I don't own The Covenant.

Kayleigh is portrayed by Lucy Hale and Gabbe (who you'll see next chapter) by Dianna Agron

Prologue: This time, I wasn't coming back

"I don't care Caleb!" I practically screamed at my older brother, "It's my life; I'll do what I want with it!"

"You're not old enough to know what you want!"

"And you are Caleb? You're only a year older than me," my voice had calmed considerably.

"So you're going to through your life away, just like Dad did,"

"It has nothing to do with him, Caleb, so don't bring him into this," I knew in my heart that what I had said was a lie; everything I did was because of Dad.

Maybe they would listen before I ended up like him; that's why I did the things I did, so they would realise that I was falling over the edge.

His eyes hardened, "Do you really think I'm that stupid Kayleigh?"

"Well," I smirked.

He glared at me, "We both know that everything that you do lately is because of him Kayleigh. Ever since Dad went to the Colony house you've withdrawn from everyone, even Reid." My face softened at the mention of my boyfriend, yet still my brother dearest continued, "You play up in class, you get into fights. It's not you Kayleigh,"

"You don't know anything about me. Just leave me alone Caleb," I spit out as I stormed out of the front door.

I made my way towards my dad's old dark blue BMW, having already stashed a couple of bags of my things in there that morning.

This wasn't the first time I'd walked out, but it was the last, because this time, I wasn't coming back. I was leaving Ipswich, for good.