Where I End
Pretentious. Arrogant. Condescending. Cruel.
All words I'd used to label him. Exactly what I’d always believed he was. All that changes one spring morning when I realize I don't know the man behind the facade.
Angry. Desperate. Broken. Mine.
All words I use to define him after I interfere. Once our eyes lock, I’m all in. There’s no turning back. I’m determined to save him. What I don't expect is he’ll save me too.
I’m so close to ending my misery. Mere seconds away. Then she stumbles upon our argument, and I change my plans. Even with my entire world burning down around me, she refuses to walk away.
I’ve always been on my own. No one fought for me before. But she does, no matter how much I try to stop her. Once she gets under my skin, I can't let her go, because where I end, she begins.
Content warning for bullying, child abuse, attempted suicide, physical and emotional abuse, sexual assault, and attempted rape.