"Dad! No!"Maddy begged her father as he punched Mark.

Maddy Shannon was pregnant at sixteen, and her father had taken the news badly, he was screaming and cussing and her mother was trying to calm him, though Maddy could tell that she was disappointed in her too.

But she would never take back her love for Mark, and he wasn't leaving her and the baby, he was there to ask for her hand in marriage.

"YOU WILL LEAVE AND NEVER SEE MADDY AGAIN! DO YOU HEAR ME!" Her father yelled, but Maddy tried to stop him.

Before she could get to Mark, her father grabbed her and dragged her inside, locking her in her room.

She waited for Mark to come and save her, like any good knight in shining armor.

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It had been three weeks since she told her father of her pregnancy, and she was kept as a prisoner, not even leaving her room except to use the rest room.

And Mark still hadn't come for her!

She would cry every night at the horrible situation, Jim Shannon couldn't just hold her captive like this!

"Daddy, Please, You can't do this to me." She would cry as her father would place a meal on her desk in her room.

"I can do this, and you are staying here, away from Mark, he's evil." It was his most common reply to her.

He would always leave her depressed and in tears, this wasn't right.

The only person outside of her family who saw her was Skye, the girl was often told by her boyfriend, Josh, about Maddy's sadness.

They hadn't really understood that her perpetual happiness made her family happy, so when she was so low like this, they all felt the repercussions.

But Jim Shannon would not allow her out.

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One day as Skye sat with her, Maddy asked her for an interesting few items. Sterile medical packs that medics carried on otg trips.

Why would she need them?

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Maddy cried silently as she packed the small bag. It was very dark, and she was leaving Terra Nova. She just couldn't stay.

After donning her otg clothes and pack, Madyd carefully cradled the tiny unmoving bundle. At least this didn't happen when her sister was around. As she crept out of the window, she looked around one last time.

After three months of imprisonment, it was this that drove her away.

She had no more love for her father, who did this to her, or her mother, who didn't stop. And Screw Mark, he never rescued her!

She closed the window, leaving her plex on her made bed with her last message.

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It was day light now, and the tears never stopped, because she lost everything. Pulling the blanket away, she revealed her aborted baby. It looked tiny and alienish since it only grew a little.

It was after a fight with her father that she felt the insurmountable pain of her child leaving her.

Now she was preparing to bury her child beneath a flowering tree, though a monster would probably dig it up and eat it. Not it, him.

She felt her heart squeeze again and doubled over, collecting the little thing up and holding to her breast bone, rocking slightly.

"I'm so sorry, baby. I could even protect you." She wailed into the air, the noisy nature around her loud.

Had she not been mourning so, she would have seen the young Carnotaurus approaching.

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Jim watched the message on his daughters plex over and over again as they rode in the rover .

She had left, saying she had loved him and her family, but she needed to leave….and now she was out there in a dangerous place, and could be dead.

When he learned Reynolds was coming, well he didn't say anything. The man had the right to look for the woman that was carrying his child. He half expected the boy to punch him. But Reynlds didn't just glared at him before hoping into the first rover.

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Maddy looked over her shoulder and waited for the Carno to attack her. It wasn't big, but still had a nasty set of teeth. It stopped and looked at her, then at the dead child in her hands.

She swallowed her sobs and offered her child to the creature, which took the offered meat and ate like it hadn't had a good meal in a while…Now if it fed of her, if it killed her so she could be with her child, she wouldn't mind it feeding off of her.

But instead it looked at her with large yellow eyes for a time before nuzzling her cheek.

She stared for a moment and collapsed into her sorrow again. It grumbled and bit the sleeve of her shirt tearing a small of fabric off but pulling her to her feet.

He started off, looking back constantly for her to follow, and she did, arms wrapped around herself, trying desperately to hold herself together….but what was left for her to hold?

She had no lover, she cut herself from her family and the colony….and she lost her child.

Now she just focused on where the little creature was taking her.

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"So this is where you were taking me?" Maddy asked in a wet, raspy voice, She had no tears left to cry. In a small cave next to a water fall, Maddy and the Carno huddled down, The scaly thing curling around her and rumbling softly.

He really was still juvenile, he stood upright at Maddy's shoulder, but he still looked strong, at least stronger than her.

But right now, for both of them, it was time to grow up.

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It had been a month since Maddy had left, and Elizabeth would barely even look at her husband, he did this, but she was just as bad, she should have done something.

But now her daughter was gone.

What would she do now?

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Maddy was…coping, she found that she did better in the wild then she thought she would. She was a healer to most of the wild life, dealing with more herbs and things than doctoring, though she has stitched up a small Nykoraptor, the little guy returned to his group the moment the stitches were out.

This position for her gave her the advantage that more creatures would pass her by than attack her. And for whatever reason, Maddy was not as squeamish as she once was. Blood and guts didn't bother her.

But the giant spiders did. The irony, since a large hairy brown spider about the size of a cat had started sticking around. Ever since she feed it once, well it was basically another pet. She named the bug Ursalla, and she was very good for a spider/pet.

But Maddy stopped looking at the accompanying Carno as a pet, in fact he acted as a child around her. Not immature, but rather relying on her as mother.

And she tried her hardest to be a good mom to him, seeing as he had feed on her flesh and blood, she would do everything so that was not in vain. Maddy also named him Hubby, the monster answered to this most often, and it seemed to suit him.

It was in the evening on day when Hubby was stomping in the cave like he did, getting too close to the giant spider. Ursalla started hissing and rushed him, Hubby jumping to the side and edging along the wall to Maddy.

The said girl however was laughing so hard she fell to her side, laughing. For the first time in months, Maddy Shannon was laughing long and loud.

And it felt good!

But for her it was so much more than that. It meant that she would get through this, she would get better.

It was the first light in the darkness for her.

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Seven months of living in the wild, and Maddy was happy again, though she had grown so much. And so had Hubby.

He stood a good three feet taller than her now, his growth spurts causing him to eat more, but it was also an advantage to her. He had become her protector, though she still mothered him, and she could ride him. Ursalla also took to riding on her back during their travels, never staying in the same area.

At the moment they were on the sea cliffs, finding a good place where she built a little shelter for herself in the shadow of a boulder. Her new little family around her.

A rapt calling had her looking around, it sounds small and weak, whatever it was.

She walked around on the rocks, noting how the many Pterosaurs flew around the ocean side, but her attention was now stolen else where.

In a small hallow, Maddy saw a lot of tan and red. It was a small Ornithocheirus, probably a month old at best and dragging his wing. It was defiantly a boy, all the males had this keeled crest at the ends of the beaks, these crests pumped with color during mating season to scare away males and attract females.

So why was he from his nest and hurt so bad?

Maddy reached out and curled her hands around the now struggling creature, but he seemed to stop after several moments, weezing.

He was just too weak to fight her.

Sighing, she started cleaning his wound and rubbing salves on it, him watching her intently.

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Mark sat on the edge of a rock field, trying to pull himself together. He should have refused Taylor when he ordered him to outpost nine, he should have stayed and fought for Maddy….but now….

It had been so long, and they hadn't found anything on her where abouts, though he was holding on the fact that they hadn't found her body. He needed her, he couldn't breath, and he saw her in his dreams even during patrols.

Standing, Mark started walking along the shore, towards the sea cliffs. Just….just walking.

Suddenly the sound of sliding and pebbles at his feet made him look up.

"Maddy?" She was there in front of him and no worse for wear. It took him maybe a second before she was in his arms.

"Mark?"

Shall I continue?