I stood there motionless,while He touched my breasts.
He said I was pretty and called me closer.
My mom warned me repeatedly to stay away from strangers, but he wasn’t one.
My dad had been staying in His rented house for a few years and his daughters adored me like a sister.
So when I went near him,
He grabbed me from my behind.
My mind went blank, I knew what was going on,
And that it was wrong.
Fear gripped me, leaving me unable to struggle or make a sound,
I was so confused and shocked.
During holidays, I always stayed with my Dad in his house but that was the first time he ever tried to touch me.
I thought he was drunk, it was new year’s eve after all.
Everyone was there just moments ago, but I couldn’t see anyone then.
I was left alone with him in the terrace.
I am so strong, I always thought so.
Nobody could dare mess with me.
But in that moment when I needed myself to do something, to fight;
I could not even utter a single word.
Finally when he released me,
I just ran to my room, locked the door
And pretended it never happened.
I acted like a coward,
After all, I was only 9 yrs old then.