Is isn't exactly from him
My step-dad's a cop, and out of anger hits me and pins me against a wall from time to time. I can't take him to court because the law says physical punishment is aloud as long as no marks are left. For years he's been able to do it without leaving a single bruise. Last week when he threw me against my door he hit the side of my arm against it really hard. When he realized how hard it was and that it might leave some evidence he left me alone. Really when he left I kept hitting that spot to make the bruise bigger. Now my arm is black and blue and he thinks it's completely his fault. He's trying to win me over now begging me not to tell anyone.
My boss knows my family can be emotionally abusive and has seen them call me names and mock me. When he saw the marks he said if I ever needed anything that he could get me the propper help from child services. All my managers and two of my friends who I work with also said the same. I just said that I fell, but they assume it's something else. My mom knows about it, and thinks it's from him, but isn't acknowledging it because she also hit me that day and actually did leave a small bruise on the other arm. They've both tried to convince me to cover them up with makeup but they're so dark it still shows through clearly.
I know how horrible and rotten of me it was to do this to them, but I need a way to make the abuse stop. It's not a complete lie though, I guess just more of an exageration. As much as I hate to admit it I kinda like my parents actually treating me good for once. Maybe after I turn 18 I'll tell them.