Melani pulled her car expertly into a parking space, and killed the engine. Glancing quickly in the rearview mirror, she could see the school gates looming over the school grounds, once comforting, now ominous, the jaws of a beast that held innumerable bad memories. Memories that were once good, but now held nothing but pain and foreboding.
Sighing, she leaned back in her seat, keeping her hands on her steering wheel.
"Damn it, Jesse..." She muttered, squeezing her eyes shut. All those 'I love you's and 'I'll stay by your side's...nothing but a bunch of half assed lies. Gritting her teeth, Melani let out an enraged shriek, pounding the steering wheel. "You asshole!" To think his kind eyed father would so easily swoop up his son and move. How low could you get? "Liars, liars, LIARS!" As she calmed down, her chest heaving with her breaths, she bit her lip and bit back her tears. "Damn it all..." She muttered again, before yanking the keys out of the ignition and opening the door. Stepping out, she locked the car, threw her keys into her purse, and walked towards the familiar school.
As she stepped into the halls, she pushed her sunglasses up to rest on top of her head, waving and smiling brightly at her friends. Her happiness felt too fake and forced, but no one seemed to notice a difference. Not yet.
As she opened up her locker, her hand slid over her stomach, her fingers curling protectively.
No one knew the secret that she was harboring.