2018, chapter 32: ‘America’s Sweetheart’ by Elle King (nr. 144)

Bruno is a Heathen. He bonds with his recruiter. Her hometown said she was too loud and she’d never be the poster type. But she wasn’t going to change for anyone. So she lit a match and burned it down.

She’s coarse and likes it. She drinks too much and wears old boots. She’s got bad tattoos and a chip in her front teeth. She is cold-hearted and breaks the hearts of every man she’s been with (causing them to say that she has no soul).

She’s still loud. She still likes blowing things up and getting her hands dirty – and now she can do it for a cause.

Bruno comments on her behaviour after he has won her respect.

She replies cheerily: “what do you want from me? I’m not America’s sweetheart. You love me anyway.”

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2018, chapter 31: ‘Grenade’ by Bruno Mars (nr. 143)

People become heathens for different reasons. Bruno became one after having been abused by his girlfriend.

He loved her more than anything. He would catch a grenade for her, throw his hand on a blade for her, jump in front of a train for her, take a bullet for her. And he just wants her to love him just as much.

She doesn’t. She does say, that she loves him, but she’s lying. She wouldn’t do the same for him. In fact, she beats him and damages his car. She takes all she can because she knows that she can easily lose it.

He should have known. He remembers, how she had her eyes open for their first kiss.

But he still loves her and would still go through all that pain, even die for her, even though he knows she won’t do the same for him.

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