overview cast list She gets abused by her father and he doesn't know even though they've been friends for three months. The saddest part is that they're in Middle School. Her father is an alcoholic and every day, she had new bruises she hides from the world. He doesn't know about this until school starts to come to an end and the weather gets very warm. She wears long sleeve shirts and jeans, even if she seems hot. He starts to suspect something so he follows her home after school. He sees her father drink, then disappear into a room. When he comes out, he has her in his grasp. Sadly, her best friend had to witness her as she gets abused. The next day, he says something to her and they start fighting. In the end, she runs off. Will things continue like this? Will he be able to help her? All that be revealed in the future. Name: Mattaya Louise Russo Nicknames: Mattie, Louie, Mattie-Lou(By her grandma) Age: 11 almost 12 Looks: Mattie is short for her age standing at just 4'3.5"(She make sure to include that half an inch if you ask her her height). Her clothes are generally baggy on her because they were bought to 'grow into'. Mattie is under-developed compared to most girls in her the school. She is a good weight for age if not a little under. She's not really lanky due to her height and is more of spindly. Mattie has short hair that's dark brown. It's slightly spiky and is usually very messy because she forgets to comb it. Her hair style is short barely touching her ears and scraping her neck but longer on top so it looks more 'feminine'. She has one dark blue eye with flecks of silver and green in it and one dark brown eye with flecks of hazel and brown in it. Mattie's skin tans pretty well mostly because she spends as much time outside as possible. Even in the winter she has a light tan. her skin has a rosy tint to it especially around her cheeks. Mattie's skin also is sadly usually bruised though she hides it under her clothes. She always seems to have bruises, scrapes, and cuts somewhere. If anyone accidentily sees them she'll put it down to she's clumsy and awkward. Mattie is a tomboy through and through. She has a rough and tough style with a little sporty now and then. She normally wears jeans or camo pants and t-shirts along with a jacket or hoodie of some sort. Picture of Mattie Personality: Mattie is a tough girl who always tries to smile. She doesn't like dwelling on bad things and like to laugh and smile. She loves exploring and playing sports. She also has a vivid imagination. Mattie is pretty bad at arts and crafts stuff. She loves cars and building though. She like her mechanics and woodworking classes at school(Any shop classes really). Mattie is very good at keeping a secret, she ha s a hard time being serious, but if needed she can be. She hides her fear of going home pretty well most of the time though if you walk with her home you notice she gets more nervously chatty the closer she gets because she talks when she's nervous or frightened. She isn't a very graceful person and uses that as an excuse a lot. Short Bio: Mattie's mother had her when she was just 16. Her father a 17 year old delinquent ditched when he heard he had a daughter. Mattie's mother married another man when Mattie was 3. Her mother was diagnosed with bipolar and chronic depression when Mattie was 5 and has severe depressive episodes or mania episodes a lot due to not taking her meds. She spends most of her time in her bed/room unless she's in a mania episode then no one knows what she's gonna do. Her stepfather works odd hours as a store clerk at a convenience store/gas station. Mattie pretty much raised herself and taught herself to cook(Though she's pretty bad at that). She has two stepbrothers who are older then her (15 and 17), they live with their mother most of the time and only visit on some weekends and holidays. Pets: N/A Family: Sterling Matthew Russo (Father) Travis Elliot Sampson (Stepfather) Louise Paula Sampson (Mother) Travis Elliot Sampson Jr. (17, Stepbrother) Maxwell Harley (15, Stepbrother) Extra: Mattie gets chronic migraines that keep her home from school sometimes. Though sometimes her migraines are just an excuse because she's been hurt to badly to make it too school. Other times she'll go to school even if she has a migraine to avoid staying at home. That is only if the migraine is semi-manageable. She refuses to sleep on a bed that has a bed frame because her eldest step brother told her a story of a monster who hid under beds and dragged little girls down into a secret world and ate them whens he was just 5(He was 11). After that she started only sleeping on a mattress on the floor because no one could hide under the bed then. Mattie dragged herself out of bed. She made her bed...sort of...she more of pull the sheets and blankets up over her pillow, everything was still wrinkled it just looked kind of made. She went and searched through her clothes chest, an old toy chest, and yawned. Mattie glanced her arms, she was wearing a tank top and a set of boys super hero boxers to bed. She shook her head, no she couldn't wear a t-shirt today. The middle schooler grabbed a set of woodland camo pants and a long sleeved baseball t-shirt. The baseball shirt was for Max's little league team and was a pass-me-down to Mattie. The team had been called the 'Firebrands'. The shirt was black with orange writing across the front with the team name. On the back was the number 05. The right sleeve had a flame pattern on it. Matties pulled her clothes on and sitting on her bed yanked on a set of old pink converse high tops. Her grandmother had gotten them at GoodWill a few years ago and they were now covered in mud and scraped up...You could barely tell them used to be pink, which made Mattie happy. She grabbed her backpack, a blue mesh Jansport. Her stepfather had insisted on her having a mess backpack so she couldn't 'hide drugs in it'. Mattie made her way to the kitchen of the trailer. It was a nice enough trailer home, small but in OK condition considering the owners. Her stepfather was passed out on the couch. She grabbed a banana in and hurriedly yet quietly left. She started to run once she was out of the trailer to the place where she'd meet her friend so they could walk to school together or take the bus depending on the weather.