And yet, for all the rationalizing, there was no “forgive and forget” option for John.
Especially not when his phone buzzed again with a new message:
“I was busy thinking all these thoughts when I received another message on my phone.
‘Want to fool around?’ he asked.
I didn’t know how to tell him that this was a nightmare I hadn’t even considered. It would probably take weeks to scrub that image from my mind, the thought of ‘fooling around’ with someone who had traumatized me.
‘No,’ I said. ‘Have a good life, man.’
I meant it.'”
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