He was her mothers coworker. Then he was her superior. He was a friend when there were none. He was a comforting ear, a shoulder to lean on when all she saw was the terrors of assault. And over slow time, as natural as anything, she was his rock, too. Both brandishing troubling issues thanks to their dark pasts, each with perceptive personalities, and far too many secrets that refuse to fade; they go from being strangers, to friends, to... something undefinable. Living conflicted by their feelings, lonely for a supportive companion, and constantly misdefining themselves by the trauma that's happened to them; lines begin to blur and they seem to be getting closer and more reliant on the other. With the question of morality remaining, will they give into each others temptations, or bury it deep away from the dirty looks of society? To lie or love, deny or try, or survive at all? (Warning:This book strives for realism; includes PTSD, VIOLENCE, & other dramatic plots.) Now completed!