In the beginning, he watched her every move: who she talked to, her class schedule, what made her laugh. He made sure to be close by when her classes ended, walking her from room to room, gradually staking his claim. They began eating lunch together and eventually, he asked her on a date. The girl found he made her laugh, so she accepted his invitation. Little did she know, the boy was merely a predator stalking his prey.
As they began dating, the boy slowly became more possessive. Initially, the girl did not think of this as being a problem and chose to shrug it off as insecurity. She was a sixteen year old girl and therefore had little experience with relationships. He soon started demanding to know where she was at all times. He would ride by her house in order to get confirmation that she was home like she claimed, also making sure that no one was there that he did not approve of. Eventually, his habits began to irritate the girl beyond belief, forcing her to tell him it was time for a break. However, he would not let go so easily.
The phone rang- it was one of the girl’s friends. The girl was horrified to learn that the boy had been in an accident. She went to see him in the hospital to make sure that he was uninjured. Seeing his situation as an ideal way to get her back, the boy begged her not ...
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...that it would be best to keep the truth to themselves, as it would only hurt people who were already suffering. She asked her mother how she would ever be able to trust another boy again. Her mother assured her that with time, she would find peace and the right person would enter her life when God was ready.
Several years later, she gazed across the beach watching her husband build a sandcastle with her two children. Discomfort lived with her daily, as she still walked with a slight limp. Through all the pain and suffering, she still felt like the luckiest woman in the world. Although she desperately tried to block all thoughts of the accident, her mind couldn’t help but wander back to the tragic day from time to time. In the end, she thanked the boy for what he put her through, for without living with him through his nightmare, she wouldn’t have found her fairytale.
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