Hearing herself seemed to cause the throbbing in her head to grow. What was just early awareness, a mere moment ago was starting to gain momentum. Memories were starting to trickle in like flashcards and she knew the levies would soon break, letting it all just flood in.
“Yeah,” she whispered. Rubbing her temples and starting to feel the floodwaters rush over her toes she almost wished he was there to knock her out again. “Right,” Lily said, remembering Rick had hit her. More than once if remembered correctly.
She could piece together parts of their argument, but not how it began. Only that he kn...
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