Summary: J/T, J/P (implied), Rated PG. Kathryn gets abused.
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She must have felt so insignificant, so used. She was curled up in a ball on her bed. I sat down at the edge, far enough away not to disturb her, close enough to reassure her that someone still cared. I wanted revenge for what Tom did to her, but violence wasn't going to get me anywhere.
She stopped crying, but trails of tears still shimmered on her skin. Kathryn moved her head slightly so she could see me...and I could see her bruised face and sad sapphire eyes.
"I hate him," she said. "And I've discovered I love you."