Ralph laughed. “They locked you away because they think you’re crazy.”
Abigail shuddered. Cynthia skipped across the dayroom and embraced her. An attendant in white stood watching. She whispered in Abigail’s ear.
“Don’t let him hurt you. You don’t deserve it.”
Abigail glanced to the side but Ralph was gone.
Had Cynthia seen him?!
No one believed Abigail. They thought her bruises self-caused.
Several nights later, she lay inside her locked room. Ralph appeared over her with his hand raised.
She cried, “Cynthia’s right. I don’t deserve it. I know that now!”
With one final snarl, Ralph dissolved into oblivion.
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