Evelyn Claire is emptying the washing machine when she pulls out a dress that's been ruined by the machine. She immediately starts to panic. 'Oh, my god... No, please no! Oh no, she's gonna be SO MAD at me!' It's clear she's afraid of severe consequences for the dress being ruined.Hearing this, her girlfriend, Alina Lopez, peeks into the room and asks her what's wrong. Panicking, Evelyn tries to explain, 'I-I'm so sorry, the machine ruined your dress... I-I don't know what happened, I swear it was an accident!' Alina tries to calm Evelyn, saying it's really no big deal but as she takes a step towards her, Evelyn instinctively flinches away.It's clear that Alina's heart breaks for Evelyn, her expression empathetic. She avoids raising her voice so as not to scare Evelyn any further, who is clearly emotionally scarred. Alina quietly tries to assure Evelyn that everything's okay and she's not mad, until Evelyn relaxes and apologizes for pulling back. Alina opens her arms, silently offering a hug, and Evelyn relaxes more and makes the first move, tentatively cuddling into her.Evelyn meekly apologizes for acting so dumb but Alina firmly yet kindly asserts that she's not dumb and that it's not her fault. Alina goes on to say that she knows Evelyn's ex had a short temper... but Alina will NEVER EVER hurt Evelyn. Alina knows it'll take time for Evelyn to recover, but she will be there every step of the way.Evelyn is moved by the reassurance, insisting that she's so happy to have Alina in her life. A comforting kiss between them lingers and soon leads to more.Alina won't let anyone ever hurt Evelyn again...Story inspired by an original submission by Girlsway member, Jerichoholic!