Note: Sam/Mallory fic
Sam sat on the bed next to Mallory she was calmer now but Sam was still a little bit in the dark "Mallory."
"Do you want to talk about it?"
"Did my father say anything to you?"
"Just that you were married to this guy and that you left him because he drank."
"Yeah thatís it. I wasnít as strong as my mother."
"Mal, I donít think thatís fair. You are a very strong person."
"Whatís not fair about it Sam?"
"Well, for one thing, your not your mother. For another thing you were in a completely different situation." Mallory took her hands out of his and turned away from him.
"You donít know the first thing about my situation."
"I would like to."
She turned back to him. "Okay, then Iíll tell you. His name is Mark. We met in college,fell in love and got married after we finished school. Shortly after we got married I began to see a completely different side of him. He started to drink and he got violent when he did, that was something I wasnít used to. Dad never raised a hand to me or my mother. I talked to my parents about what was happening and of course Daddy started blaming him self. To make a long story short I made a bad decision. I stayed with him because I was afraid that if I got divorced that the press would get a hold of it and it would hurt Dad. I stayed with him until he came home one night and hit me so hard I feared for my life so I got a divorce. He always blamed me for the divorce and said that he would get back at me for it. The only problem with that was that was he didnít come right out and threaten me so there was nothing I could do about it legally."
Sam looked like he had been hit with something very hard when Mallory finished.
"Mallory youíre safe now. I will never hurt you. I promise. Iím glad you told me about it."
"Iím glad I told you too. Sam, Iím sorry I didnít tell you sooner. I was afraid to."
"Why were you afraid to tell me?" Sam asked as he brushed the hair out of her eyes.
"I was afraid that you would leave me. That you wouldnít want to be with me."
"Mallory I will never leave you. You are a good friend and I care about you. I love you Mallory." Sam bent down and kissed her on the forehead as Leo and Abbey walked in the room.
"I love you too Sam." Mallory whispered in his ear as he bent down and kissed her."
Abbey and Leo stayed by the door. Abbey leaned over and whispered into his ear. "Sheís gonna be fine Leo."
"Yeah, I think she will."