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Slamming the bedroom door I kicked it as hard as I could then screamed at the top of my voice “I hate you, I hate you, I hate all of you.”
Slamming my fist into the door again and again until it was bleeding, I continued to scream my hate at them “you fucking assholes you can not do this to me.”
The door handle twisted as someone tried to get into the room “Annie will you calm down and let me explain” Nigel pleaded from the other side of the door.
Sobbing I sank down onto the floor against the door “explain, explain Nig, explain what, how you are just going to send me away again like those pricks want?”
Nigel sighed so loudly I could hear it from my side of the door “Annie we are not doing it to hurt you, you know that and after today what choice do we have besides Blake assures me that you will be safe there.”
Slamming my head against the door I closed my eyes “safe Nig where is safe for me anymore I mean you know what happened today and that was just me going to the store with Amber and now because of it I am being sent away.”
“Baby girl I made a promise to you after that night remember? I promised that I would do anything in my power to keep you safe so that is what I am doing and it is not like you will be far away, I will come and see you as often as I can I promise.”
Wiping my eyes I stared ahead of me thoughtfully “Nig what will happen if they find me there are you going to send me away again?”
“No I promise baby girl if they find you then they will be taken out” Nigel said pleadingly “fine I will go but keep them away from me.”
There was a sad sigh “alright if that is what you want” Nigel agreed I took a deep breath then let it out “that is what I want so if I am going then I had better pack and you can drive me.”
Once I packed my belongings I opened door to find Nigel still there leaning against the wall “okay I am ready to go” he took my bags from me and started down the stairs while talking to me over his shoulder “why you are there I want you to keep your phone on at all times and stay with Dana and Larry do not go anywhere without them unless I am there” I sighed shaking my head “relax I am not going to do anything stupid Nig.”
When we got downstairs Blake, Kane and Amber was waiting but I ignored them after all they were the ones that convinced Nigel to send me away.
Pushing past them I headed for the door “Bell we are not doing this to get rid of you, we would love to keep you here with us but while we are working or at school you would be here alone and unprotected” I blinked back stinging tears still heading for the door “yes but at least I would have Nig and not be staying with people I hardly know.”
They all sighed as I walked out the door and headed for Nigel’s truck, I wiped at my tears and stifled my sobs as I climbed in and waited for my brother to take me to my safe house or bar if you will.
Dana and Larry were great to be honest and welcomed me into their home but I felt like I had to do something to earn my keep while staying with them so I suggested that I sing for them of a night.
Larry was quick to jump at the offer saying that I was the best thing that had ever happened to his place.
So of a night time I would sing and try to pretend that my life wasn’t as messed up as it was right now.
Larry jumped onto the stage smiling at me while he spoke into the mike “ladies and gentlemen it is my absolute pleasure to introduce a little lady that has quickly become like a daughter for me and my wife Dana, ladies and gentlemen please put your hands together for Annabelle Roberts the best thing to ever happen to this place.”
Handing me the mike he gave me a hug before stepping of the stage, I looked out at the crowd and imagined that I was in my room at home singing to myself as I started to sing.
"My Immortal" By Evanescence

I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of me

You used to captivate me
By your resonating light
Now I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts
My once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away
All the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of me

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me
I've been alone all along

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of me.
 After singing some more I thanked everyone then headed over to the bar to sit and talk to Dana while she served the last of the customers.
As usual Dana sat a coke down in front of me then she leaned across the bar so I could hear her “you girl are amazing” I smiled taking a sip of my coke “thank you that means a lot coming from you” she shook her head “not just me honey but also Larry and every single person in here.”
Blushing from her praise’s I continued to drink my coke while her and Larry continued to hunt the last of the customers out.
When everyone had cleared out I jumped up and grabbed a broom helping Dana to sweep while Larry collected all the empty glasses.
Dana went to a stereo they kept behind the bar and turned it on music came blearing out as Dana started to dance around the floor as she swept, shaking my head and laughing I joined her then we got Larry to join us.
Strong hands slipping around my waist had me squealing in fear until a rough masculine voice spoke into my ear “relax Bell it is just me.”
He wrapped his arms completely around my waist as he swayed against me “so how is it going staying here with Dana and Larry?” I smiled softly at the older couple while twirling around the bar “they are great people and have been great so far to live with.”
Kane lent his chin on my shoulder with his cheek resting against mine “are you still angry that we sent you here?” I sighed then shook my head “I was at first but after being here and thinking clearly I realize that Nigel was right to send me away where no one would think to look for me.”
Kane gave my waist a gentle squeeze then kissed my cheek before moving away to talk to Larry who was again back collecting glasses.
Dana came over close to me while sweeping and after a quick glance in Kane’s direction she spoke softly to me “Kane is a great guy Annabelle but he may not be the right guy for someone as sweet as you and has been hurt as much as you” her voice holding a warning in it.
Looking towards the guy in question I could see the out line of the gun again hidden under his clothes “I know he isn’t and I do not see him like that” Dana patted my shoulder gently “are you sure about that?”
Going back to my sweeping I thought about her question, what did I feel for Kane Morgan, was I scared of him, yes I was without a doubt because he just screamed danger but at the same time he was one of the sweetest guy’s I had met outside of my family and band members but did I have romantic feelings towards him? I didn’t know for sure but maybe I did.

Submitted: April 06, 2011

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