Katie and Eli were never really meant to hang out together. Their parents hated each other. Although they lived in the same apartment complex, they could never talk to one another. Even at school, they had to be separated. But, Katie and Eli would sneak out after their parents fell asleep, and sit on the edge of the neighbors apartment and make up jokes and have fun. Sometimes, they would manage to watch a movie or YT.
And, when it was one of their birthdays, they would bring even MORE snacks and cakes/cupcakes.And, they would decorate the scene a bit. They'd been doing this for the past 4 years! It was nothing new. And, they loved being near one another.
One day, Katie's mom found out about her secret. Katie got punished by being grounded, getting her TV taken, and getting beaten. Katie thought it was super unruly and unfair to be beaten. But, her mother thought otherwise.