It only took a month for LJ to break.
A month of chafed and bleeding wrists as the young boy struggled and ripped himself raw on handcuffs.
A month of beautiful tears and enthralling sobs as T-Bag held the boy down and took just what he wanted.
A month of downright alluring shame with every fresh-faced child brought to him.
A month of patiently waiting for that light in his eyes to go out.
It's another two weeks before they get to the really fun part.
Until then, T-Bag bides his time.
Keeps LJ in handcuffs even though he no longer struggles.
Keeps taking what is rightfully his even though the boy no longer feels the urge to fight him back.
Keeps sending the boy out for more sweet little children until he sees what he was aiming for.
It's another two weeks until the boy comes back with a sweet little girl, all dressed up like a porcelain doll, with no shame in his eyes.
It's only another three little, measly weeks until the boy gets that familiar glint in his eye.
Only another three weeks until the boy starts to fight back again.
Only another three short weeks until the boy learns just how to bite and hit as T-Bag thrusts into him.
Only another three insignificant weeks until the boy starts to suggest toy stores and other places where ignorant parents leave their beautiful babies unattended.
From there on, it's another two weeks before the boy starts to step up his game.
Two weeks until the boy starts to step out on his own.
Two weeks until the boy learns just how to beg "no, no, please, stop."
Two weeks until the boy starts to find playmates of his own.
Three more months and the boy starts getting... Independent.
It's six months, one week and two days after T-Bag finds him that LJ really comes into his own.
Six months, one week and two days is all it takes for LJ to lose that last tiny thread that held him together.
Six months, one week and two days after T-Bag forces his way into LJ's life, he's forced out.
It only takes six months, one week and two days for the student to surpass the teacher.
It's another year and a half before the police find T-Bag's body.