When I was younger my mother told me to never look up at the
sun, I was curious as to why so one day I did, and there in that
split second I was blinded by light, clueless of my surroundings
left only with the noise of my heavy breathing, and beating
heart. I think that's what happened, when I first saw you.
My feet pounded against the cold hard concrete as the shouts of my drunken father sounded behind me. My heart was pounding out of my chest, he yanked my hair, sending me flying to the ground, my bag landed a few feet away from me. He put his foot over my chest, "Nowhere to run now," a smirk formed at his lips as he brought the beer bottle to his lips, he leaned down to my level a pulled out his switch blade, he chuckled, "you deserve this bitch." he said as he sliced a huge gash in my cheek, screams of pain erupted from my chap lips.
He went to slice me again, but i grabbed his foot and pushed it off of me, sending him flying to the ground, I quickly stood up, grabbing my duffle bag and sprinting off again, "you bitch!" he screamed, "I'll find you! And I'll kill you!" Tears streamed down my face, as I continued to run. I looked behind me to see he was gone, I sighed and slowed to a jog as I made it to the bus stop, I quickly got onto to the bus and handed the lady the money and quickly walked toward the back of the bus.
I sat down on an empty seat near the window and let out a sigh of relief as I leaned my head against the window and let a quiet sigh of relief escape my lips. I was safe, for now. Rain started to pour down harder as the bus took off and turned onto the highway. I watched as the rain drops raced down the huge window, and lightning lit up the sky in the distance. I pulled up the hood to my pullover up, and set my duffle bag onto the floor.
I leaned my head back against the window as I drifted off to a dreamless sleep, not knowing where I'd end up, only hoping it'd be far, far away from here.