I went to school today and I didn't come home. I went to the nurse in the morning like I do everyday. She checked out the latest damage that mother had done. I met with the principle and next thing I knew I was in a car. I was driving away from the school, away from my home, a way from my mother. I was driving away from the pain, the beatings, the terror, the fear, the hunger, the screams, the abandonment. I was driving away and starting over. I David Pelzer was free at last.