Chapter 6

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"Garfield, there's something that you need to know," he said. "I thought she would have told you by now, but I guess"-

"What is it?" Garfield asked.

"Garfield, she was raped in that alley," Dick said.

Garfield mentally put all the signs together and it made sense. For the longest Rachel was reserved and distant. She seemed terrified when she first met him. It took her a long time to relax when he put his hands on her shoulders and when they kissed. 'My poor Rae,' he thought. Garfield stood up from the chair he was sitting in and paced back from side of the room to the other. "How could I? I have to go see her," the man grasped the doorknob.

"I'm not sure that's a good idea," Dick placed his hand on his friend's shoulder. "Kori says she doesn't feel like talking or seeing anybody."

"I just feel like I have to be near her right now," Garfield said. With that said the man left his friend's office and then the police department.


For hours Rachel laid in her bed crying. She couldn't stop thinking about the nightmare that would never cease to haunt her.

"Friend Rachel," Kori lightly knocked on the door. "Please let me in."

"Kori," Rachel croaked. "Please leave me alone."

"But, Rachel," Kori began. "You've been in there for a very very long time."

"I know," Rachel let out a ragged breath as she wiped her tears away for the billionth time with the back of her hand. "I just need to be alone right now."

"Okay, but I'll be in the kitchen making you snack, friend," Kori said hoping to lure her friend out of the room. Her attempt failed, because for another hour Rachel sat in her room crying her eyes out until there were no more tears to escape, instead all the poor woman had were heavy pants from the pain and fear of her terrible experience.

Rachel looked at her reflection in her vanity and she couldn't recognize herself. Inside her reflection she saw herself as a woman with pain and anguish. Before she was attacked she was a woman with spark and sarcastic remarks and now she had changed.

In the living room

Kori was surprised to find Garfield knocking on the door, "Gar?"

"Hi, Kori," the man greeted. "May I see, Rachel?"

"Um, it's really nice to see you, Garfield, but now's not really a good time," the fiery haired woman said.

"Kori, I just have to tell her something," he said. "I have to."

The woman moved to the side allowing Garfield to enter the apartment. The second he entered his attention went to the door he could hear Rachel's quite sobs. The man turned to look at Kori, who gave him the same look. "She's been in there for hours and hasn't eaten," she said while handing him a plate with a sandwich on it. "Could you leave this by her door?"

The man nodded 'yes' and walked to Rachel's door, he lifted his right hand and knocked on her door.

"Kori"-Rachel began but paused when she recognized the voice.

"Rae, It's me," Garfield. "I"-he searched within his mind to find the right words to sooth her, unfortunately he had no luck. So, he decided to search within his heart, "I just came to say that I'm sorry."

Kori had warned him that when she spoke to Rachel through the door she hardly got an answer, but to his surprise he heard-

"But for what you're not the one who"-Rachel said wiping away her tears with the back of her hand.

"I'm sorry about what happened to you long ago and I'm also sorry about what happened today," Garfield said. "I know that you may feel scared and alone, but, Rae, you're not alone," he said as he placed his palm on her door as if it was a way to reach out to the violet haired beauty. When he felt the door opening he moved his hand. Her amethyst colored eyes met his green concerned eyes. She still had a few tears streaming down her face when she slowly moved closer to embrace him.

"Thank you, Gar," she said and then looked at the sandwich, and her stomach growled.

"Kori made this for you," he said with a genuine smile.

Rachel took the sandwich and rather than going back into her room, she walked with Garfield down the hall to the living room. As the woman sat on the couch finishing her sandwich the man went to the kitchen to get her some herbal tea. Kori smiled at the scene.

"Here," Garfield smiled handing her the cup.

When she reached for the cup her fingers lightly touched his and for a second Garfield saw her lips morph into a smile.