Disclaimer: As much as I would like to say I did, I can't - I don't own the characters or the original M7 concept. I only become attached to them and write fanfic for others to enjoy.

Rating: PG-13 due to the mature subject matter, a few nasty words, a bit of violence, and Vin's odd behavior.

Comments: This was written as a sequel to Just Another Day, my M7 Christmas fic, and attempts to explain the whipmarks I gave Vin in that story. The story touches on delicate subject matter, however no graphic details are presented. And thanks to Judy and Kerry, my beta readers, for all your help and keeping me on track.