TITLE: Five Damn Words
ICON ARTIST: notimetothink
AUTHOR: Kuria Dalmatia
ARCHIVING: My LJ only.
No beta. All mistakes are mine. Standard disclaimers.
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The words were automatic: "I know this is difficult."
For each victim, Elle customized her cadence, her body language, her everything to elicit the best response from the victim. She said them with the appropriate amount of empathy, the tilt of her head just right, leaning forward just so... her hand within easy grasp if the victim so chose to take it.
Elle boasted the highest closure rate in Seattle on sex-offender cases. It was because she knew how to say, I know this is difficult and those victims believed her.
Still, they were five damn words.
And Elle hated saying it every single time.
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