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"Jupiter… I had to. Your smile was fading each day. Your eyes held a pain that I couldn't stand to see in your face. I held you every day, and every time you left, I burst into tears at what he did to you. We were both parts of the universe… and I couldn't lose part of the universe at the hands of someone who was falling apart. Jupiter I—" She cut me off before I could finish. "Please… don't right now," she begged, and I immediately went silent. I sighed, feeling the room fill with tension I created. I already messed up before it began. I should've dropped it. I should've been quiet. "When I left there… the doctors told me I had broken ribs, bones, and immense internal trauma," she whispered. "I had therapy appointments, court dates, testimonies, and you know who I wished I could talk to all this time?" she asked. "You. "I was angry. Part of me just thought a piece of my mom was left in my dad. I didn't want to let that go. I don't hate him. He had his own demons. But, now that he's gone, I feel free. Like a depressing weight has been lifted. I can laugh again, I can walk again, I can move without feeling those aches. And I couldn't have done it

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...