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i don’t know what you would have done, nothing really happened so nothing would be the appropriate response you threatened to kill him burn him beat him even though he barely touched me he failed to touch me in any way he could have wanted i was fine because nothing happened because he failed because i didn’t say anything because i was more worried about his size and his friend egging him on than his face i couldn’t read your expression but i could almost feel how you pushed the anger down feel the heat of your anger dripping into the words i’d never seen you angry before much less over me and my panic wasn’t for meant you i didn’t need your pity i didn’t need you to worry i didn’t need you to know if you treated me like i was fragile i might snap in two and pierce you with my sharp edges as you dropped me you might ignore the fact that i was okay as an excuse to rage against a system we knew was broken what you hadn’t heard was how i shoved past him out of the cage against the lockers past the eyes and hands past the friends who laughed at him as his shoulder hit the lockers and i ran how i had escaped safely with only their words their war cries of bitchslutwhoreprudedyke trailing behind me no knights needed just one where i could sleep