Reviews for Fire Forged, Fire Scorned
Guest chapter 1 . 12/15/2014
Isabelle, a 16-year-old-girl, had gone to do voluntary work in a retirement house. She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.

As she was walking back home, Isabelle couldn't help seeing the face of one of the retired women, a very nice lady who felt very alone because her children were never visiting her. The innocent girl pondered about making a special party for her because she loved pleasing everyone around her. She was so absorbed in her thoughts that she didn't see a stranger who was hiding in the darkness. Suddenly, a man twice bigger than her threw himself onto her and raped her in the middle of the street.

Isabelle was terrified. For a moment, she believed it was the last time she was ever breathing. When the man left at last, she managed to walked back home and threw herself into her mother's arms, in tears and completely terrified. Her parents drove her to the hospital and called the police so they tried to find the rapist.

The day after, Isabelle was visited by a priest who asked her why she hadn't prayed before going back home. She was surprised and she asked him if praying could have prevented the rape. He told him that yes, of course: good christians are never raped or attacked. When a woman is raped, it means she didn't pray enough. Then Isabelle cried, repented and decided to pray every day so if a rapist ever met her again, he would spare her and rape the following passer-by instead. For the rest of her life, Isabelle prayed every evening and was never raped again, even though rape happened to her girlfriends.
Guest chapter 4 . 7/1/2012
Great work! It felt great to read...it felt like Erin got the character development she deserved. Thank you very much for this experience :)
venG chapter 4 . 7/24/2011
Great story! You've made Erin really in character. I would love to read the continuation.

Thank you!