The mounting tension.
The confrontation avoided. Time and time again.
Not this time though.
The shut door. The beckoning.
Angry words- unfair accusations. (again)
Boiling anger. This time the unspoken thoughts are said.
Not everything though. Just enough. Enough to cause an angry gasp- a sharp look.
Anger right at the surface. Shaking hands.
A third party. Smoothing over.
Anger abates, but is still there. Justice is not done. Won't be done. Such is life.
Shaking hands. Tight throat. Shiny eyes. Red face.
Anger becomes emotion. (again)
Strength, while still strong looks like weakness.
Betrayed by emotion.