Chapter 1

Mary slowly and quietly turned the doorknob and walked into the house. The house was quiet and still and she did not see or hear anyone. She assumed they were all still at that party for Dominique. She soon realized she was wrong when she arrived to the kitchen. That's when she saw Kevin. Dominique's so called new husband. He was angry and tense and Mary new she was in trouble.

"Why are you home late!? You were suppose to be home at eight o'clock to finish clean! You're lucky we even let you go out!" He screamed.

"I'm sorry I was out with Joey and I lost track of time." She admitted.

"So you come home at twelve thirty." He screamed, slapping her hard across the face.

"I'm sorry." She cried as she rubbed her irritated face. Why isn't he with Dominique? Mary wondered.

"Yeah well I'm going t show you how sorry you'll be!" He screamed punching her stomach. Mary collapsed to the floor in pain. Kevin kicked her against the wall and she wished for Joey to save her.

"Have you learned your lesson?" He asked.

"Yes." Mary choked. Kevin took out a knife and cut the side of Mary's arm. Tears carved a path on Mary's face.

"Now go to your room!" He screamed. Mary slowly got up and managed to go to her room. She closed the door and lay on her bed.

The Next Morning

"MARY!" Dominique screamed.

"Coming!" Mary called. She quickly got out of bed and went downstairs. She was still sore from the night before and her cut was stinging. It took about an hour to stop bleeding.

"I heard you came home extremely late." Dominique spoke. "And I like how Kevin punished you. From now on he'll punish you."

"But… I didn't do anything." Mary whined.

"I'll tell you what you did. You are a useless fat ugly lump who is a waste of space. You're not even suppose to be alive." Dominique yelled. Tears rushed down Mary's face as she ran out of the house. Joey was just about to go in but Mary ran out and down the sidewalk.

"Mary!" Joey yelled as he ran after her. "Slow down!" He finally caught up. "What happened?" He asked.

"You can stop pretending that you care about me." She cried.

"Mary what are you talking about?"

"I'm a fat ugly useless lump who's not even suppose to be alive." She sobbed.

"Mary! Don't say that. That is not even close to true. You're not fat or ugly and if you weren't alive my life would be miserable." Joey comforted, pulling Mary into a hug.

"Oww, don't touch me," Mary cried.

"Did I hurt you?" Joey asked nervously.

"I'm just sore." Mary said.

"From what?" He asked.

"Dancing." Mary lied.

"You've been dancing all your life." He said confused.

"It must be a certain move I'm doing." She lied once more.

"And where'd the gash come from?" He asked as he pulled out her arm with the gash.

"Umm…I was cleaning and I hit my arm against the vacuum." She said.

"Mary tell me the truth." Joey said. Mary's cell phone went off and she knew it was Dominique.

"Hello." Mary said with dread as she answered her phone.

"Get in the house NOW!" Dominique screamed. Mary hung up and walked back towards the house.

"Mary." He called.

"I have to go. The 'queen' wants me." She replied. She opened the door and walked into the living room where Kevin and Dominique were waiting.

"How dare you leave like that!" Dominique screamed.

"I'm sorry, I just needed fresh air." She excused.

"No you need punishment!" Kevin yelled as he slapped her across the face causing her to moan in pain.

"Please stop," She begged.

"I'll stop when you stop being bad." He screamed as he the remote at her. Luckily it missed her. He then took the medium sized lamp and threw it at her. That time it hit her arm. She quickly pulled it back but was too late. Tears run down her face as her arm swelled up.

"Now go!" He yelled. She ran to her room and cried.

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