He Was Family, And I Believed That My Comfort Wasn’T Worth It

My parents were confused as to why I hated being with my uncle ever since I was a kid.

And I didn't know either, until I grew up and realized why.
I never felt comfortable being with my uncle, he always showed an affection that seemed off to me.

He was a police chief though, so I told myself that I was just being paranoid.

I stayed silent about how I felt uncomfortable when he held me, when he would do stuff that I didn't like.

He was family, and I believed that my comfort wasn't worth it.

My parents might tell me that I'm just being overacting. Would they, though?

We'll never know.


When I was 6 years old, I went to his room because I needed to get a blanket.

He was on the bed, using his Ipad, and called for me when I was about to leave.

He gave me a goodbye kiss, but it was on the lips. My heart started racing, I knew it wasn't right.

I did not feel comfortable AT ALL, so I tried pulling away.

But he held me, even pressing the kiss deeper and I could feel his tongue on my lips.

I made one last effort and fortunately, he let me go.

I went back to my room, but was numb enough to not shed any tears nor even show remorse.

My uncle tried to make out with me.

I never forgot about the incident, and it scarred me all my life.

But scars can be hidden, so I played my life like it never happened.

I'm scared of him, and nothing will ever change that.

I know he genuinely cares about me, but I don't want him to.

The last time I decided that I wanted something to do with being alone with my uncle was when he drove me to school during 6th grade.

It was fine, I wasn't paying much attention to him since I was using my phone.

He wanted to break the silence, so he asked me how short my shorts were.
Listen, I was wearing a Type A uniform which meant I wore shorts under my skirt.

Of course I had to answer, I didn't want him to feel hurt.

But I hated that question, I wanted to stay silent.

I want to tell my parents of this, but I know that will never happen.

They wouldn't believe me.

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