Arabella's Last Diary Entry

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
Arabella has suffered a lifetime of abuse, when she finally tells her new friend alex about it they decide to go to the police whether this happens or not you will just have to read for yourself..

Submitted: August 23, 2012

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ALEX - She walks through school with her head down, she is shy and quiet. She sits alone in class I guess maybe she hopes no one will notice her…. But what she doesn’t know is that I noticed her that first day, walking around attempting to be invisible and maybe she would’ve succeeded if she wasn’t so god damn beautiful. She has medium length brown hair that has all different shades, I cant help but wonder is she knows just how stunning she is. She walks past me, small white cords dangle from her long pale white neck, she has headphones in, carrying in her tiny hands is her phone that she wont stop staring at. Though she looks up for a second and I catch a glimpse of these huge blue eyes, they are breath taking…. But there is something about them that looks almost dead.

 

ARABELLA -Im walking through this new place im trying to get a grip. This is all new to me, its all so strange. I don’t know any of these people but they all seem to know me. I think to myself if I act invisible I wont be noticed but man am I wrong. I walk into my first class everyone stops to stare before asking me a thousand questions that I don’t want to answer. No one here needs to know what has happened to me, what ive been through.  No one needs to know the stories of abuse....

 

ALEX - She sits down, her hair covers her face, even covered she still manages to look so gorgeous. The teacher is talking but I cant understand what he is saying everything else has stopped there is only her I don’t know what it is but it seems that she is all I want.

NARATOR -  Arabella slowly adjusts to this new place, hell she even finds a friend in a tall handsome football player, Alex. 

ALEX- Its dark and cold out probably 3am, she is at my window begging me to let her in. I open the window and she climbs through, she is drenched but thats not the only thing she is also black and blue. I offer her the shower, she jumps at the oppertunity to get warm, whilst she showers i grab a pair of track pants and a hoodie if nothing else atleast these would keep her warm. 15 minutes pass, my head is screaming, i want to know if shes okay i want to know what happened, why is she bruised and cut like that? She walks into my room and is standing in my door way, her hair is pulled back and now i see her whole face, the black eye, the cut lip and swollen cheeks. Instinctivly i walk over to hold her, to give her comfort but as soon as i inch close she pulls away. I tell her not to worry, that everything is okay. She falls into my arms, and tears are running down her cheeks. For the next hour or so she sits there in m arms, she finally manages to speak and she tells me what has been going on. She tells me of the gruesome violence, and the drunken attacks, she tells me of her struggle and she tells me that she was raped. I hold her for awhile, i run my fingers through her hair and she looks up at me, those same blue eyes i saw the very first day, and she kisses me.

The next day....

NARATOR- Its early sunday morning, two days after Arabella showed up at Alex's house at 3am. The police have discovered the body of young girl, floating in the river. Her face was so badly bruised the police could barley make an ID, if it hadnt been for the charm braclet she was wearing no one wouldve none that it was Arabella. Both her wrists were slit, police concluded that the girl commited suicide. 

NARATOR-its Monday morning and Alex is sitting in class and she is no where to be seen, she is now ‘his’ he knows every secret and has seen evry part of her body. He is distressing when he cant find her. School is almost over, his friends tell him not to worry but he knows better… then the announcement is made “Arabella Marie has passed away” He punches the door and falls to his knees, he hold his hand to his chest, his heart is breaking. This is a girl whom he had gotten so close to, she had up boundaries and he broke through them. She knew him better than anyone. How could she be gone/ The boy goes to her house, her mother answers the door, her eyes wrecked with tears. She says nothing and the boy walks inside. He points to his girls room the mother nods. He makes his way up to her room and sits on her bed, he see's Arabella's diary he reads over the first 30 pages quickly scanning them, its all about him funny enough.... then he gets to the last entry and it reads.

“Dear diary, i cant keep up this charade any longer. The abuse is tearing me apart, i can barley stand to breathe. Friday night the attack was brutal, i was in the shower when he made his apperance, he ripped me out by hair and statrted beating on me. I tried to scream but what was the point no one would hear. He punched and kicked me, my body was numb, i guess i blacked out because when i opened my eyes again he was gone and there was blood everywhere. I didnt know what to do so i went to Alex's house. I dont how he came to be in my life but here he is. He makes me feel so safe, when im with him everything is easy.  For the first time in soo long felt safe. I told him everything, i told him of the abuse and the rapes and the beating, he just held me there, comforting me. We are suppose to go to the police station first thing tomorrow, but i cant do it. I know he doesnt mean to hurt me and he always says he's sorry, i just cant tell on him. So diary tonight is final entry, in my last words i say 'I love you Alex"

Tears are streaming down his face. Days pass, months go by, everything reminds him of her....until one day he just can not take it anymore and with a picture of Arabella police find him with slit wrists in a bath tub, with a note that reads "if i can not be with her in life, then i shall be with her in death."


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