I was walking to Zane's house that day, I was going to ask him to come to the bonfire party everyone was talking about.
It was just a party, close to home and everyone from around town was going to be there.
But in that one night my life changed forever.
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I was excited when I rang the doorbell of Zane's front door. Just the thought of seeing him made me happy.
He came to the door and a wide smile spread across his face when he saw me. I couldn't help but smile back at him.
"Hey." he wrapped his arms around my waist to pull me closer and kissed me softly on my lips. After he released me I asked him, "Do you want to go to that bonfire tonight?"
"If you want to go I'll go."
I smiled in excitement, "This is going to be so much fun!"
He smiled back at me and took my hand leading me inside his house.
We spent the rest of the day together. Talking and watching TV together. When it was time to go to the party it was dark out but I felt safe walking there with Zane holding my hand.
When we got there I could see the huge fire surrounded by people laughing, talking and some holding bottles of alcohol.
Zane went over to the cooler and grabbed a beer and started talking to a few of his friends and I spotted Cleo, Emma and Lewis in the crowd.
I walked over to them.
"Hey Rikki!" Cleo said smiling excitedly.
"Hi guys." I looked down and noticed that Cleo and Lewis were holding hands. I couldn't help but feel happy for them after all they went through together with Charlotte.
As the night went on I started to loosen up and have a few drinks.
I hadn't spent much time with Zane but I met a lot of people I didn't know.
I didn't know what time it was but I guessed it was late. I was starting to get worried because I told my dad that I was just going over to Cleo's house for a few hours.
I looked over at Zane nervously but couldn't see him anywhere.
"Excuse me" I said to the blonde guy I had just met, and went to look for Zane.
I had lost count of how many beers I had and was now talking to anyone who would listen.
Things and people were slightly distorted and blurry but I felt great.
A girl came up to me and ran her hand across my chest. I couldn't clearly see her face but I could tell she was blonde.
"Zane, why do you waste your time with that girlfriend of yours?"
From the sound of her voice I could tell it was Miriam. I tried to walk away from her but she grabbed my arm.
"Go away Miriam."
Before I knew it her arms were around my neck and she was kissing me. It took me a few minutes to realise what was happening and I grabbed her waist to pull her away but she took this as a sign that I wanted her.
I couldn't believe what I was seeing!
Zane and Miriam! I couldn't hold back my tears and they came flooding down my cheeks.
I ran away from the crowd of people to try and control my tears but I just cried harder and harder.
"Are you ok?" a voice said coming from behind me.
I turned around quickly to see the blonde guy I was talking to before I went to look for Zane.
From what I remembered from our conversation his name was Jamie.
"It's Rikki right?" he asked curiously.
"Umm yeah," I said trying to wipe away my tears with the back of my hand.
"I saw Zane with that girl. You deserve better than that."
I smiled in reply, "Thanks."
He came to stand beside me and put his arm around me. I suddenly felt uncomfortable but then thought ... If Zane is moving on with Miriam then why shouldn't I with Jamie?
I smiled back at him and let him lead me away from the crowds of the party under his arm.
We stopped walking near some deserted picnic tables. We were very far away from the party now as all I could see was the glow from the fire in the distance.
I sat on the table of the picnic table and rested my feet on the seat. I felt nervous as Jamie placed his hands on my waist and leaned forward to kiss me.
I wished Zane could see this. I wanted to hurt him.
Jamie ran one hand down my hip and placed it on my bare knee.
I started to feel very uncomfortable like this and decided that this was not the way I wanted to hurt Zane. I tried to push him away from me but he was stronger than I expected and pushed his body closer to mine.
"Stop! Get off of me!" I said as I tried with all my strength to push him away.
I raised my hand and tried to use my power to burn him but before I got the chance he grabbed my wrist so hard it hurt "OW!" I shouted.
He was now forcing my body to lie down on the table and I struggled to break free.
I started to scream but he pressed his arm down across my neck choking me.
I struggled as much as I could and somehow managed to get up from the table.
I made a run for it, I was terrified. He grabbed my other wrist and pulled. I screamed in pain, it felt like it was broken. I fell to the ground and he climbed on top of me and ran his hand up my leg.
By his point I was crying as hard as I could and screaming in terror.
He pressed his hand over my mouth to try and stop me from screaming. I knew what he was doing to me and I had no more strength left to fight back so I tried to wait until it was over.
It felt like it forever.
I couldn't stop crying or screaming, even though I knew no one but him could hear me.
Eventually it was over and he left me there alone in the darkness. I was too afraid to move in case he would come back so I just lay there in the cold and the darkness and cried.
I don't know how much time had passed as I lied on the ground but I knew I had to get up.
I got up and walked home. I didn't care about anyone else at the party, Zane, Cleo, Emma or Lewis.
I just wanted to go home. I took a deep breath before I walked through the door.
My dad was waiting there for me, "Where have you been!" he shouted.
I couldn't think of any excuse so I just told him the truth, well part of it anyway.
"I went to the bonfire party down the road."
My father got a better look at me and I could see that he was worried for me. "Are you alright? Did something happen?"
I decided I couldn't tell him what really happened to me so I lied, "I guess I just had too much to drink, I'm really tired dad, you can punish me in the morning." I made my way towards my bedroom.
My dad sighed, "I just wish you told me where you were really going, and next time take it easy on the booze, you're only seventeen." He touched my hair and kissed my forehead before he let me pass by him to get to my bedroom.
I noticed that there was a lot of dirt in my hair and all over my clothes. I looked down at my bruised wrist that I had hidden from my dad. There was a dark purple bruise around my wrist and it still hurt to touch.
I through my aching body down onto my bed and closed my eyes trying to sleep but all I could think about was Jamie's face, how he touched me how he forced me to ... I couldn't think about it anymore, I felt disgusting.
Then I thought of Zane and wished he was here to comfort me, to take away all the pain.
But I would probably never have him back again. He is with Miriam now.