Prologue ____ April's
"Why don't you care for us? For once, can you
please stay home?" I cried to my parents.
They had gotten laid off three months ago, and now
decided to give up and start drinking.
This had been the first time I pleaded with them
while they were still sober. My once caring mother that always
had a warm and comforting glint in her eye, turned to me, her
face emotionless but her eyes burned with guilt.
"Mom…" I whispered, but loud enough for her to
My screaming two year old sister that was upstairs,
started to lose her voice from screaming that long and that loud,
no doubt I'd be the one taking care of her.
My father on the other hand, had always been rough
and gentle all at the same time.
When we got in trouble he scolded us by whipping me
and my sister with a belt. His gentler side didn't come out
often, only when something happened in the family that really got
There had been originally three kids, me being the
oldest at 15, my sister, Jean, only two, and my 13 year old
Kale ran away when my parents first started
drinking. He had come home and saw no one else was home. My
parents were likely at the bar, and I was out grocery
I had come home to a note, it had been crumpled up
for the fact that my parents arrived before I did.
Sorry, was all it said.
I cried for hours that day, yelling and screaming
at my passed out parents for driving him away.
"I'm sorry," was all my mother and father said
before they closed the front door in my face.
Those words brought tears to my eyes.
Now it was my turn to head out of this hell hole,
with my baby sister.
The front door slammed shut, no telling who it
I knew it was my evil step mother, she went
completely nuts when my father left her for yet another woman,
just like he did to my biological mother, but this time he left
me with the bitch.
She had gone completely wacko and I didn't want to
have anything to do with her, she never loved me, even when she
was still with my father.
"Alaine!! Get your butt down here!" Her cry of fury
filled our small house.
I decided I was going to play innocent, even though
I didn't even know what she was yelling at me for.
I opened my bedroom door and skipped down the
hallway, worry free.
Her red face almost matched her hair. The glare in
her eyes the same as a dog with rabies.
"Yes Linda?" I said with a blank expression on my
Her nostrils flared, "What are you still doing
here? It's a school day."
My mouth dropped, "You got to be f***in kidding me!
I hadn't realized that I had screamed till the back
of Linda's hand came across my face.
"You have no right to talk to me that way, and do
you think I'm that stupid little girl!" Her rage decreased a
little bit after slapping me.
"You have no right to hit me!" I got closer to her
and screamed in her face.
"You bet your ass I can." She smiled
What felt like a tear started to make its way to my
chin? I lifted my hand and pulled it away suddenly for it was
warm that I touched.
I brought my hand back up to look at it; there was
blood where I had touched.
Now I was angry.
But soon enough, my fist that was bloody connected
with my step-mom's awful face.
My family, gone,
I stood before a scene that no 15 yr old should
My father, body crippled lay stabbed to death on
the couch, my mom on the floor, also stabbed to death. Little
Emilie was on the floor next to her dolls she must've been
playing with, the cause of her death, blood force trauma to the
head. They even killed my English Mastiff, Shansi!
Tears poured down my face I ran as fast as I could
to the phone.
"911, what is your emergency?" The 911 operator
My sobs were uncontrollable,
The operator's voice came again, "What happened
"My family's all dead! I'm at 4452 Mullen view
Avenue." With that I dropped the phone and broke down in tears,
my legs giving way.
I had sat there for what seemed like forever crying
my eyes out, when the sirens came.
Five police officers filed into my small living
room, their faces calm till they saw the scene.
They didn't do anything so a screamed at the top of
my lungs, "Don't stand there, help them!"
Four of the officers approached my fallen family,
their faces going back to emotionless, there was nothing they can
do. My whole family was gone.
The one officer knelt beside me, "I'm very sorry
for you loss, I really am, but we need you to answer a few
I sighed and took another unnecessary breath to
calm me down, putting my body on autopilot, so I couldn't feel
the pain any longer.
These are the stories of future
They have put up with a lot of stuff to get
where they are now.
April and Jean, will leave their parent's
home and set off for the road, hoping to find their long lost
brother. Haden, he has lost everything. He will end up doing a
stupid mistake in the end, but it will all come around and reward
Alaine will also set off on her own, but
not before she commits something that will have her running from
some people that are very awful.
What will become of these four