It took a lot of effort to stop any tears welling in her own eyes as she heard Hope speak. She had heard abuse stories before and had helped some victims herself, but this just hurt even more than usual. She had to help Hope the best way she could, but how could she best do that?
Originally Posted by Bright Oblivion
Hope glanced briefly toward Liana before looking back down to the floor.
"ᴺ⁻ᶰ⁻ᶰᵒ ᵉᵛᶦᵈᵉᶰᶜᵉ⋅ ᴴ⁻ʰ⁻ʰᵉ'ᵈ ᶠ⁻ᶠᶦᶰᵈ ᵒᵘᵗ⋅ ᴴ⁻ʰ⁻ʰᵉ ᶠ⁻ᶠᵒᵘᶰᵈ ᵐ⁻ᵐᵉ ʰ⁻ʰᵉʳᵉ, ʷʰ⁻ʷʰᵉᶰ ᴵ ᵗʰᵒᵘᵍʰᵗ ᴵ⁻ᴵ ʷ⁻ʷᵃˢ ˢ⁻ˢᵃᶠᵉ⋅ ᴴ⁻ʰ⁻ʰᵉ ᵗʰʳᵉᵃᵗᵉᶰᵉᵈ ᵗ⁻ᵗᵒ ᵈ⁻ᵈʳᵃᵍ ᵐ⁻ᵐᵉ ᵇ⁻ᵇᵃᶜᵏ ʰ⁻ʰᵒᵐᵉ⋅"
With all her strength, she tried to fight off tears that threatened to break free, eventually shaking her head.
"ᴵ⁻ᴵ⁻ᴵ ʲ⁻ʲᵘˢᵗ ʷ⁻ʷᵃᶰᵗ ᵗ⁻ᵗᵒ ᵍ⁻ᵍᵒ ᵇ⁻ᵇᵃᶜᵏ ᵗ⁻ᵗᵒ ʷ⁻ʷᵒʳᵏ⋅ ᴵ⁻ᴵ⁻ᴵ'ᵛᵉ ᵃᶫʳᵉᵃᵈʸ ᵐ⁻ᵐᶦˢˢᵉᵈ ᵃ ᵈ⁻ᵈᵃʸ, ᵃ⁻ᵃᶰᵈ ᶜ⁻ᶜᵃᶰ'ᵗ ᵃ⁻ᵃᶠᶠᵒʳᵈ ᵗ⁻ᵗᵒ ᶫ⁻ᶫᵒˢᵉ ᵐ⁻ᵐʸ ʲ⁻ʲᵒᵇ⋅ ᴰ⁻ᵈ⁻ᵈᵒᶜᵗᵒʳ ᵀ⁻ᵗʸˢᵒᶰ'ˢ ᵖ⁻ᵖʳᵒᵇᵃᵇᶫʸ ᵃ⁻ᵃᶫʳᵉᵃᵈʸ ᶠ⁻ᶠᵘʳᶦᵒᵘˢ⋅"
It would not be much of a stretch, given the same rehearsed response she had given Liana when asked about her opinion of doctor Tyson, to suggest that the intern in front of her was almost as frightened of the pyromantic doctor as she was her father. He was another angry individual in a position of power over her, and would be well within his rights to deal with his intern as he saw fit.
"No one is going to drag you back home dear, not if I have anything to say about it. Hope dear, if you want I'll... Just heal you and not take anything for evidence. But Hope dear, you haven't been the first person who has come to me like this. He won't stop unless someone stops him..." She said in a concerned and caring tone.
"Hope, I think it might be a good idea if you stay with me dear. Its a nice house, and I would enjoy your company there. You are not going back with that... Father of yours..." Liana had to turn away from Hope as the anger flared through her eyes even thinking about that monster who had done this to her. No, he wasn't her concern right now. The only thing that mattered in this is Hope. She smiled back to her sympathetically.
"It is ok to cry dear. No one deserves to go through what you are going through, especially such a bright young beautiful woman like yourself. Please come over here and let me ease your pain." She smiled gently over to Hope.
"Hope, if Doctor Tyson knew what your poor excuse of a father did to you he would be furious towards your father for doing so. Hope dear, he will ask why you didn't come in yesterday. He is not going to fire you for missing one day dear especially if he knows what happened to you." Liana knew of the inevitable torrent of fear and panic Hope would spill forth out with. She remained calm before speaking again.
"If you want to dear we can say you were doing something for me yesterday if you feel safer doing it that way. Doctor Tyson wouldn't even remotely consider beating you up the way your father did. At worst he is likely to heap more work onto you or something like that." She smiled sympathetically with a caring expression.
"Now lets at least remove that pain from you Hope dear. You don't deserve to be suffering such pain any longer."