I want to address the sensitive content present in this story. I acknowledge that the narrative contains explicit and potentially distressing scenes, including sexual assault. It's important to emphasize that I do not condone or justify Ryker's actions. The inclusion of such elements is intended to explore the darker aspects of the story and the consequences that may unfold.
The intention is not to romanticize or glorify harmful behavior but to delve into the complexities of power dynamics and the impact of trauma on characters. As the story progresses, we will witness how the characters navigate the aftermath of these events, and it is my hope that it will be handled with sensitivity.
Please be aware that if this content is uncomfortable or triggering for you, it's perfectly valid to choose not to engage with it. Reader well-being is a priority, and I appreciate your understanding as we explore the complexities of this narrative.
Thank you for your understanding and engagement with the story.