The Life Of Patience

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This story is about a young teenage girl whose mother wants to send her off to a mental hospital because she doesn't want her anymore and more and more Patience refuses to listen. Patience refuses to leave well at least to a home for metal people. She doesn’t have anything against them it just that she doesn't believe that she is mental. Yeah the death of her father broke her but she's not mental. She runs away from home having nowhere to go since her boyfriend is cheating on her. Patience ends of getting lost in the woods to having no clue where she is or where to go. Hours passed when she found herself standing in front of Thorns home. There are consequences for her actions but that doesn't stop her. She loses her family and her not so perfect boyfriend. Nothing could make her life get any worse. Well at least that's what she thought.

Submitted: February 02, 2017

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Submitted: February 02, 2017



Patience P.O.VPhoto-of-a-teenager-girl-with-blue-green-eyes-and-blonde-long-hair.jpg

“Yo. Wake up!” Thorn’s voice woke me from my sleep. I looked over at the clock that he had on his night stand. It read 6:54 and of course it was the weekend so I didn’t usually get up and out of bed until 8:45. There was no way I was going back to bed now. I shooed him away as I climbed out of bed. I looked down to notice that I was wearing a navy blue nighty which was definitely not mine. I rushed to the kitchen where Thorn was making pancakes. I slammed my fist down on the counter.

“What is this?” I asked pinching the silky material between my fingers, not taking my gaze off of him. He stared at me blankly He looking me over…

“You look cute.” He chuckled.

“It’s not funny. You know I hate it when you change my clothes it’s weird!” I practically shoutted.

“Okay. Calm down. I didn’t do it. I had the new maid do it. You were passed out like a rock no one could wake you and your clothes were soaked.” He explained.

“Even better!” I through my hands up into the air. I turned around to walk off before I turned back to him. “Next time just leave me in my clothes please.” I sighed.

I went to the guest bathroom to change and to realize I didn’t have any clothes. I rushed into Thorns room stole a pair of shorts and a small t-shirt which draped down to my thighs. I spotted his keys on the dresser which gave me an idea. I grab them and ran down the stairs, stopping at the kitchen only long enough to put on sneakers and tell Thorn i’m stealing his car for a while. As I open the front door he hollers to me “Not to long...I” I closed the door cutting off the last of what he was saying.


The Flash Back

I arrived home from school earlier than I usually do since there was no traffic which was very rare. I pulled  into my driveway and hopped out of my car. Which just happens to be the better then any jocks car in my school. Not that I'm bragging, No I'm totally bragging. I mean DAMN! images.jpeg

As I walk in the door my mother starts demanding me to go do the chores. Which luckly was only to put away the clean dishes and bring out the trash since we were having guests over for dinner. AGAIN! So first thing I did was bag up all the trash and bring it out to the dumpster. When I got back inside I ran up the stairs into my room and drop my bag on my bed. I take a quick look around my room and only see two or three things on the floor and two dishes on my bed stand. The rest of my room is clean. I grab the dishes and bring them down to the sink to be washed. I quickly roll up my sleeves and start washing the dishes. When i’m halfway done the dishes I hear my phone go off in my pocket.

“Who ever it is, they can wait i’m just about done.” When i’m finally done the dishes I dry off my hands and run back upstairs. I ran back upstairs and pick up the stuff on my floor. I took another look around to make sure there’s nothing I missed. Getting under the covers of my bed I took my phone out of my pocket. No more than fifteen minutes later my mom barged in, hollering at me for not cleaning my room. I tried to explain that to her that I had cleaned my room. She told me my desk and my tv stand had to be cleaned off, which I didn’t get because I picked them up before school. Next she told me I needed to vacuum my room even though I vacuumed only two days ago. When my mom asks me to clean my room she always expects it to be spotless. I’m not even exaggerating. But no matter what I say, she just didn’t care. When I had enough… I worked up the courage to say something back.

“I have done everything that you have asked me to do and more. I am so sick and tired of you bossing me around all the time.”

“Don’t you dare…” I cut her off before she could finish.

“I am done with all the chores! I am done with this shity life that you have forced upon me.! I am done being your little bitch! Heres what I am gonna do: I'm gonna pack my thing and move on out and nothing is going to stop me from doing so.” I shoved past her. I looked through the garage for my extra backpack that I had kept in case this ever happened. I thought that it was a little odd that my mother didn't follow me. I finally found it after 10 minutes of looking and surprisingly my mother didn’t follow me to try and stop me. I rushed to my room and started shoving everything that I would need into my bag. When I was finished I slung my bag over my shoulder and practically ran down the stairs. “Hi” I walked to the closet where I left my shoes before turning back to the men i had said hi to at first not noticing who they are. “Who are you?” I demanded to know.

“ You must be Patience.” I nodded staring at the man.

“And you are?” I asking once more.

“I am Doctor.” I cut him off not wanting to hear more.

“Yeah. I know exactly who you are! Well at least where you came from and what you want. So here’s the deal. I'm gonna grabt my jacket and shoes from the closet there.” I said pointing to the closet. “And when I am all done doing that I am just gonna go ahead and walk right out that door there.” I explained pointing towards our front door. “And you're gonna watch me walk on away out of this shit hole and never come back.” I smiled and started to walk off. I stopped dead in my tracks when my mother turned the corner.

“Sorry to ruin your plans sweetie but you're going to be leaving with those men to never come back. That what you wanted right? To never come back to this and I quote shit hole.” She pointed to the men that were reaching to grab my arms. The older looking one reached out and grabbed my arm but I quickly moved it.

“Don’t touch me!” I thought for a moment how I was gonna get out of this. When I came up with a great Idea I tested it out.“Alright. Ill go.” I walked over to the closet and slipped on my shoes and grabbed my jacket off the shelf and slipped it on. I looked back at my mother, then the two men still standing by the stairs watching me. I looked once again back at my mother and smiled. “Sorry mother. But I must be on my way.” I turned towards the door and ran on outside into the front yard. They was a sudden yank on my bag but i didn't stop running. I couldn’t get the man's grip off my bag. SO I ditched the whole thing all together. They were chasing after me I was sure off it. They weren't gonna stop chasing me until they have got me. I ran and ran with no end until I knew that I was completely safe. Straight into the woods I went.

Patience’s P.O.V

I trudged through the woods not knowing where on Earth I was. I spun around quickly at the sound of twigs snapping. I booked it out of there tripping over a wet log, landing in water and hitting my head, hard. I rushed to my feet and ran some more. Minutes later I found myself on a highway which I was guessing was at the edge of town. I looked around for any signs that would point me in the right direction. But there was none, not even one. I decided to go right and see where it would lead me to. The farther and farther I walked down the road the more and more I recognized where I was going and where I was. 


*Time lapse*


images-2.jpegI stood there in front of Thorns front door just staring at it. Trying to decide if I wanted to knock or not. Five minutes went by when I decided that it would be great idea to knock since those doctor guys could still be looking for me. I knocked twice more before he answered.

“Patience? What are you doing here?” Covering himself more with the sweater he was wearing. Since he was wearing no shirt under it.

“I…” I choked. “I… My mom.” I started to get dizzy. Thorn must have noticed because he grabbed my waist with one hand and my hand with the other like we were a couple about to dance.

“Your head? Its bleeding.” I heard him say.

“I left…” I wasn’t able to finish before I went unconscious




I hopped into his car since mine was still at my house and pulled out my phone to see 14 missed calls and 9 messages all from James. My boyfriend! I looked through the messages which all said things like where are you? We need to talk? And what not. The usual stuff. I threw my phone in the passenger seat and sped out of the parking spot and zoomed on over to James’s. When I arrived I knocked on the door waiting for him to answer. When the door swung open my jaw dropped. There in front of me stood a half naked older women. Who was known as Tina Fray.

Unknown.jpeg“Who are you?” She demanded to know.

“Excuse me! Bitch!” I shoved past her and looked around there were beer bottles on the floor and food every where. Looks like there was a party and he didn't even invite his own girlfriend.

You need to leave!” Tina said trying to push me out the door. I shoved her away from me.

“And you need to put some clothes on!” I walked into the kitchen and the mess in there was even worse than the living room. “James!” I was royally pissed! “James!” I hollered stretching it out.

“God. Tina baby who's at the… door.” He looked up at me and froze in his tracks.

bad boy.jpg“Hello. James.”

. I can explain it's not what you think.”

“Its Patience!” I corrected him even more furious. “You cheated on me? With Tina freaking Fray?”

“Patience sorry. Calm down. Please just let me explain” He started walking towards me. I grabbed a beer bottle off the counter and threw it at him. But just in time he docked. I quickly rushed to grab another one when he rapped his arms around me.

“Let me go!” I demanded.

“No! You need to calm down!” I couldn't slip from his grip. I looked around trying to look for something to help me get away from this man who I thought adored me. I saw that his feet were bare so with a quick lift of my foot I stomped down on his toes. “Ouch!” He said gripping his toes. I looked at him not believe that I actually hurt him for the first time. I watched as he slowly looked up at me. He took a step towards me before raising his hand and slapping me. My cheek burned from the collision. I stood there with a blank face just staring at him. I turned around and slowly walked out of the house trying my best not to show my pain. 

I started the engine of the car and sped out of there now bawling my eyes out. I reached Thorns house and rushed inside. I slammed the door leaning up against it, I slide down to the floor. Moments later Thorn came skipping down the stairs and around the corner. When he saw me he stopped dead in his tracks. “Patience.” I looked up at him and watched as he scanned my face. “What happened.” He rushed over to me lifting me up off the floor. Looking dead into his eyes he slowly lifted his hand to my cheek. With that I flinched at his touch. “What the hell!?” I figured that there was a bruise since his eyes almost popped out of his skull when I flinched away. “Did he do this to you?” I simply just looked down.

“Patience I’ll be back.” He said moving me out of the way of the door so he could leave. He opened the door and walked out. I started to cry once again.

“Thorn please stay.”

“No! I'm not gonna let him get away with this! He hit you.” He opened the car door and got in realizing that I still had the keys. “Patience give me the keys.” He said getting out of the car and walking two steps closer to me.

“No. I want you to stay… Just stay.” I asked trying to stop crying. I walked up to him begging him to stay, stopping two feet away from him. He stared into my eyes as I watched his every move. He threw a little fit and stated, “I’m not gonna let him get away with this you know that right?” I slightly nodded as he gently wrapped his arms around me hugging me close against his chest.


*Times Lapse*


I layed on the couch with Thorn my head on his chest, his hand rubbing little circles into my lower back. I had my eyes closed thinking about anything and everything. When Thorn placed his lips on my forehead kissing it softly, sending a chill through my body. I was almost completely asleep when the words slipped from my lips. “I love you… Thorn.”

“And I love you… My sweet angel. Forever and always.” I heard him reply before I fell asleep.

Thorn’s P.O.V

I held the love of my life close to my chest not wanting to ever let go. I softly kissed her forehead when I heard the soft words of my love, “I love you… Thorn.”

I watched as she cuddled closer to my chest with a smile on my face. “And I love you… My sweet angel. Forever and always.” I carefully removed a strand of hair from her face to get a better look at the girl who I was madly in love with fall asleep.

I watched as she slept silently before falling asleep myself.


I woke up to screaming from Patience who was still asleep. I quickly sat her up and shook her awake which didn't take much. “Patience? Whats wrong? Why are you screaming?” She looked me dead in the eyes without replying. Tears fell down the side of her cheek, which I gently wiped away with my thumb.

She turned in my lap so that she was completely facing me and slowly wrapped her arms around my neck. Slipping her legs behind me. I held her closely and swayed from side to side. My heart broke at the sounds of her crying on my shoulder. I lifted us off the couch and walked into the kitchen noticing that her makeup was smudged on her face. I sat her softly on the counter and pulled away from her grasp. She watched me as I wetted a cloth and brought it up to her face. She hesitated before allowing me to remove the make up.

“I'm sorry.”

“For what?” I asked.

She shrugged her shoulders. “Everything…”

I kissed her forehead once more before pulling her into a hug. When there was a knock at the door.


Patience’s P.O.V

There was a sudden knock at the door. I was hesitant before I jumped off the counter and went to the front door. Looking through the eye hole, I saw James. I quickly fixed my hair opening the door.

“Hey.” I said. He looked sad which broke my heart.

“Patience?” He looked down at his feet.


“Baby. I’m sorry I never meant to hurt you. You know that.” He stopped talking when he saw an angry Thorn standing at my side. “Who are you?” James demanded to know stepping into the house.

“Someone who's gonna kick your ass if that's what you’re asking.” Thorn replied pushing him out of the house.

“You guys no fighting. What do you want James?” I asked shooeing Thorn away.

“I want you back in my life. I want it to be just you and me. No Tina freaking Fray.” I giggled at that last part since that was what I had said to him the night before and gave him a hug.

“Alright I’ll message you later. I love you!” Without replying he walked away. I closed the door giggling to see Thorn staring at me which made me go silent.

“What?” I asked.

“You have got to be kidding me! Please tell me you don’t actually plan on getting back together with that… loser?” Tell me you aren’t that stupid!” He asked.

“I don’t understand.”

“You took him back like nothing even happened.”

“I don’t see the problem. It’s my personal life and why do you care anyways. Were just friends.”

“Why I care? Seriously? I… I’m the one who has alway been there for you. Not him.” I looked away already knowing what he was gonna say. “I’m in love with you Patience. It’s clear that you don’t feel the same way.” (simon from the mortal instruments.) He stepped out of the room leaving me to stand there alone. I waited until I didn’t hear his footsteps anymore.

Thorn’s P.O.V

I stood there one foot up on the steps and my hand balancing me on the railing. I looked over to see Patience watching my every move. I walked up a few more steps, “Damn it!” I rushed over to her and placing my hands up to her cheeks, my lips crashing into hers. She went along with it before I let go. “Sorry!”

I turned around to walk away before I heard my love calling after me. “Don’t be!”

I turned around to face her just in time as she jumped up onto me and kissed me. I carried her to my room kissing her passionately. I broke the kiss by placing her on my bed. She was looking up at me and I was looking down at her. I climbed up onto the bed, laying her down, hovering my body over hers. “I do love you. Don’t ever think otherwise.” She said smiling up at me.


Patience’s P.O.V

I looked into his eyes as he hovered over me. I lifted my arm up to the back of his neck and gently pulled him down onto me, crashing our lips together. We didn’t pull away until we are out of breath. “I love you!” I reassured him. He climbed up off of me and helped me up also. “Do you have any pj’s I can barrow?”

“Yeah in the closet over there.” I left the door open to the closet and stripped down into my bra and underwear slipping a clean pair of shorts on and one of his sweaters. I noticed a laundry basket with clothes in it so I assumed that they were dirty. I plopped the clothes that I was previously wearing into the basket and walked out to see Thorn shirtless, wearing sweat pants, his hands in his pockets. I put my hands on my hips and looked him over. “Damn!” I gawked. He slightly giggle walking over to me. He lifted me off the floor wrapping my legs around him he flopped down on the bed.

“ I love you. Patience.” I kissed his nose. “You should get some rest.”

“We... should get some rest we got school tomorrow.” I climbed off his lap and under the covers  he followed behind me.

“Good Night Patience. Sweet dreams.” Moments later I passed out wrapped up in his arms listening closely to the silent beating of his heart.


Thorn’s P.O.V

I laid there holding her in my arms unable to believe that I was actually here in my bed with the love of my life. I slightly pushed her hair out of her face and kissed her head softly. She lifted her head to look at me through barely opened eyes and kissed me back. We layed there for another half an hour before her phone sang out Me by Empire. She rolled over grabbing her phone off the stand and turning back to towards me asking who was calling.

*“Patience good morning love.”

“Who this?” She asked still almost completely asleep.

“It’s James love." Eww. The love stuff was really getting annoying.

“Heyyyy…” You can tell that she was not interested in talking at this early in the morning or at all.

“I was…” He started to say but she cut him off.

“It’s over!” She said grabbing the phone and without hanging up she threw it across the room. It hit my berrow and broke the mirror that I had. I looked down at her confused. “Sorry... I'll replace that.” She said quikly looking back up at me.

"It's alright." I assured her.


*Time Lapse*

“Good Morning.” I said as I felt her arms slowly slide around my waist, her hands locking infront of me.

“What are you making?” She asked.

“Im making eggs, bacon, pancakes and smoothies.” I replied turning around to face her. I looked into her soft beautiful blue eyes rubbing her arms. "I love you.” She smiled up at me rapping her arms around my neck and lifting her legs up onto my waist. I held her as I place breakfast on the table.

“And I love you.” She said pulling back to look at me. I leaned in slowly and passionately kissed her.

Patience’s P.O.V

“Do you mind if I stay here for a while?” I asked after breaking the awkward silence.

“Yeah I would love that.”

“I need to go home first get some things.”

“Alright. Wanna head out now.”

“That would be great.”

*Skip Car Ride*

We sat in the car just staring at my house it was rather relaxing. I was nervous since i didn’t know if my mother would be home or not. “You ready?” Thorn asked grabbing my hand. I didn’t reply just nodded. He got out of the car and opened my door for me on the other side, taking my hand as I climbed out. "Are you sure about this? We can always..." I cut him off before he could finish.

"If I don't do this now... I don't think I ever will." He didn't reply, just stood there and looked me in the eyes. I nodded slighty reasuring him that I for sure want this. He intertwined his fingers in mine before colsing the car do.

"Okay... Here we ago." I herd him mumble. I took the spear key which I hid under the flower pot that sat beside the door incase I ever lost mine. I tried the knob to see if I would even need the key. Turns out I didn't meaning mom must be home. We walked in silently trying not to make any noise. We looked around ever corner before turning it. 

"Damn... You have a nice house!" Thorn wispered.

Shhh. I hushed him. We walked a few more feet a head reaching the stairs before I heard distance voices coming form the kitchen. I walked silently over to the kitchen door hiding beside it since I didn't dear go it or even peak around the corner, my mom has eyes like a hauk. 

*Kitchen Voices*

"So where's Patience. I would love to see her."

"Oh... yes... ah. She passed away about a year ago." *Fake sobs*

"Oh sorry dear. I am so sorry for loss. If I may ask... ... ...what happened to her?"

*More fake sobs* "A tragic... tragic car accident. You see she was crossing the road and..." She stopped sobbing fakly some more. I was so angry that she would lie about what really happened. Maybe it would harm her big eago to tell the truth. I was so sick of all the lies and the hatred I had to say some. I turned the corner to see my moms head down on the table fake sobbing, taking in all the attention that she wsa getting. 

"Then whaat happened?" I asked. They both shot their heads up and looked at me jaws dropping. "Then what happened?" I asked more harshly. Thorn turned the corner and grabbed my hand.

"Lets just go." He mumbled.

"No!" I all but demanded. "I did not die a year ago as you can see. My mother had fooled you like everyone else that was willing to believe her. I am very much alive like any other in this room. So why don't you tell her the truth? Might as well since your secret is pretty much blow anyways." My "mother" looked between the two of us. I didn't reconize the other woman in the room, who was also looking between mother and I.

"Alright since you don't want to speak up I think I'll do it. You see this is what truely happened. Mother has never wanted me. She convinced doctors that I was mad and needed some help, so she could get rid off me. I came home one day did my chored since we were having guest over, I mean when do we not have any guest. I came from my room to find two doctors here to atreave me. I refused to go with them sice I am not mad. I ran away from home with no where to go. I got lost in the woods for who knows how long. I just bearly made it to Thorns place since I was bleeding out from when I hit my head. I couold have died and my own mother could have cared less." I wipped around and stomped up to my room with a worried Thorn behind me. We entered my room which was exactly the same as when I had left. I rushed to pack some things that I would need: tooth brush and paste, clean clothes to last the week, my make up, shampo, conditionair, body wash. I dropped my bag on the floor when I opened my berrow to see a golden locket with safire stones all around the edges of it. I picked it up, gently opening it to see a picture of me and my father and I folded up $100 that almost didn't fit in the other side. It was the first $100 bill my father had ever brought home from work. We were never always rich, we had to earn our way to get where we are. My father was an inventor he would spend most of his days working on new inventions that he could sell off to make some money to support the family. He was ahving a hard time selling i inventions for good money till one day he came up with an invetions that would help out women across the world. The spin wheel. He came to me one day all exited because he mad an invention that would be extremely helpful. He explained to me that he had to leave that he would be back before I knew it. When he did come back home the next day he brought home the $100 bill and the golden locket. Said that he used all but the 100 dollar bill to buy me the locket to hold it for my birthday. 

"He said that it was a token to show you that all dreams can come true that you need to just believe and work hard." I hadn't realied that my mother had been standing at the door. "I loved your father... and you...I" I cut her off before she could finish.

"No you didn't. You never loved me or dad. You were pissed because you choose to mary him instead of a wealthy mad because you coudn't fallow your dreams with out it. You blammed him for us not being wealthy and you blammed me for not being able to fallow your dream1" I shouted at her completely forgetting we had company. I plopped down onto the floor just balling my eyes out. I felt a hand rubbing on my back. I looked up to see my mother tounching me.

"Thats not true."

"Yes it is your just to afraid to admit it." She went to touch me again but I had already gave her the satisfaction of touchingme once and i wouldn't give it to her again.

"DON'T TOUCH ME!" I scrambled up to my feet, putting the locket in my pocket. I grabben my bag slingging it over my shoulder, grabbing Thorns hand I led us out of that room and out of that house. We didn't speak the whole rid to Thorns house before getting out of the car. I hopped out of the car before Thorn could stop me. I waited for him him to open the door before I walked in, and up to thorn room. "Im gonna shower!" I hallored down to him fro his room shutting the bathroom door. I filled the tub with bubble bath and hopped in before there was a knock at the door.

"It's open." I said. Thorn walked in with a towel placing it on the shelf before sitting next to the tub.

"Hey..." He paused. "Are you alright?" He asked. I just looked at her, tears threatening to fall but I held them bac not wanting to cry one again in front of him. I shook my head no. I started to cry and I couldn't stop it from happening. "Hey, hey, hey. You'll be fine." He wrapped his arms around me holding me close. I complete forgot my surroundings before my phone went off. I slumped back into the tub covering myself and hoping he saw nothing.

"Can you hand me that?" I asked him pointing towards the phone. When he gave it to me I looked at the caller ID it was Sophie an old friend of mine. "Hey sophie whats up?" I asked. Our conversation went on for the next five minutes before I hung up. "Wanna got to a party?" I grabbed the towel and wrapped it around myself.



Authors Note: Need some Ideas on what should happen at the party

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