Red & Blue With Two
For years, Andy Halstead pretended to live the American Dream, hiding her husband's abusive nature by sacrificing her safety and happiness. The night her son witnessed Jim's violence was her wake up call. Resolute to turn her life around for the sake of her children, Andy fled with them. But she knew Jim would head to heaven and hell to find her - remind her that disobeying her vows meant nothing less than her death.
Jim was a brilliant family man: affectionate, encouraging, intelligent, kind, a model dad - Father of the Year material. Jimmy jr. idolised the guy, but he had no reason not to. Sally was too young, had less time to admire him, I supposed. Somehow, I was aware she liked daddy dearest a bit less than her brother. Regardless, they adored him ... and I did too.
"Why did you stay?" El shot up again while wringing her fingers.
I wanted to confess my children, employment status, financial burdens, religious commitment, anything else but "love is blind". Of course, all of those excuses were serious considerations, but after shit hit the fan, I still loved Jim Halstead.
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