Pattie nodded in agreement, although rather quietly, a hint of shame in her eyes as she decided to speak. George was right in his point, but she couldn’t help the feeling of betraying her mother by letting someone know. It was as if they were all pretending it did not happen, in the first place."He’s-" she began, but made a pause, feeling a little hesitant. It was much too tempting to speak it out and get that weight off her shoulders for once, even with the guilt that came with it. "He’s violent, George…"
George could feel his ears stir at the word.