"Tess, are you sure you're right to be here?" Brenda asked a few months later.
Tess nodded taking Riley's hand.
" Ben didn't get charged," Tess whispered
"You're safe, I'm here," Riley said rubbing her back.
Tess forced a smile at Riley who had beed nothing but the perfect fiancé.
"I'm scared he'll hurt me again. It sound crazy, right?" Tess whispered avoiding Riley's eyes.
"None of this is your fault," Brenda said.
Riley put an arm around Tess's shoulder.
"I should have been there to protect you," Riley said.
Tess glanced at Riley.
"I don't bl