It's simple. We protect the ones we love. No questions asked.
Someone we love was hurt last night and as I knew she sat sobbing with her heartbroken, we rallied around her. The situation was over something so simple, yet complex. The comment may not have been meant in the way it was taken, but there are simply some things you just never say to a woman. Jason reared up and both of us spoke to the person who did the hurting. I'm not sure the person gets exactly how they hurt her, and while I was trying to impress how crushed she was, I don't think that was understood.
There will be aftermath, I'm sure. But I refuse to apologize for protecting one I love. It's a requirement of loving someone unconditionally.