the last. I run out the door and head for an old abandoned warehouse that I keep some supplies to cover up my injuries. After a half hour I look into a mirror shard to check that I don't look like the abused teen I really am. Slowly I limped into the Juicenet Café only to see Zane kissing the new girl, Bella.
"Z-Zane?" I choked out my vision becoming blurry as my eyes filled with tears.
"Rikki? This isn't what it looks like!" he tried to explain
"I don't want to hear it!" I yelled, turning around and bolting out. Only to collapse 30 feet away thanks to a sprained ankle and two broken ribs, courtesy of the man I call my father. I broke down and began to sob right where I fell. A few seconds later I see Zane jumping out of his zodiac and racing towards me.
"Babz you alright?" he asked like the previous incident never happened.
"Don't 'Babz you alright' me! How could you kiss that- wait how did you get in your zodiac if you were just in the Juicenet?" I sniffled utterly confused.
"What?! I was at mako setting up our movie dinner date. And who did I- Nate- Bella- grrr!" he growled, " Bella likes me- Nate has a wig- she pays him to kiss her with the wig on so you dump me and I use her to make you jealous and then…ewwww!" he explained more to himself than me.
"I am sooo gunna kill Nate!" I snapped leaping up only to fall again. Zane lunged forward and caught me holding me in his arms bridal style.
"What's with you and the falling today?" he laughed.
"Believe me you don't want to know." I muttered under my breath.
"What?" he asked
"Nothing, I said how about we go watch Saw 5?" I faked in a cheery voice even though I was throbbing with pain.
"Ssssuuurreeee" he replied making me giggle. (4hrs later)
"Wow. Now that was a SCARY movie!' Zane said. I clamped my mouth shut in a futile attempt not to burst out in a fit of laughter. Too late I was laughing my head off. Zane narrowed his eyes and lowered his head in a semi-playful semi-threatening way.
"Ooohh shit." I giggle and leapt backwards as he lunged towards me. I turned and ran. He began to chase me around the kitchen island.
"What are you two doing?" a sudden voice asked. I skidded to a halt only to crash to the marble floor because SOMEONE didn't stop fast enough.
"Owwww." Zane whined as he stood up.
"You think your in pain?" I growled trying to ignore the searing pain racking my entire body at the moment. Upon attempting to stand up I realized that I probably broke more ribs due to the fact I couldn't breathe without pain or stand up.
"Rikki you alright?" Harrison asked.
"Yeah…fine." I breathed.
"You sure babe?" Zane asked
"YES ZANE IM FINE!" I yelled. I whirled around and stalked off. Unconsciously heading home….