I stretch my fingers resting on his thigh, coming in contact with the hard seam of his jeans. I read once that sitting side by side rather than face to face with a man makes it easier for him to talk. My boyfriend and I have never run into the problem of not being able to talk, no matter how we are seated. I don’t think sitting side by side with Jack would have encouraged him to open up. He kept his dark thoughts to himself, right up until the end.
And the day will come when those difficult moments are merely stories to be told proudly to those who will listen.
Scars are medals branded on the flesh, and your enemies will be frightened by them because they are proof of your long experience of battle.
Scars speak more loudly than the sword that caused them.
— Paulo Coelho