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The Retaliation

Surrounded….
I’m completely surrounded.
But where? Where are you?
The ones who wish to see me hurt, bleeding…. dead.
Where?
Why won’t you show themselves?
Are you scared of retaliation? That I will fight back?
Are you savoring my exaggerated fear? Enjoying the hunt?
I couldn’t fight back, it’s just not possible.
This place is so dark… there is nothing of comfort here.
No one to stand up for me, no one to smile at me.
No one to lie for me, to tell me everything is going to be okay….
Only me.
And only you.
You, who have hurt me before.
Who have hurt my loved ones to spite me.
What did I ever do? Why are you so vicious?
You haunt me.
Glorifying yourself and all you have done.
Your hatred for me is unnatural.
You have gone to lengths previously unimaginable, just to hurt me.
You have scarred my loved ones…
Why?
Why can’t you leave us alone?
Or at least leave others out of it?
They have done nothing to you!
They are the innocent!
Your goal is me, isn’t it?
So leave them alone!
It’s only us here.
How!?
How can you keep on hurting them?
Do I have to keep building walls for you to break down, to protect the ones I love?
Why are you cursing me?
You, who have never experienced this pain!
I cannot continue to watch this happen to those I love…
I will not.
Maybe I can’t stand up for myself…
But I will stand up for those who are precious to me.
I have come to realize something.
You have no power alone.
You only have as much power as I give you.
And I will give you no more.
You, who have tortured me for so long.
You, who have hurt the people I love for a pointless, misguided anger.
No more.
You will NEVER hurt them again.
I will never let anyone suffer as I have.
And you will never have power over me again.
Because I have something worth fighting for.
Something worth protecting.
And you?
You are nothing to me anymore.
This is my revenge: I refuse to hate you.
I refuse to acknowledge you.
I refuse to care.
I will forget about what happened.
You are nothing, and you can no longer hurt anyone.



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