"L-leave me a-alone Hunter" I stuttered out painfully, while trying to put my last suitcase in the trunk. Hunter merely glared at me, while pushing harder against me. "You thought you could leave me" he sharply bit out, while looking into my eyes. "You thought I would let you go so easily" he growled out, as he made a move to grab my chin. "Mark my words Magnolia, you will never get away from me" he said with cold eyes, gripping my face harder, as tears formed in my eyes. "H-hunter p-please stop, you-you're hurting m-me" I begged, trying to pry his hand from my face. Instead of letting go, he came even closer, putting his face close to my ear. His next words had my legs trembling so hard, I had to lean against the car for support. "Don't forget the promise you made to me Magnolia" he growled out, "you won't be getting away from me that easily" he thundered, before leaning down and placing a kiss on my neck. Shoving me roughly against the trunk one last time he stormed off. I could feel the tears slipping down my face as I dropped to the ground. **** After years of being bullied by her best friends older brother, Maggie Briar decides its time for her to start fresh. With California in her rear view and the University of Washington on her mind, she can't wait to begin this new journey with her best friend Bailey. The only problem? Her past seems to be catching up to her before her new life can even begin. Will she be able to move on from the promises she left behind? Or will her old problems follow her to her new life? Read on to find out.