I looked in the mirror at the large purple bruise currently residing on my left cheekbone, once again thankful for my classes. I could say that I responded too slowly and didn't doge the hit. No one would ever suspect a thing. No one. But then, why would they think any differently? Who would even begin to assume what really happened?

"Hey, Rose! Come on, were going to be late!" I sighed as I heard Lissa calling me. Cant she leave be for one day, I thought, then mentally slapped myself for even thinking something like that. I looked at my reflection one last time before quickly brushing my hair and running out the door.

"come on!" I yelled as I bolted past my best friend so. I didn't want to miss breakfast. Again.