An Enduring Bond
Lucia struggled to contain her emotions. They were all wrapped up in one big swell inside her and threatened to burst through. She knew it was important to keep it together. A deep breath in and she filled with the many reasons why she loved her little sister:
The many nights that Teresa dedicated to showing her love by daring to reach out after Lucia had survived another beating at the hands of their father. Or in coaching her through homework to bring down her anxiety over school. In the period since Lucia had been banned from their home, she had come to miss her younger sister deeply.
As they drew closer to the rink, Lucia watched for any reaction on her Teresa’s face. When it began to look like Teresa had figured it out,… Read more on recent excerpt for At the Left Hand.