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
"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
The last part came out as barely a whisper and Aleah ignored
her, just wanting to leave Brennan behind and help Kaylee start
** Sorry so short guys!!!