Fresh from reading a completely different cap about abuse and domestic violence, I sat down to read this cap about abuse and domestic violence. FML.
This cap doesn't present itself as such immediately, it starts with an idyllic schoolyard friendship that time and tide wears apart, until serendipity pulls the two main characters back together, and they fall in love. Happily ever after. The end.
Oh, wait, nope... it... oh - oh dear.
All this is presented in epistolary style with the boyf's name pointedly left out. In fact, the boyfriend is relegated to second person, as if the VC wants us, the reader, to identify with this schmuck. "Dear You," indeed.
On first read, I was worried that the writing was all a bit, well, bland. But then, knowing the ending, and seeing that this whole thing is meant to be a parting letter, I admired how little bitterness the narrator betrayed in her honest appraisal of the ups and downs of their relationship. The lessons learned, and forgotten, and re-learned the hard way.
The Bullmeister is catching up. Yes, he is woefully behind I his reading, but he’s getting there. Seriously, the Bull is tired. Moo.
The next cap, “Chasing Dandelions”, is, well, a letter.
The cap delves into the history of a romantic relationship, which as we discover is abusive. The author/protagonist is the recipient of the abuse, and details a progression of events that she experiences with her partner. Overall, it’s a good reminiscence. It takes you through the birth and demise of a bittersweet romance.
It was, however, slow in places and although it was written as a letter still felt like it rambled a little.
So the Bull, being the complete bastard he is, is going with no.