I'm sorry that I haven't written another chapter but I've been back at school so this story is just going to be randomly updated. Hope you like this chapter got any advice or criticism just review. Zoe-Elizabeth

Sarah was much younger than I expected her to be she must be in her late twenties she was also very pretty, her brown hair came down to her shoulders she had a pale oval face with the bluest eyes and rosy cheeks.

I walked into the cramped cream hallway which was scattered with toys and dressing up clothes, the walls were covered in family pictures which were lined up in roes from what I could see it looked like they took one every year, pathetic.

"Oh sorry it's a bit of a mess Sammie I was ment to tidy up today but I ended up helping Ella nit a scarf and then I had to cook dinner." She smiled at me apologetically generally looking sorry as she walked pass me to get into the kitchen and my dad ran up the stairs. I followed her and as soon as I stepped in I smelt the food it was lasagne, my mum used to make it for me all the time when I was little until I was able to cook for myself then she couldn't be bothered to cook anymore because getting high was more important for some reason I felt a lump rise in my throat.

"I hope lasagne is ok your dad said that it's your favourite but you know tastes can change." Sarah looked at me for an answer with her head slightly tilted to the side, pushing the lump down in my throat I replied,

"Yeah it's fine where should I put my bags?" She thought about this for a minuet and then walked out into the hallway and shouted up the stairs, "Mark love where should Sammie put her bags?"

There was a pause for a minuet then my dad said "I'm guessing the guest bedroom it's big enough I think."

Sarah turned back to me and made a gesture for me to follow we walked up the stairs which creaked on pretty much every step. On the landing the first door I could see it had the name "Ella" written on it and then there was the bathroom from which I could hear voices coming from. The next door was left sort of agar and I could see a dresser and a double bed so I'm guessing that's not my room. The guest room was right at the end Sarah opened the door and I stepped inside; it was a small room and had turquoise walls I put down my bag near the bed and sat down.

"I hope this will be ok, I'll leave you to unpack and I'll let you know when dinner is ready." Sarah turned away and shut the door leaving a floral fragrance behind her, that's it I'm stuck here now this is where I'll be spending most of my time for the next six weeks.

The room was simple it had a bed, dresser, mirror and thank God it had a computer. I was about to reach for my bag when my door swung open and a half naked girl with dripping wet strawberry blonde hair came rushing in with a massive grin on her face.

"Hi Sammie I'm Ella welcome to our home I'm so very happy you are here we are going to have loads of fun this summer aren't we!" She hugged me excitedly and was sort of jumping up and down like an over excited puppy of all the things I could have said the only thing I managed to say was,

"Oh my God you're naked." With this pointed out her cheeks turned pink and she was still smiling at me. My dad appeared at the door and was chuckling "Come on Ella I think you've scared Sammie enough, come and finish getting dressed." She tuned on her heal and ran out only leaving little water droplets from where she had stood just moments before.

After we had dinner Ella wouldn't leave me alone and kept flying questions at me like "How old are you?", "Do you like school" and "What's your favourite drink?" It's only when Sarah took her away for her bedtime that I kind of started to relax and wasn't so jumpy. I sat down in the living room where my dad was watching some old movie I sat there and pretended to be watching it when Sarah walked in.

"Well she's asleep at last I've got to tell you Sammie I think Ella has taken a shine to you." She sighed as she sat down on the sofa next to my dad laying her head on his chest looking tired and drained. It was silent for a few minuets when my dad asked me, "So Sammie got any plans for the holidays?" To be honest I hadn't even thought about what I was going to do so I said, "I don't know read I guess and I might even get a Saturday job or something to pass the time." My dad looked kind of shocked at this, "But it's summer you should be going out and enjoying yourself I'm sure Sarah will show you a few fun places to go wont you Sarah." Sarah didn't reply to this she just half nodded with her eyes closed.

I used the excuse that I had not unpacked yet to get me up stairs it was almost half 10 and I was still feeling wide awake. I tried not to make much noise going up the stairs as I didn't want Ella waking up the thought of it scared me, I walked down the hallways and pushed my door open and turned the light on. I grabbed my bag and sat on the bed it sunk lower than I expected it to and I kind of fell over, I unzipped the bag and unpacked and put all of the clothes in the dresser then unpacked my books and put them on the edge of the bed and shoved the bag under the bed. All of the books fell down with a loud thump! "Oh crap" I climbed off of the bed and put the books back on the bed one by one, when I reached the last one I felt something underneath it I turned the book around and there was a note stuck to it. I unfolded it to see my mothers messy hand writing.

Dear Sammie,

I know you are annoyed at me for sending you to your dads for the summer but the thing is I'm not capable of looking after you as much as I love you I just can't do it anymore. I don't have the money to provide for you or buy food for you. Hear is the bottom line I'm not going to make this note long because I haven't got time I'm leaving very soon Sammie and I'm not coming back. You're not going to be staying with your dad for the summer his house will be your new home for as long as you want it to be, don't blame your dad he does not know that I have left a note for him too. Don't be like me Sammie take this chance and don't waste it get a good education and a good job. Maybe we will meet again hunny but focus on your education first and please try and make this work. Don't look for me I don't want to be found. I love you Sammie-Anne Diana O'Neill and that won't change ever.


Mum xx

I had not realised that I was crying so hard that I was shaking. I felt like my chest was going to explode because of this pain I was feeling. I made my way unsteadily to the bed and I just lay their and cried the pain away until I was numb. My mum had left and she wasn't coming back.

Well I'll let you know Sammie is going to meet a boy in the next chapter. Remember to review! =D