Class Ring

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Danielle Rodriguez
December 6, 2012
Comp I T/TH 11:00 a.m.
Creative Essay
“The Class Ring”
Picture a beautiful, young, loving, smart girl with caring parents and one amazing boyfriend. Now picture that becoming all a lie. Picture a seventeen year old falling in love with a psychopath, and having no clue about the situation. Having your perfect world torn apart right in front of you with no control of stopping it. . Ask Natasha Kennedy just how that happened to her. She was in a picture-perfect relationship with Jayven Ray, her boyfriend of eight months. He gave her everything she could dream of, love, gifts, time, and always had the right words to say. She was infatuated with him, the perfect man was in her grasp and she was not letting go. After he knew just how head over heels she was for him, the loving, caring, perfect Jayven turned into her worse nightmare. He became abusive, controlling, and overbearing. She loved him, so of course she let the situation proceed. She was hoping the old Jayven would come back.

That little glimmer of hope was the reason her life was balancing between life and death. He has his good days, showered her with gifts and showed her affection, but then the next day, he turned around and abused her. She was popular in school and was involved in extracurricular activities, but she stopped everything and became sheltered and depressed. Her parents started noticing the changes and stepped in to get her help and resolve the situation, before it was too late. She broke up with Jayven and cut off all communication with him. She changed her number, moved houses, and even changed her appearance. He always seemed to find a way to contact and bother her. She and her parents had officially given up and called authorities. He was served a restraining order and four months in jail for domestic abuse. In those four months, Natasha graduated high school in 2002 and moved to Melbourne, Florida to attend her dream college.

A month before...