Aleah pulled up to the house her best friend shared with Brennan. She eyed the shabby dwelling as she exited her car and walked up the path to the front door. She sighed when she heard soft sobs coming through the door. Aleah tried the knob but realized that it was locked and reached above the door to where Kaylee had hidden an extra house key without Brennan knowing so in situations like this, Aleah could come to the rescue.
She unlocked the door and her heart ached when she saw Kaylee laying on the floor, completely naked, shaking. Aleah rushed to her side, not even bothering to look in Brennan’s direction when he rolled and grunted. Kaylee jumped when she felt hands on her arm. Relief washed over her when she looked into the tear filled eyes of Aleah.
“I’m so sorry Aleah!” Kaylee cried, burying her face into Aleah’s shoulder.
“Kay, it’s not your fault! Don’t blame yourself for what that asshole does to you.”
Kaylee just cried into her friend’s shoulder, while Aleah held her, attempting to comfort her. Brennan shifted again, this time making Aleah slightly uncomfortable.
“Kaylee, I am going to get you out of here.”
Aleah reached up and released Kaylee’s wrists from tight bind of the belt. When she was free, Kaylee wrapped her arms around her body and curled into the fetal position. Aleah rubbed her back for a few moments before standing to pack some of Kaylee’s things. She rushed into Brennan and Kaylee’s bedroom, heading straight for the closet where Kaylee kept a suitcase packed and hidden thanks to Aleah’s constant insistence. Aleah grabbed the suitcase and another shirt, as she remembered seeing the torn blouse that laid next to Kaylee’s trembling form. She shook the image from her head and hurried back to Kaylee, who had managed to stand by herself and redress except for a shirt. She stood awkwardly staring down at Brennan’s unconscious form.
“Here, put this on.” Aleah handed Kaylee the shirt she grabbed and nudged Kaylee toward the door. Kaylee put the shirt on and allowed Aleah to lead her from the house, hugging herself the whole way. She got in and as soon as Aleah got into the driver’s seat, she spoke.
“He said he loved me. He wanted to get married. I loved him.”
The last part came out as barely a whisper and Aleah ignored her, just wanting to leave Brennan behind and help Kaylee start over.
** Sorry so short guys!!!