The Hurry

“What’s the hurry?” he asked backing me up into the corner.  “Why would you want to leave so soon? 

Jake punched the wall next to my head, but continued to stare into my eyes.  I knew I was in for it, but wasn’t sure how I was going to get out of the situation I was in.  And even though I was expecting this to come, in the back of my mind, I was thinking that surely he would not actually hurt me.  But this was a different scenario. 

He had never raised his voice and he had definitely never scared me before tonight.  The wheels were turning in my mind of how to get out of this situation.  At least Alex knew I was here, but Alex didn’t know any of my reservations about Jake.  I hadn’t yet been sure of how Jake would respond so I had not told her. 

“I have a meeting tonight,” I said, hoping he would let me go, knowing people were waiting for me. 

“I know that’s a lie,” he said hitting the wall again. 

“A soccer meeting.  About the game this weekend.” 

Jake knew our coach would call meetings out of the blue so it wasn’t too abnormal.  But with his erratic behavior, I wasn’t sure. 

“They’ll know if I don’t come with no explanation. 

Jake pulled back just enough to let me by.  I took a deep breath as I slowly moved by and that’s the last thing I remember. 


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