we call them stars

we call them stars

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A girl, who has only ever dreamed about going outside of her home town, but her overprotective father won't let her. He doesn't want her to run away like her mother did. In the end she does anyway. Into the arms of a stranger.
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A girl, who has only ever dreamed about going outside of her home town, but her overprotective father won't let her. He doesn't want her to run away like her mother did. In the end she does anyway. Into the arms of a stranger.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Is there anything up there?

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: April 09, 2017

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Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: April 09, 2017

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As I am sat on the bench outside, looking into the inside of a telescope. I wonder, where is the rest of the world? I also wonder if there is anyone like me out there. Yes. I only say this because the love of your life must have some of the same qualities. Mustn't they? Well until I meet some dude who wants to see the outside world and is pretty messed up, I will just have to believe it. As I am thinking this I don't hear my dad come outside. He sneaks up behind me and tickles. I play along with it, even though I haven't' found that joke funny since I was eight. I enjoy knowing that he gets a laugh out of it. Even though I don't. I know that he got depressed for awhile. I went to live with my aunt Sophie while he was "Sad". I only know this because my friends mum, Molly, who is super cool. Told me about it while I was sleeping over. Aunt Sophie freaked out when I told her that I knew what was going on. Also that Molly's mum had told me. She wouldn't let me go over there again for ages. I told her that it was an accident and they both thought I already knew. So I did get to go back there eventually, but Sophie and Mollies mom always talked afterwards, Sophie always talked to me to. I never looked at her the same way. So as I think about this and my dad notices that I have stopped laughing, we both look at the sky. "You thinking about her." Even though I already knew the answer, I just wanted to hear him admit it, instead he says "No." That has been the answer for, I don't even know how long. He would never admit to me that it hurts him, the way she just upped and left. I try to feel bad for him and stuff. At the end of the day I am the only one suffering now. He won't let me go more than twenty miles from where we live, without him or immediate family members. I know that he is scared that I will leave him, but in seven short months I will be going away to university. He doesn't know that I am going to America. I paid for it on his card. He has loads of money, my grandfather was in a car accident, the insurance and the money we got after we sued them. Well that set us up for life. Me and my grandkids. More generations in fact. I will never have to worry about money again. When I say again, while my dad was depressed he stopped working. I had to go round the neighbors and ask if they had any milk and stuff. I tried going to different houses. I didn't want them to know it was that bad. As I think this, I know that we have milk in the fridge right now, three different flavors in fact. As a kid I would have loved the life I have now, my fridge full of milk, my dad with his new girlfriend, about to be a bridesmaid for my aunt Sophie. But that the thing, everybody keeps trying to remake my childhood. The only problem is, that I am not a child anymore. I am a young adult and that means I am not interested in going to the cinema with my dad, it means I want to go to the cinema with my friends. Even though I only have two. Derek and Molly. They are the only people I have ever told about the letter my mom gave me. Not even my dad knows. Which I am sure you are all aware of now, we do not have the best relationship So the only difference between now and then is that my dad thinks that I think that he is okay. Also that he thinks I am now stable. I was never truly unstable, there was a bad moment when I was fourteen. I got a bit drunk with all the lads behind the bins at school. The head principal run him up at work and I couldn't go back to school for to weeks. We moved past that now, so now we are all going to continue living our little lives under the stars. 


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