She was a girl from a broken family. A very broken one. Her father had left them when she was young enough to still care but old enough to understand, leaving her to help her mother drag up her younger brothers. If only that was the end of the story. Her father used to visit, using her and her siblings as an excuse to fall back into their lives, drunk, and beat her mother. And the thing that broke her heart was how her mother let him, because she 'loved' him. She never believed in love, and she built so many walls around her that no-one could hurt her, but no-one could make her feel anything either. He wants to be the exception.
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` lena bid a gentle goodbye to her brothers, not wanting to be around when her father came to 'visit'. she couldn't believe how stupid her mother was. she licked her dry lips and looked down at the ground, stuffing her hands into the back-pockets of her jeans as she made her way to the dock. she knew that it was selfish of her to leave the house, but she couldn't take it. her father beat her mother up pretty bad last time, and because she tried to stick up for her, she got beat up too. she sniffled softly as she sat down, crisscrossing her legs as she stared out at the horizon, chewing on her lower lip as she wiped the tears from her eyes. she had such a shitty life. she wanted to run away, get away from it all, but her brothers wouldn't want her to. she fiddled with her fingers as she sat there, listening to the distant sounds of the waves crashing onto the sea bank.