"You've been gone for too long,
He shook his head. "No, you're not my mom anymore. Bella is. She loves me."
The woman cocked her head to the side. "No, no she's not," she replied. "You're coming with me. Renee is going to stay and take care of her daughter. You are going home with me. Don't you want to see your Daddy?"
His heart started to hurt and he felt so sad thinking about his dad. He wanted to see him and hug him so bad, but not if he had to leave Bella.
"Yes, I want Daddy," he whispered, "but I'm not going with you. Never again."
Anger flashed across her face and she hit him across the cheek. His hand shot to his face and rubbed the stinging area. His mind whirled and he remembered flashes of the last time she had hit him. Crying on a plane and staring out at the sky. Calling out that he wanted Daddy. Being dragged into an empty bathroom. Being hit when he wouldn't quiet down. Having his pants pulled down when he only cried harder.
He fell down on his bottom, overwhelmed with memories. His mother reached for him again, but he scrambled away.
"No, you can't have me!" he yelled at her.
From nowhere, he felt strong arms wrap around him from behind, forgetting that Renee was in the room. His mother walked slowly towards him and reached out for him. He struggled and tears started to fall.
"No! No! NO!"
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