CHAPTER 1

        (Angela's POV)

                              Three weeks later

     And of course the day I have been waiting for has finally arrived. After going through the day like every other day, because my dear father doesn't like to hear anything about celebrating a birthday, I waited till he was asleep and crawled as quietly as possible to my mom's room. Yes, I know what you're thinking. My mom and dad sleeps in separate rooms. That actually gives me satisfaction because I know he doesn't try to harm her again when she's asleep. Going in, I locked the door and shook my mom awake.

"Mom,mom, get up, we have to go now," I whispered. She wakes up and looks at me sleepily for a while before she got up. "Go where honey?" She asked. "We have to leave this house immediately. I am sick and tired of seeing dad beat you every single day." I told her. "But we can't leave. He's still my husband. Besides, how are we going to survive without any money?" She asked. "Don't worry about that for now, I'd get a job. The important thing is getting you out right now before he beats you to death." I replied "Look sweetheart, I am not going anywhere. I am married to your father and I am going to honour my vows of for better for worse." She said "Really mom? Is this the time to think about your vows? That man doesn't even care about you. He cheats on you in your very own presence, he beats the hell out of you every single day, you get an opportunity to leave and you're still thinking about the vows you took God knows how long ago? Seriously mom, are you still in love with him, hoping he's going to change someday and come running back into your waiting arms, apologizing and maybe even grovel?" I replied angrily "Don't you dare talk to me that way young lady, I am still your mother and I raised you better than that." Mom said, slightly raising her voice. I took a deep breath before trying again "Look, I'm sorry mom, I'm just angry that's all. But if you're not going, that isn't going to stop me. I have been counting down the days for a long time and now that that day has come, I am not letting it slip through my fingers. So are you coming or not?" I asked "What about your education?" Mom asked, ignoring my question. "What about it? I asked. "You know the moment you leave this house, your father won't think twice before cutting you off, right?" "I don't care about his stupid money. All I want is my freedom and yours no matter the price I have to pay. How long do you think we would be alive for if we continue to stay here? Come on mom." I was getting frustrated. "I'm sorry honey, but I am not coming with you." She said. "That's fine then, stay here and continue to suffer. I'm leaving." I replied "Where are you going to go to? Do you have a place to stay?." She asked, worried. I smiled at her and replied, "Don't worry about that mom, I'll be fine. Know this though, I'll be back to get you I promise and when I do, I won't take no for an answer. I am only leaving without you now because I don't have the means to make you comfortable but when I do, I'll come back. Goodbye mom." I gave her a hug and kissed her cheek. Finally, it's time for me to start living my life and I won't let anything stop me because I am going to keep my promise to come back for my mom. I just hope my monster of a father wouldn't beat her to death before then.