So I guess I’m going to be staying with Danny – I don’t know for how long though.
The longest I stayed in the same house was four months.
Slowly entering my room, I walked over to my closet and pulled the few pieces of clothing I had from my closet and folding them up into my small suitcase.
I walk into my bathroom and unplug my blow-dryer and my flat iron and place them nicely in my suitcase, along with my hair-ties, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste and the rest of my hair stuff.
Surprisingly, I got everything to fit in my small bag. I then walk over to my bed and shut off my laptop and slide it into the laptop bag that slings over my shoulder.
With a slight smile, I stick Robin into his cat carrier and I sling the laptop bag over my shoulder before gripping the carrier handle with one hand and grabbing the handle to my suitcase with my other.
I turn around slightly to look at my now empty bedroom, the walls bare and a light cream color, the floors were wooden and a dark brown color, to be honest I thought the floor was a lovely color, and it looked lovely.
The small window had the bright sunlight shining through, reflecting off the floor with a slight glare on the wall next to the bed.
The small dresser, once full of my beauty products and help my laptop on the top of it, was now bare.
The large closet that only held a few pieces of clothing was now fully empty.
I shut off the light before taking in a breath – Hopefully this would be my last time walking into this bedroom, into this building.
All the bad memories, nightmares and haunting visions would soon disappear as soon as I left this place.
Or so I hope.
Walking down the steps, I walked carefully because I’m already clumsy, I don’t need to fall down the steps and possibly break a bone.
But knowing my luck I was bound to do so anyway.
Chuckling quietly to myself, I reached the bottom, I was no longer on the steps and I let out a sigh of relief, thankful I didn’t fall.
“Is that all your things?” Danny asks sounding a little disappointed and also curious.
“Yeah, I didn’t have much with me. And I was in and out so much I didn’t see the point in buying a bunch of fancy gadgets or new clothes anyway.” I shrug, sort of not making sense but I swear it made sense in my head.
“Well, I hope you don’t mind me and your new uncles and aunts spoiling you rotten. And even if you did mind, I wouldn’t care because you deserve it all.” He smirks causing my face to redden. I really didn’t like it when people bought me things for no reason. Honestly, I was nothing special and I’ve done nothing to earn anything. I don’t even deserve to be moving in with thee Danny Worsnop. And my new aunts and uncles are the rest of Asking Alexandria and their girlfriends/fiancés.
“Take care of her, Danny, please? She’s been through a lot and really needs a loving home and a family who is actually going to care for her.” Henna pleads to Danny.
“Of course I’ll take care of her. I’ll do everything in my power to keep her safe and happy. I promise that – I swear on my own life.” Danny admits causing a smile to spread upon Henna’s gentle face.
“Thank you, Danny. And Rebel, if you need something, you have my number. Don’t be afraid to call.” I nod at her words.
“Ready to go, kiddo?” Danny smiles and I nod again before giving Henna a soft hug and I follow Danny out into the suns rays.
We both got out to his car and he gently placed Robin’s cage in the backseat along with my laptop bag and my suitcase.
A gentle smile upon his face, he opened the car door for me.
I felt my cheeks burn a little bit and I climbed into his car, not to sound creepy but his car smelt really good.
Like vanilla – And I absolutely adore the smell of vanilla.
I used to own a vanilla scented candle, but the manager of the orphanage, Johnson, felt I was mentally unstable to have sharp things and hot things in my room so he took my candle.
He took my flat-iron too, I didn’t have it for weeks until Henna convinced him that I was perfectly fine and I got my stuff back. Except my candle, he threw it out and I wanted to throw him out… A window.
I clutch the ends of my sleeves on my sweater and Danny climbed into the driver’s seat and he stuck the key into the ignition and started up the car.
I felt my chest jolt slightly at the sudden loud noise.
I wasn’t really used to riding in cars; to be honest I was a bit terrified of cars…
You see, when I was adopted for the third time, we had gotten into an accident due to my siblings at the time, arguing.
Of course, I was blamed for the accident.
I was in the hospital for about three weeks before I was finally released and sent right back to the orphanage.
I had a head concussion, almost killed me.
Apparently I was dead for about seven minutes before I was brought back to life.
Sometimes, I wish I didn’t come back, but of course, I was in a darker state of mind.
No, I never harmed myself, but that didn’t stop the voices in my head trying to get me to do something I’d regret.
During that time, I grew incredibly close to a girl named Samantha, she went by Sam.
She was only a few days older than me, we were pretty close, almost like sisters for about two years before she was adopted and left me behind.
She tried her hardest to talk her adoptive parents into taking me too but at the time I was just too much to handle.
And too this day, I still can’t help but to wonder how Sam is.
If her family is nice to her, if she’s doing well in school, if she’s forgotten about me…
I just really hope her life is going okay.
My anxiety sort of just faded away as I listened to the music softly playing through the speakers of Danny’s car.
I knew this song; it was one of my favorites actually.
Down With The Sickness by Disturbed.
I slowly nodded my head to the music and that seemed to catch Danny’s attention and he smiled as he drove.
He turned it up a bit before he started singing along, hitting every note correctly.
It sounded pretty awesome in my opinion.
The song ended and I couldn’t stop smiling, Danny smiled too.
“You know, me and the band are actually covering this song.” Danny tells me.
“Seriously?” I gasp quietly.
“Yeah, James is currently tracking the drums for it. I can’t wait to finish it to be honest.” He smiles proudly.
“I can’t wait to hear it then.” I smile shyly before shifting my gaze back to the window as I watched the houses and trees fly past us.
The car went silent, besides the sound of the engine and the music playing quietly.
I shifted slightly and looked up at Danny, who was concentrating on the road.
We stopped at a red light and I spoke;
“Are there any other kids in your neighborhood? Like, any my age?” I ask.
“Yeah,” He smiles. “There is a really nice kid that lives across the street from me. He’s an only child, has a very similar style to you. He’s bullied pretty bad though.” Danny sighed.
“How is he bullied?” I ask sounding annoyed. I wasn’t annoyed with Danny; I was annoyed at the fact of bullies – and their existence. I hate bullies with a passion. I’ve stuck up for others many times when I went to the orphanage private school. Kids are just rude and I don’t understand it.
“It’s usually the football players who pick on him. I’m sure you know how most jocks act.” Danny says.
I nod. “What do they do to him? Do they physically hurt him?” I ask slowly.
“Yeah… But he’s a strong boy.” Danny says.
“What’s his name?”
“Andrew, he prefers, Andy though. Like I said, he’s a great kid. Doesn’t have many friends aside from his girlfriend, but according to his parents, his girlfriend isn’t being too friendly to him at the moment either. I think you two will get along.” He says softly.
Andy already sounds like a great guy and I was really excited, yet nervous, to meet him.