They were in their bedrooms, or watching TV downstairs, or cooking dinner, or sleeping. Or in the bathroom. Or at class. He knew to hide his behavior in front of them, he had to live with them for another six months. Predatory people can accomplish a lot sight-unseen. My friends didn’t do a thing wrong here. He even pressured me while we were all at dinner, in the corner of the room and when people were at the bar getting drinks. He was just talking at that point. It wasn’t like he was gonna assault me right then and there. He was just begging that I gave into him later. And then, late at night, when everyone was asleep, I did.

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