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Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].
"Brothers and sisters in Christ, today we have the pleasure to have the presence of a very special person. And her name is Luna Loud", the servant Robertson said and introduces her. Luna stands up from her seat and salutes the other people that is around her. "Tell us your testimony, Luna. We're going to hear you."
"Thanks, dude", she said and sits down. "Well, my story has everything; scam, pain, shame… But also it has love, faith, and the most important: the power of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Here we go…"
This story develops here, in Royal Woods. My family and I were having a good and quiet life together. Well, not so quiet when you live in a house with nine sisters and one brother.
"Leni! Have you seen my lavender skirt?! I literally need it!" said Lori, screaming.
"No, I don't. Wait! Do you have a lavender skirt?" replied Leni.
Meanwhile, Lola and Lana are fighting again.
"Lana! Give me my doll back!" said Lola, angered.
"And what if I refuse?!" said Lana.
In other room, Lincoln and Lucy are talking about poems.
"Lucy, why don't you try to write a poem about love instead of darkness and death?" asked Lincoln.
"That's how I feel, Lincoln. It's something unavoidable. So I write about it", she answered, as Lincoln face palms.
Meanwhile, Luan is practicing her stand-up comedy jokes using a microphone in her room, while Luna is trying to play her guitar.
"What do prisoners use to call each other? Cell-phones!" Luan said and laughs to herself. "Get it?"
"Luan! Can you please do a little silence? I'm trying to find the melody for a song!" demanded Luna.
"Sorry, sis. But you know that comedy sometimes can be loudly." Luna groans.
"Ok. I'll go to the garage. Obviously here I won't concentrate!" Luna said and walks to the door with her guitar and exits the room. Luan watches her leaving a little concerned. The rocker girl comes to the garage and resumes her practice with her guitar.
I did not use to behave in that way, but that day I was so concentrate to finish that song, because the next day I was going to play it with my bandmates at our high school and I wanted to be successful and popular. Although the real reason was to impress Sam, who at the time was only my friend, but strangely I started to have feelings towards her. I always had interest for men when I was younger, but after I met her something inside of me changed. I began to feel better with women than with men and also I looked women more beautiful than men. Now I understand how deceived I was. But well, back with the story, we finally played the song in front of the rest of our classmates. It was an awesome jam and everybody enjoyed. After we finished and picked up our instruments, she approached to me…
"Hey Luna! We rock up there!" Sam said with glee.
"Yeah, dudette. We did it!" Luna said as both shake hands.
"Hey, Luna. I wanted to ask you; since we don't have any homework to do and we're free, I wanted to know if you want to hang out with me? You know, a girl night", she asked.
"Of course, Sam! I will be proud to hang out with you!" she answered with a smile.
"Cool!" She hugs Luna. "Thanks, Luna! Believe me, you won't regret. See ya later" she said, then breaks the hug and leaves.
After Sam leaves, Luna begins to skip of happiness, with a big grin on her face.
"Yes! She wants to hang out with me! It couldn't be better!" she said to herself.
FOUR HOURS LATER
I got ready for my "date" with Sam. My feelings prevented me to see what I was doing. So I did it anyway. I went with Sam to do many things. We ate at Burpin Burger, looked for some clothes, and even we participated in a karaoke. After that, we walked on the park. And when we sat on a bench, just she and me, I decided to show her my feelings.
"This have been a great night. I really enjoyed being with you, Luna! You rock!" Sam said.
"Thanks, Sam. You as well!" Luna said, as she starts to get nervous. Sam notices this.
"Are you ok?"
"Yes. Is just that… I want to tell you something…"
"Ok. What is it?"
"Look, Sam. Since I met you, I think you are a very nice and beautiful girl, and somehow I developed a crush on you. So now that we're here alone, I wanted to tell you this" she said, then grabs her hand softly. "I… I love you."
Sam glares to Luna confused, but soon she gives a smile to her. "Luna… I didn't know it… Well, you're cute and beautiful as well."
Both get blushed. Then, they start to get close their heads while looking to each other. Finally, they kiss. After a few seconds, they break the kiss.
"I love you, Luna", Sam said, blushed.
"I love you, too", Luna replied, also blushed. They still hold hands.
"Are you gonna tell your parents and siblings about this?" Sam said, softly.
"What do you mean?"
"You know. That you are… a lesbian?
"I don't know if they will receive it good. I'm afraid to tell them and they disagree" she said and looks downwards.
"It's ok. You don't have to."
"What? Are you sure?"
"Yes. We can be a couple in secret. No one must know it. In that way we will avoid teasing and other types of discrimination."
"But if someone starts to suspect?"
Sam touches Luna's face. "No one won't. Don't worry, sweety", she said and kisses her again. "Everything will be alright."
"Ok. I trust you", Luna said, smiling.
They kiss one more time before saying goodbye to each other and going back to their respective houses.
And that's how it began. I started to date her hidden from my family. It seemed to be worked, as nobody was suspecting, the weeks passed, and we were happy. But soon, everything will get worse.
The bell rings and all the students of the high school go to their homes. All except Luna, who goes to the school's gym, where Sam is waiting her.
"Hi, sweety", Sam said and kisses her. "I'm glad you are here."
"Listen, I want to tell you something."
"What is it?"
"It will sound kinda weird, but… I'm still feel attracted to men", Luna said, as she grabs her own left arm, looking downwards.
"Hey, come on. Don't feel bad", Sam said, holding Luna's hands. "Remember that I love you, and I will always help you". Then she kisses her forehead.
"You are right. I have you, my love. I don't have to worry about."
"Yeah. Now, I have something I would like you to taste. Perhaps this makes you feel better."
Then Sam grabs her backpack and opens it. After searching inside of it, she takes out a little bag filled with what appears to be a white powder. Luna begins to suspect about this.
"Ehh… What is that?" she asked.
"Is something called cocaine. When you inhale it, you will feel even better than before. Try a little bit", Sam said.
"I… I don't know, love. It doesn't look appropriate."
"Hey, love. Tell me: Do you love me?" Sam said, glaring to the rock girl.
"Yeah", Luna replied.
"And do you trust me?"
"Yeah", she replied, a little ashamed.
"So, trust me. This will help you feel better. Come on. Try it."
"Ok. If you say so."
The blonde girl gives to Luna a pipette to inhale and puts a little amount of cocaine on her right hand. Luna then inhales through her nose the drug. After one minute, she begins to feel the drug's effects.
"Wow! I feel… stronger and… more relaxed. It's pretty cool", Luna said, under the cocaine's effect.
"Told ya. Want more?" Sam asked.
"Ok, but just a little bit more."
She inhales again another amount of cocaine. Sam follows her later.
In that moment, I became a junkie. All because I just wanted to please my girlfriend. The drug made me feel better, but just for a little time. So I wanted to consume more to feel again that excitement and joy. My addiction soon began to set me apart of my family, and to be closer with Sam. I couldn't realize that I was under the drug control, and also I couldn't see that my family was noticing, specially my brother Lincoln.
ONE WEEK LATER
Luna is inside her room, listening to some rock music, when suddenly Lincoln invites himself in her room.
"Hey Luna!" he said. When she notices him, she frowns.
"What do you want, Lincoln?"
"We're going to see the new episode of The Dream Boat together. Wanna come?"
"No, thanks. I prefer to be here", she answered with a deep and disgusted voice.
Lincoln gets worried. "Are you ok?"
"I'm ok. Why do you ask me stupid questions like that?!"
"Easy! I was just asking."
"Well, now you know it. You can go."
"What's going on with you, Luna? You haven't been you these last days."
"What are you talking about?" she said with an angry face.
"I mean, look at yourself. You've been acting strange and upset. You even don't spend time with us anymore. Is it because you don't want to be with us?" Lincoln said.
Luna gets angry. "I don't know! Who cares if I'm not with my family?! I'm old enough to do whatever I want and to be with whatever person I want!"
"Easy, Luna! Don't get mad!"
"Well, I do! Now, get out of my room, Lincoln! Or I will kick you out by force!"
The boy says nothing. He exits the room, a little hurt due to how bad Luna treated him. The girl meanwhile focus on the music she's listening.
The days passed, and my addiction to cocaine was growing up even more. Also, my relationship with Sam was getting more pervert. We kissed with more passion and we started to touch parts of our body we didn't have to. I believed everything was part of my love towards Sam. It was a good life for me. But one day, all my expectations were about to change, forever…
To be continued…