Abuse

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
A young girl faces her final moments after, alongside her brother, being brutally abused.

Submitted: July 01, 2014

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Abused

A rumbling sounded deep in the villain’s monstrous throat as the smashed glass beneath me crackled under my step. Lumbering clumsily over to me, the devils grin spread over his hideous face, as if traumatising children brought him pride and joy. I clung to my brother’s clammy hand as he discreetly blocked my body with his own. Blood curdling odours washed over me, consuming me in their horrendous cage. Water filled at the corners of my eyes– though what was the after effect of the stench and what was tears I didn’t know… I never did. Blurry shapes invaded my sight as a colossal fist flew towards me as I peered past Percy’s pant leg; it was soon stopped by my brother’s gut as he once again saved me from pain.

 

An hour passed, and still the torturous sound of my brother’s pain filled cries swarmed through my ears. Unfortunately, my vision cleared long ago, and now I was met with the conspicuous sight of Percy being tossed and beaten like a clay rag doll- by my own ‘father’. Strangled shrieks shook the air around me as large, beefy hands clasped tight around Percy’s scar coated neck. Blue in the face, he was released from the beasts grasp and he fell lifeless to the ocean of blood and beer bottles beneath us. Unable to bear it any longer, I launched myself in my father’s path as he went to deliver one more unwanted blow. Pain erupted in my body as a rock hard fist collided brutally with my rib- successfully cracking it in the process. Numbing my mind from the pain, I focussed my thoughts on the titanic beast before me. Were all adults like this? I had never known anything else. Percy and I had apparently been living alone with it for four years…all my life.

 

 // 2 hours later //

 

Red spots began to dance in my eyes, enhancing my vision and lulling me into sleep. My surroundings were unclear- I knew only that I was stationary on my back, smothered in a thick, red substance- blood. A body loomed over me. Shoulders shaking as they were overcome by silent sobs. Salty tears fell sporadically from his eyelids, splattering gently onto my cheeks, merging with the blood gushing like a waterfall from my nose. Focusing my hazy vision on the fragile soul towering over my broken body, realisation dawned on me as I took in the perplexingly messy blond hair and sky blue eyes- Percy!

 

A metallic tastes swarmed in my mouth as I began coughing my lungs out, and blood poured out of my lips. Tentatively raising a hand to caress my brother’s tear stained face, I used the last of my strength in a feeble attempt to soothe my big brother. Grasping my hand gently, a sad, small smile broke out on his face as he opened his mouth to talk.

“Please don’t leave me Emily.” Continuing through his choked tears, he absentmindedly twirled one on my once golden locks through his fingers. “You’re my baby sister. You’re all I have left.” Almost mechanically, the dam broke and the water works came flooding out. A tsunami of tears escaped his eyes as he flung his body protectively over mine- sobbing into my shoulder and clinging helplessly into my bloody T-shirt. While peering down at my no doubt battered face, a wave of sobs raked through his body yet again. Gasping on my final breaths, I stared deep into Percy’s sorrowful eyes. Eyes that held so much pain and torcher; he had seen too much in his nine years… too much.

 

Eventually managing to pause my ragged breathing, and transform it into slow, less frequent gasps, I steadily opened my mouth to talk for what I knew would be the final time. In the knowledge that I had little time remaining- I attempted to compress my feelings into as few words as possible.  In a quiet, raspy voice, I whispered my last few words before drifting off into a pain free sleep.

“Thank you.”


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