Lilies Last Forever



Lilies Last Forever

“Diiiiiiing Dong!”
Lily’s eyes slowly fluttered open. She glanced at the alarm clock, which said 11:39 a.m. Getting out of bed, walking slowly down the carpeted stairs which tickled her tired feet a little, and rubbing the sleep out of her eyes, Lily went to the door. When she opened it, nobody was there. She could feel the morning breeze lightly dancing on her face and the bright sun stinging her eyes. She started back up the soft stairs now comfortable to her feet, thinking she could have just been hearing things, after all she was still hazy from waking up. She reached the top when there was a loud knock at the back door. She definitely heard this one. She ran down the stairs and not even 30 seconds later flung open the door and no one was there. By now she was annoyed.
Lily went up the stairs again and checked in her mom’s room but she wasn’t there. She looked in her sister’s room but she wasn’t there either. Lily wondered what day it was and realized it was Saturday. That means that there is no work for her mother and no school for her sister, so she wondered where they were. Lily wandered down the same flight of stairs and looked in the garage and saw that her mother’s car was there. She was a little confused now but she went into the kitchen and put on a pot of coffee. As it brewed, she dialed her best friend Mike’s cell phone because it was always on.
“Hello?” a male raspy voice answered.
“Hi Mike, it’s me.”
“Hey. How is everything since yesterday?”
This question triggered Lily’s remembrance of yesterday.
It was early afternoon and Lily came home for lunch. She never does this but on this particular day she forgot something and decided to come home to retrieve it. Her father was home and was in the kitchen. She said hello but he didn’t respond. She went up to her room and grabbed her cell phone. She went to her parent’s room and reached for the doorknob and it wouldn’t turn, it was locked. She went downstairs to see her dad. When she got there, she looked and saw that he had blood all over his hands. Lily freaked out and asked what happened. No words came from his lips, just a sudden thrust of his hand in the shape of a fist slammed into the wall. Fear flooded over her body and tears clouded her eyes. She was thinking he killed her mother because he had been thinking that she was having an affair, which was not true. But he has totally lost it right now.
Lily crouched in the corner by the front door. Waiting for some resolution. Thinking this was only a dream. Wondering when she would wake up. Fearing for her own life. Realizing, lastly, that she needed to get out of there. She went to Mike’s house first because she really wasn’t that close to her family. Plus she needed Mike’s advice. She walked to the front door looking at her reflection in the glass and saw her mascara streaked face. She wiped it quickly and knocked and knocked and knocked but he never answered. This just added to her pain and frustration but at least she had Bill and his girlfriend Alex. She went over to his house and he answered the door. Lily just collapsed in his arms and Alex came running from the other room because she could hear the sobs. She embraced her too and they sat down and listened attentively to their distraught friend. Alex went to the kitchen and made her some tea so it would calm her down a little. When Lily was feeling a little better, she left.
She still didn’t want to go home yet so she went to Mike’s again. This time he was home. Again she told her story. He comforted her and told her to move out. He didn’t want Lily at her home because he constantly told her that her dad was a psycho. He wanted her to just leave her family. He always told her this kind of stuff. After his little pep talk