Diary of Abuse by a Loved One Chapter 4 Page 8

I found myself going home from the court case emotionally and mentally disturbed. I would just lay in bed motionless and tried ever so hard to go to sleep. But I couldn’t shake off her face. It haunted me. All I saw was deep rooted pain within her sullen eyes; and I also saw parts of my broken self within her. When I was fortunate enough to be able to nod off, I would just wake up in a pool of sweat with the images I had seen at court playing over and over in my mind. To be honest, they weren’t that different from various injuries that I had endured.

As the court case continued the judge one day received a letter informing him that the case had to be postponed as they had found the young woman hanging lifeless in her bedroom. There was a note by her side stating she couldn’t bring herself to keep