She begged him to stop. She hid in the dark corner to shield herself from his violent attacks.
He screamed and threw hard punches. She couldn’t bear the nightmare. She ran to him. She was tugging his shirt, crying and screaming,
“Daddy, daddy, please don’t hurt mommy!”
but the man who smelled of nicotine and cheap alcohol ignored her weeping. He struggled to loosen her grip and without a hint of hesitation, he pulled the trigger.
She fell on the floor and as the innocent child crawled towards her, she whispered her last words, “I.. I love you, Sophia.”
The monster left her drenched in her mama’s blood.