I’d be lying if I said that had never happened to me. He was still on me when I got to the other side and I don’t remember what I did, but I think I took a swig out of my pool water to hide from his attentions. I don’t remember much about this guy, but I remember all of the times I’ve been up there with him. I don’t remember if I ever ran but I do remember I was always up there.”
“I didn’t think I was gonna see it coming.” It was the first time Kristal could remember hearing such a thing and she almost couldn’t believe what she was hearing. She began to cry.
“I’m not gonna lie I was kinda scared about what was going to happen to me. Then I remembered I was wearing my pajamas and it was raining and she needed me, and I needed her too so I just jumped. It was so funny, like the worst thing could have happened to me, but I was with her and was all wrapped up in my pajamas. So I just jumped in and took off. I told a bunch of people I was crying hysterically. My brain just froze. I just kept saying, “It’s gonna be okay.” I was so caught up in myself. I said it over and over, I swear on my life, I told all my best friends, I told the bar girl. It’s been that way ever since. And that wasn’t the only time.”
( I was told so many times that I should stop crying but I’d just continue trying to tell people. I remember, I remember crying so much before I started asking the questions. I remember crying in the shower)
( I remember a woman’s voice, and it was one I couldn’t forget. But I couldn’t stop crying just to make it stop. What was she planning? Why did she let me go? In the bathroom I felt someone’s hand on my shoulder and I tried to turn my head but his arm went round. What did she want me to do? She said, “I’m coming with you.” As if I could have stopped crying anyway, but I couldn’t. We were going to take off like that and find the nearest bathroom to the pool and get the hell out of there before it came to that.
“You’re going to tell me you didn’t think?”
( I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to look her in the eye again. I have no feeling for her beyond sympathy. Who am I supposed to take for a friend? I don’t know. It’s going to be a really long day. And every day is going to be even longer without my daughter.” ( Kristal is going to be so sorry.
As the clouds rolled in behind a heavy, dark sky, there was no onenot the men or the women