Howdy y'all! This is my first story so be easy on me please. Enjoy!
"Mommy can we go to Disney world?" my daughter asked me as we drove on our normal route home. Kate was such a sweetheart, always asking random questions. But she was only three years old after all. I was surprised that she pronounced the words so good.
"We can go to Disney world on Saturday honey." I answered her and she started clapping and screaming at my answer. It amazed me that no matter how many times I took her to Disney world, she still acted like it was the first time when she went back. It was late at night. The clock on the dashboard of my Cadillac was saying 8:03. Being a single mom and a police detective was hard work. I had to take Kate to work with me when preschool was finished. I always tried and succeeded to finish at 7:00 but this time it was a tough case that needed solving. My boss only let me go because of Kate. My train of thoughts were interrupted by my daughter's voice.
'Mommy who was that?" she asked me, her head plastered to her window. I looked at her through my rear view mirror.
"Who honey?" I asked her.
"That woman that was sitting on the road. Mommy she looked weally bad. Can we help her?" I was curious. I wanted to see who Kate was talking about so I pulled over and reversed until she said, "There she is!" I looked to where Kate was pointing and that's when I saw her. She was barely visible making me wonder how Kate had spotted her while I was driving. The girl- well she wasn't a girl, she was a woman. She was beaten badly. Purple bruises coated her face where the car headlights were shining. Kate was right, she did look really bad. I turned to my daughter.
"Kate I'm going to go look at the woman. Don't move. Stay in the car okay?" I told her sternly. I t was 8:30 and the place was extremely dark and I felt very uncomfortable leaving her in the car alone but I couldn't leave this person lying on the sidewalk, helpless.
"Okay mommy." She responded. I stepped out of the car, closing the door quietly as to not frighten the poor woman. I walked slowly towards her. The closer I got the more the bruises showed. Some were purple, some yellow and others different shades of the two. I knelt in front of her and that's when I realized she was crying. Her eyes were closed, one of them swelled shut. I touched her hand trying to get her attention. Her eyes flew open, wide with fear and terror. She started moving away from me. The groan that escaped her mouth was definitely because of the pain she was feeling. I tried to reassure her.
"Hey. It's okay. I'm not gonna hurt you. I'm just here to help. I won't hurt you. It succeeded in getting her to stop moving but the fear in her eyes was still clearly visible. I tried getting her to talk to me.
"What's your name?" she doesn't answer so I speak again. "Well my name is Miley" I hold out my hand waiting for her to return the greeting. Instead, she looked at my hand then back at my face and then her eyes went to the floor. I sighed trying to figure out what to do as I let my hand fall back to my side. I tried talking to her again.
"I'm gonna take you to the hospital so you can get checked out-"
"N-no! He'll find me. H-he'll f-find m-me." She cried out with wide eyes before I could even finish my sentence. I reassured her, telling her that everything would be fine.
"Okay. I won't take you to the hospital." I hesitated on saying the other part of the sentence but I needed to. She needed to be taken care of. "I'll take you home with me." I told her. Her eyes grew wide so I added more to the statement. "You need to be taken care of and you don't wanna go to the hospital. I'm not gonna just leave you here." I said her. She looked at me and I felt something tug at my heart. The innocence in her eyes was so clear. Why would anyone want to hurt such a beautiful, helpless woman? I decided then and there that I wasn't going to let anyone so much as stare at her in the wrong way ever again. I never waited for her response. I gently picked her up careful to avoid hurting her more than she already was and made my way to my car. I opened the car door with my key and place her in the back of the car where Kate was seated.
"Mommy are we gonna take her to the hospuital?" My daughter asked me. I chuckled softly at her mispronunciation of the word hospital but answered her.
"She doesn't wanna go to the hospital sweetie, so we're taking her home." I replied as I strapped myself into the driver's seat and pulled back onto the road.
"Selena." I looked into the rear view mirror almost stunned that she finally said something directly to me but I had no idea what it was.
"What'd you say?" she looked at me then closed her eyes.
"Selena. My name's Selena." She whispered, then her head lolled to the side and I could tell she was out cold.
Viola! my first chapter is complete. hope u like it. review and tell me if u like it or not. Peace out!