Thank you ”Girl on the Edge” for this six sentence prompt.
When they first got married she thought his control sweet – he cared enough to try.
When he first was cruel she thought it was her fault – she must try harder.
When he first hit her she had no control over her thoughts – it was her fault.
When he first sent her to hospital, his control stopped the truth. – he couldn’t help it.
When she found herself, his control wavered – she never looked back.
When she first spoke in court – Finally she had control.