Her chest hurt. She was laughing too hard for minutes on end.
Her stomach was excruciatingly painful, laughing was causing her stomach to cramp with discomforting pain, which was both enjoyable at the same time.
She was unable to stand, the laughing made her limbs like jelly and not bearing the strength to lift her small frame off the ground.
Her shoulders were shaking. Laughter erupting loudly from her tummy.
Tears streamed down her face. Oh how she had laughed too hard for too long, her cheeks drenched.
Her father bends down and wiped away her tears and looks at her lovingly.
"You're so beautiful, Rin. I love you so much."
The little girl smiles, that was the best thing anyone had ever said to her.
"I love you too daddy!"
The two hug, as she young girl enthusiastically clutches her father.
Her mother watches from the doorway of the living room and smiles warmly.
She had never felt better.
She was safe.
Her mother, her father, here.
The floorboards creak from down the hallway.
It was all different now.
Her chest hurts. She had been kicked several times there.
Her stomach is excruciatingly painful. She hadn't eaten in days.
She is unable to stand. She's so limp she can't pry her bruised, emaciated body off the ground.
"Time for our bonding time..."
Her shoulders are shaking. Trembling in fear. This was the 8th time this week.
"I hope you're ready."
Tears streamed down her face. She wanted nothing but to get out of this place.
Akito bends down and grabs her hair, pulling her head up from the floor, looking at her intensely.
"You're so ugly, Rin. I hate you so much."
The girl hangs her head.
"I hate myself too."
Hatori watches from the doorway of the hallway and stays quiet.
She had never felt worse.
She wasn't safe anywhere.
Her mother, her father, gone.
She was on her own.