“He hit you again, didn’t he?”, I asked Ela, catching sight of the bruises she had been trying to hide with her scarf. “Why do you put up with it? Just leave him.”
“You don’t understand”, she stated. “If I resist, he will go after my Princess.”
Try as I would, I could never understand. Why did she have to put up with the abuse when she was the only earning member in the family?
That was five years back. Today, her daughter is a software engineer, and Ela lives with her. Maybe she was more empowered than I thought.
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