Hilda Miller is recently widowed and forced to raise her two year old daughter, Emily, alone.
On a shopping trip she never notices the man with the tattoos following her down the aisles. She never notices him follow her home.
But later on when he rapes and tortures her she is faced with a horrifying choice: don't scream, despite the pain, or wake her baby up in the next room, the one her rapist doesn't even know is there.
But two year old Emily has a few surprises of her own to show them both...
A long Capacity Girl/Ivy Mistress origin story.
"My daddy raised his boys up right," Gary said. "Taught us to read the Bible and know a man's place in the world. He taught us how to deal with women who went against God's way, whores like my mama."
He put a special emphasis on the word whores that made Hilda's skin crawl.
"You see, Hilda, that's the problem with women like you. You're so absorbed in the modern world that you've lost the path of righteousness. But I'm here to set you straight. I'm hear to cleanse you and set you free."
He stuck the tip of the knife in the back of her leg, not hard, just enough to break the skin, but the shock of it sent a jolt right through her. She held back a scream through clenched teeth. All that came out was a soft mew, like a kitten at the door on a cold, winter night.
"My mama was the first woman I ever killed," he said. "And my daddy was right there with me the whole time, showing me the way. I've been seeing the light of God ever since. I wake up every day and praise God for the miracle he has given me."