Smack! The surprise blow landed across the right side of my face just as I opened the door. Immensely stinging, right away I closed my hand over the exact spot that had just been hit. Finding the nearest wall behind me I slid down it and sat on the wooden floor, now painted black with the darkness of the moonlight.
Tears immediately welled up in my eyes. I wanted to scream. I didn't know what I did wrong. I didn't even know who had hit me. A voice broke the tearful silence and sp
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