I grabbed her in my arms and pulled her to me. She had started sobbing. I was afraid this would happen but I didn't know any other way to handle it. Maybe I should've approached it another way.
"Listen," I said as I looked her in her wet eyes, "I'll be there in the office with you, hiding. And when he shows his ugly face I'm going to rip him a new asshole."
She giggled and rubbed the tears from her eyes.
"This is my fault, Scarlett, not yours. And I'm going to make it right. I promise you that."