“I don’t think I will….”
The pause seemed like an eternal stretch of time. What if she wants to leave forever? He should never have asked in the first place, forcing her to take a decision.
That moment brought many scenes from the past to mind – where he had been dominating, overbearing, violent, imposing ideas and rules on her.
“……go on a holiday this year.”
“Sure, er… I’ll never do it again,” he was not sure she understood why was he saying that, but he meant it.