She was the perfect mother and that’s the way he liked her.
The perfect mother and the perfect wife. Except she wasn’t the perfect wife, because he wasn’t the perfect husband. In fact, he wasn’t even a good husband, but he was able to hide that fact mostly beneath the flag of his country as a patriot and a soldier. Being a good couple never mattered nearly as much as appearing to be a good couple though.
They had met before his deployment, raised a young family and seemed happy for a while. Not because they made each other happy but because the family that they had both wanted made them feel like they should be. They were gifted with one boy and one little girl because every atrocity needs a witness and even God has a sense of humor.
Fortunately, the kids were blessed with strong imaginations and disappeared into…
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