The cops arrived about two minutes too late. Dan and Lotti had gotten away and I was left there bruised and scared. Rick held me tightly until I pulled away from him and walked
off. I had had it with the stress in my life. I walked into the woods and felt my way to my secluded area. It was a place I had found when I had first moved in and now it was mine
and mine alone. As I reached there I sat down and started to wring my hands. I could feel the depression start to set on me, the pain that I pushed into the back of my mind. I
couldn't live this half life any more. I couldn't live without my sight and I didn't want to anymore. Either the doctors were going to come up with something or I would find a way
myself. I wanted to see my children grow up, to be able to see the look in my husband's eyes when he sees me in my wedding dress and I was to the point where I would stop at nothing to get
I felt around on the ground and found a branch. I hefted it and started to beat on a nearby tree. I used all my strength to beat that tree until I had no strength left in me. I fell to my knees on the ground and put my head in my hands. I had finally had enough, and it wasn't my family that pushed me, but myself. I sat there for I don't know how long before I heard a familiar voice screaming my name. I looked around in the direction it was coming and quickly wiped my eyes. I moved quickly through the woods and closer towards my place. I didn't want anyone to find the little spot of mine. As childish as it was, it was my only place to be alone away from it all. All of a sudden the yelling came closer.
"Mara, please Mara where are you?" Georgia's worried voice sounded from about a hundred feet behind me.
I took a deep breath. "Here Geo, I am right over here. I figured you weren't talking to me because of everything that was going on."
She grabbed my hand. "That wasn't it. They were family and I was ashamed of them. I should have stepped in sooner and I am sorry that I didn't. You have always been there for me and at the first shot for me to repay you I turn my back. When Rick called me and told me you just walked off I got so worried. Mara, you mean the world to me and I don't know if I could ever forgive myself if anything happened to you."
I took my hand back snatching it out of her grasp. "You not only turned your back on me, you drew the lines quite clear that even I can see them. Don't worry about it Geo, I will get myself home, but maybe you should get back before the cops think you are in on it too. There is part of me that thinks you are. You know if I didn't know any better I would swear that the reason you came out here was to finish me yourself. I have always felt something off about you Georgia Lynn and now I think I know what it is. So I advise you to step back and disappear before I do tell them you were in on it and tried to kill me. You are just a psycho as the rest of your family."
I heard the crunch of twigs as she stepped forward. I stood my ground and clenched my fists at my sides. I was mad and I wasn't going to back down anymore. I took a step forward and heard a hesitation in her step. I smiled. "That's right Georgia I am not putting up with shit anymore, now you have two choices, you can be a good girl and leave or I can stomp you where you stand. I am done with the games, the lies and the betrayals. All I want is a happy life with my guy and my kids. Why is it that you have something against me anyway, what have I ever done to you?"
She took in a deep breath. "Do you know that six months after you got here while I was having sex with my husband he called me your name. He wanted you, they all want you and I just don't get it. Dan's wife didn't get it either so when he started to go crazy we both decided to egg him on. I mean come on, if we could both see you destroyed it would make us both a bit happier. When he went too far we both felt bad so we covered the medical bills. You are right I was in on it, but not in the way that you would think. I don't like you Mara and that is my problem because, well you are just too damn pretty for your own good. I tried to defile you in some way, but it wasn't possible. I don't know how you do it and it pissed me off to no end. So in the end I sorta got what I want and well from there who knows."
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