“For there are two kinds of forgiveness in the world: the one you practice because everything really is all right, and what went before is mended. The other kind of forgiveness you practice because someone needs desperately to be forgiven, or because you need just as badly to forgive them, for a heart can grab hold of old wounds and go sour as milk over them.”
― Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
I like how emotional she is, but I got to go with Arik's advice here. Everybody involved needs to pull themselves together before this can be confronted, because the guy they're going after knows how to hit a person in the heart. They need to be prepared for that.
You've got that right. And the worst may be yet to come...