"I saw you being hugged and groped by Damian a few days ago. I didn't see you trying to stop him." Andrew hissed right in Blair's face.
Blair looked fed up. "Damian is just a friend to me. We don't have any relationship. Sometimes he does joke out loud, but that's what he does to almost all of his friends. And I've only had sex with you this whole time, only with you since that surprise night!" Blair shouted desperately.
Andrew paused and looked at Blair in surprise. "Surprise night? Tch! You didn't even come to me that night! I did it with another girl!"
"W-what do you mean, Andrew?"
"Yes, we did do it the following nights at your house when your mother worked nights. But, on a surprise night two months ago, you didn't show up, and I took my frustration out on another girl!"
Blair felt weak for a moment. "On another girl?" Blair repeated Andrew's words. She just realized that her lover was not really loyal to her.
"Then what do you expect from me?" continued Andrew. "I'm not even sure the baby is mine. You want me to quit school and take responsibility for a baby that isn't mine? You want me to marry you at this age? You're so funny, Blair! You better abort the womb; I don't care if he/she's my child or not. And actually, I also want to tell you, I want us to break up."
Andrew took a step away from Blair.
The girl was still holding the pregnancy test kit in her hand. Blair's hands were tightly clenched, and her body was shaking violently. She didn't want to be toyed with and treated like trash thrown away when she was no longer needed.
Blair ran after Andrew and grabbed Andrew's hand until the boy turned to face Blair.
"What do you want, Bitch? Do you want to embarrass me in front of everyone? You want to scream to everyone that I got you pregnant? Hey, who would believe you? Everyone knows you were born from a prostitute's womb, so you will grow up to be a prostitute too."
Before Blair could think, her hand suddenly moved to slap Andrew's cheek.
Andrew looked down with half his face red.
Blair was surprised by her own courage and strength. Andrew looked angry and rubbed his hot cheeks.
"Listen to me, you bastard!" Blair said. "You could have run away from responsibility for my pregnancy. But, never call my mother a prostitute. You don't know anything about it. She is a great woman. She worked hard from day to night just to educate and raise me! She is an honorable woman."
Andrew pouted. He folded his arms across his chest as he teased Blair.
"You say your mother worked hard day and night to educate you? Honorable women will produce respectable women, not prostitutes like you. I'm becoming more and more convinced that you two are prostitutes. You guys go around sleeping with everyone for a few dollars." Andrew then turned and left Blair without another word.
Blair could no longer stand on her two feet. She fell to her knees in the hot and deserted parking lot. Tears fell from her eyes which felt very hot and heavy.
"How could I be this stupid? I think he loves me because that's what he always says. Why am I so stupid? I never even listened to my mother telling me to stay away from Andrew."
Blair and her mother moved to a small town when Blair was ten years old. They moved after their parents divorced. Blair's father ran off with another woman. Her mother could not return to her parents. Because Blair's mother married without her blessing and got pregnant even before they married at a young age.
"Throughout her life, my mother has always regretted her actions in choosing to run away from home. She followed her feelings of love for a man who became my father. Their marriage did not last long. Because that guy is an asshole. My mother always advised me not to fall in love easily and trust men."
Blair sobbed while squeezing her stomach, which now had a baby. "In a few months, it will get bigger, and I won't be the same person again."
Blair roared alone.
"I think Andrew is a good young man. I was even willing to steal my time and lie to my mother about our relationship. Now, I understand why parents are always right. Because their words come from long life experiences. How stupid am I? But this has all happened."
Blair stood up, wiping her tears. "But Mom must understand my feelings and current situation. There is no one but Mom. I'll go home and tell her everything. Even though Andrew is no longer my hope, at least I still have Mom."
Blair was sitting at the kitchen table with a smug face and tousled hair. During the day, she locked herself in her room, waiting for her mom to come home from work.
The mom put a shopping bag with the supermarket logo in their city. The woman smiled with a tired face and began to take out the contents of the shopping bags one by one.
"I am grateful that I can get a job at the supermarket. Every weekend they always let us bring near expired food for free. Yes, sometimes food that is close to expiration is not always bad. There are still a few more days before it's all gone to waste."
Blair just slumped languidly in the chair in front of her mom. She didn't respond to any of her mother's stories.
"What's the matter with you, honey? You look so tired. Are you sick? Did you have a problem today at school? If it's about payment, I will keep it before it's due. Have a little more patience."
Blair shook her head weakly. Then, she called out to her mom in a sobbing voice.
The mom was surprised because she had never found Blair so sad. Blair is always happy and cheerful, no matter what their circumstances. The mom panicked and immediately sat down next to Blair.
Mother reached out and put her arm around Blair's shoulder. She removed the hair from Blair's forehead and kissed the girl's head affectionately.
"Are you in trouble today? Tell me all. I will definitely listen to it. We'll find a way out together, okay?"
Slowly Blair lifted her head and looked at her mom. The woman looked older than her because she was too tired to work. Even today, the fine lines are increasingly visible on her facial skin. Blair couldn't possibly tell her mother what was wrong when she had just got home from work.
However, Mother's words of comfort gave Blair some hope. Blair believes her mother can understand and understand her current situation no matter how difficult it is.
"Mom," Blair whispered again, holding back a sob.
"If you don't say it, how will I know what your problem is? Then, we will never find a solution." The woman spoke very patiently, as usual.
Blair looked at her mother with some hope that she would accept her. "I am pregnant!" Blair muttered as she pressed her hands into her lap to keep from shaking.
The mother was silent for a moment with an expressionless face, then shook her head slowly. "Do not, Dear. You're not pregnant," the mother said as if to herself.
Blair, with trembling hands, pulled a pregnancy test kit out of her sweater pocket. She showed the mother. "Yes, I'm pregnant, Mom. I just found it today."
In disbelief, the mother grabbed the pregnancy test kit and checked the two red lines. Then the mother turned a cold face towards Blair. The warmth she had displayed in Blair's 17 years now seemed to vanish just because of the two red stripes.
"How did you do that?" Mother's voice hung in the air and was unfinished. "How could you do this to me? How dare you, Blair!"The mother stood up from the chair. She placed one hand on her waist and the other on her throbbing forehead."Mom," Blair whispered frantically.She watched her mother pacing around the dinner table without Blair being able to stop her. "This was just an accident. We didn't do it on purpose. It was just a mistake."Blair's excuse immediately made her mother stop. She turned to Blair with a pair of eyes wide open, filled with anger."This wasn't an accident! It was a mistake, yes, my fault for trusting too much and setting you free. But it's also your fault because you never listen to my words! Why did I raise and give birth to you so hard? Why am I defending your life to have to work so hard? And now you betray me? You have betrayed me!" her mother shouted hysterically."Mom," Blair pleaded. She couldn't believe her mother would be so angry. Blair was sure her
A few weeks later, Blair left the small town where she and her mother had lived all this time. She could take nothing with her besides the clothes attached to her body and the baby in her womb.It was nearing the end of autumn. Blair traveled from one city and town to another. She would only stay in one place for no more than three days.She completely stayed away from the town where her mother and friends lived. She didn't want to be recognized by anyone."I'm now officially homeless and a pregnant teenager," Blair muttered as she snuggled against one of the closed storefronts.She didn't know where she was at the moment. She had just crossed a state where there were still a lot of forests there. She took a truck transporting staples until she arrived at the rest area.After thanking the truck driver, Blair pretended to enter a supermarket not far from the gas station. Blair bought mineral water and some snacks for a low price. She had to save her meager savings.Since becoming homel
Blair tried to run away as fast as her feet could walk."I don't want to get involved in any trouble. I didn't see it. I have to get out of here."Blair had lost too much energy that day from nausea and vomiting too often. She hadn't even eaten the bread and water she had just bought from the convenience store. Just when she thought she had stepped away and headed for the highway to seek help, a man was suddenly blocking her with a dagger in hand."Hey, little girl!" said the man while carrying a dagger still covered in blood. "What are you doing here alone at this time of night?"Blair could only look down to hide her face. They were indeed in a dark area with no lighting. However, a few flashes from the passing vehicles were enough for Blair to see that the dagger was undoubtedly covered in blood.She was terrified and didn't know what to say. Right now, the only thing she could do was be honest. Blair hoped that honesty would save her."I'm just homeless," Blair said quietly."Is t
Blair jolted awake as if waking from a long dream when she opened her eyes. Blair felt her body hurt all over the place. She couldn't even move her hands freely. Blair glanced at her tingling hand. "Where am I?" Blair thought, trying to sit up straight. "Are you awake, Miss? Can you hear my voice?" A nurse suddenly approached and checked Blair's pulse and the pupils in her eyes. Blair felt uncomfortable and scared. She brushed off the nurse's hand and inched away. "Tell me, where am I? What happened to me? And the wolf? Then what about the two men in the rest area?" The image of pieces of skin and flesh torn apart by a huge wolf instantly made Blair nauseous. She could still clearly see the pained face of the man pointing the dagger at her. The nurse tried to calm down when she heard Blair's jumpy and incoherent statement. The nurse was aware of the condition of the patient, who had just woken up from fainting and was traumatized by accident. "Take a bed, Miss. Your condition has
Blair was sick of hearing the whispers and tone of the stranger's voice. She was also disgusted by his condescending and belittling gaze. Blair was sick of all the boys who just wanted her body.Unknowingly, Blair had pushed the man, almost tumbling down the stairs. The underground station is deserted. Blair panicked. She almost screamed when she realized what she had done could result in the man being injured if he did fall down the stairs.Fortunately, the man soon controlled himself. He didn't roll to the bottom of the stairs where he might break his bones. Only the man's violin fell, and he was furious. The man immediately got up to take his violin and headed towards Blair, still frozen with a pale face."Damn little bitch!" cursed the man. "You have ruined my only violin. You have to take responsibility. No matter what happens, you have to pay for it with your body tonight."Holding his broken violin tightly, the man glanced around at the empty state of the station. Blair became
"Miss, it's me!" scolded Axel, who was already standing at the end of the alley while putting on a worried face."Stay away from me!" Blair shouted. "Do not come close! I will scream if you do something bad to me. I knew from the start that you weren't helping me. There are no perfect humans in this world."Blair gasped."I realized that after I became a bum," Blair thought later."Wait, Miss. You must have misunderstood me. I didn't mean to hurt you or want to take advantage of you. But, yes, I did follow you for one reason.""What do you want from me? I have nothing, sir. I don't even have a penny to eat. If what you want is my body, I assure you before making that decision, you will regret it."Blair's voice trembled softly. She was terrified. She tried her best to keep the tears from falling. Blair had to cling to the wall between the two alleys where she was currently hiding."I'm not following you to hurt you but to help you," Axel said in the gentlest tone possible so as not to
Blair has no choice, and she accepts Axel's invitation for dinner. They sat opposite each other on one of the benches with a beautiful view of the river at night. Blair felt a little safe because she wasn't alone. Several other people were also sitting, enjoying the view of the river at night.The corner of Blair's eyes continued to be wary of her surroundings. She found two men dressed in all black who had knocked Blair out of fright. They stood not far from where Axel was."Who are they?" Blair asked. "Your hitman?""They're just my assistants," Axel said calmly. He opened the food bag and handed Blair a sandwich. "Sorry if they scared you earlier."Blair gritted her jaw. She still clearly remembers how two men pointed daggers at her in the rest area for witnessing a murder. At this time, Axel's two assistants also reminded Blair of the two criminals."You can't fool me, Mr. Barney. Tell me, what is your aim?"Axel didn't seem to hear Blair's words. "Are you okay with this? I had th
"What?" Blair shouted in great surprise. She wanted to make sure that what she heard was not wrong.Axel was still sitting comfortably in his chair. He put one foot on top of the other while leaning back confidently."You can stay with me," Axel said very calmly and confidently."Are you crazy?"Blair gulped and stared at Axel in disbelief."How can he say inviting strangers into the house so casually?" thought Blair."Do you actually want something from me? I believe the demand to pay the debt is just an excuse to ask for something more from me. What is your real aim?"Blair was absolutely terrified. She was not ready to hear the confession of the rich man in front of her. Blair didn't want to get involved with anyone right now, let alone influential people."I can live on the streets and survive for myself and the baby in my belly. I can do anything; sing, play music, or whatever. I'm sure I can survive like the rest of the homeless. They have even lived on the streets for a dozen y