180 Seconds Spotlight

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"You didn't let these two guys rape her. They did what they did because they felt entitled. Because they wanted control. Because they were aggressive and awful. Because they wanted to feel some screwed-up sense of manhood. Because...I don't know. Because they had a million kinds of wrong running through them. You did not make them rapists. Kerry did not make them rapists. They were already sick, and Kerry got caught in their path.

He pulls my hand, and I move closer to him. Esben holds eye contact as though I am keeping him from falling apart, and I am fully aware of how reliant he is on me in this moment. It's another first for me. I've never been needed like this, but I can be strong for him.

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