You sound like a 'Bella'.
Lets go put myself at risk, oh wait, I have friends to back me up!
You are extremely lucky. Dont take this the wrong way but while reading your story all I could think of was the typical high school princess. I didnt read the topic as dangerous situations I like to stupidly place myself in.
To OP, you are amazing. It truly takes some resiliense to survive that abuse.