Family Secrets Equals Drama.
.“Chase, I need to tell you something. I’m not sure how you’re going to take it but I have to tell you. I did something a long time ago. It’s not something I am proud of but I need to tell you about what happened. I don’t think I have ever told you about this and it’s not something I want anyone to know. I certainly don’t want our kids to know anything about this either. The thing is something else happened to my father than what I told you. He didn’t die in the war the way I made it sound. There was nothing honorable or brave about his death. I just didn’t want people to know the truth about what happened to him. He was not a good man by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, he was the worst man I have ever met in my life.” Crystal admitted to Chase with a sigh.
Her father had been the most awful person in the world to her. There was no way she could take seeing him anything other than being bad. He had beaten and raped her pretty much her entire life. Crystal had hid so many things in her life due to being humiliated. She never told anyone what she went through because she didn’t want to remember it. She figured if she told anyone that they would judge her for the horrible life she had. She didn’t want to be judged for something she couldn’t control. So she always remained quiet and never took a chance with anyone. “I’m sorry I waited so long to tell you. I just didn’t want to take a chance of someone judging me. I know this is going to be really hard to hear though.” Crystal told her husband as she looked down and sighed.
Crystal looked up slowly not knowing how to word what she wanted to say. She didn’t want him to think she was crazy and that was what she was afraid of. “Please, whatever I tell you don’t let it make you see me any differently than what you do now.” Crystal stated as she got out of her seat and made her way over to where Chase was sitting. She looked up at him and waited for him to let her know that things wouldn’t change for them. “I promise nothing is going to change between us love. I can promise you that. I would never look at you any differently than I do now no matter what you tell me.” Chase told her with a smile as Crystal nodded her head and sighed in relief. She always loved that even when she was super nervous he knew how to make her feel better.
“The thing is my dad was murdered. Actually, I am the one who murdered him. It wasn’t on purpose though. It was in self defense. He had been raping me and hurting me for years. Then he murdered my Aunt who was the best person in the world for me because I got him sent to jail. He almost killed me one night and I told the nurses what he did. They sent him to jail and then sent me to live with my Aunt. When he escaped the first place he came was to my Aunt’s house and he murdered her in front of me. I couldn’t take it after that. I decided that he had to go. I was not going to be raped and abused any longer by him. So I took matters into my own hands. I made sure that he could never hurt me again.” Crystal told Chase as she looked down at the ground.
“I would never ever judge you over something like that Crystal. I really wish that you felt like you could have trusted me this whole time to tell me. I would never think any differently of you for having to protect yourself. I’m so sorry you had to feel like you needed to keep that from me. You aren’t a killer or a bad person just because you protected yourself. You did what you had to do to save your life Crys.” Chase told her as he wrapped his arms around her. Crystal couldn’t believe what was happening right now. She was sure he would be mad at her and not talk to her for a while. This was a reaction she was not expecting. She couldn’t believe that he was holding her and not yelling at her. This was the reaction she was not expecting but so happy that she got.