Stepped out for some time. Had to attend a prayer meeting and at the end of it called him up to come with the kid so that they could be there too.
The kid came with a puffed red face and I was alarmed but still (hope against hope for things to be normal) asked her if she'd been running around in this heat too much. Her eyes filled with tears and she said that he'd hit her - yet again- while studying as well as grabbed her neck threateningly, just because she's not exactly the Einstein he wants her to be.
She is but a small child who wants to be free..