love a girl who's damaged.
If you love a girl who's damaged, there's a few things you should know.
If you love a girl who's damaged, you'll work harder than you would with any other girl.
You'll spend years proving yourself, convincing her you aren't the monster in her worst nightmares, making her feel safe instead of scared.
You'll get frustrated, because she won't always believe you when you say "I love you".
You'll question everything, because she'll challenge you in ways you have never been challenged.
You'll feel sad, because you'll realize how badly someone has hurt her, how ugly someone made her feel, and how even after all this time, she still doesn't believe she's beautiful.
You'll feel anger, at everyone who is behind that distant look in her eyes, who taught her to be guarded, and who she thinks about when she drinks too much.
You'll feel more love than you thought possible, and if you do it right, she'll give you even more.
You'll want not just her midnights, but her future, her Sunday mornings. You'll want to give her every dream she ever had, with brunch and movie dates and intellectual debates at 4am.
You'll want to do everything in your power to keep her safe, to protect her, to shield her from every moment of sadness.
You'll want to hold her, hold her hand in a crowded place, listen to her nightmares as often as her dreams.
You'll love her, and once she realizes that - you'll have something that no one else does. You'll have the love and devotion of a woman who is damaged, a woman who trusts you are the one to put her back together, and a woman who will let you.