Cally and Matt’s divorce reached truly shocking levels of viciousness.
When it was over they were left with a teenage daughter damaged almost beyond repair. Cally woke up first and went humbly to Patti’s room.
It was hard to find words to apologise sufficiently.
“Bit late, Mum.”
“I know that too.”
Cally swallowed the hot bile that rose in her throat. “I dunno babe. Possibly.”
“You’re bigger than him. He always says bad stuff about you.”
“Maybe I deserve it for hurting you.”
“He don’t care about hurting. But maybe I’ll be okay now I know you do…”