Manfred didn't settle things with violence but he was growing increasingly frustrated with Natalie's constant nags at his infidelity when he'd given her no reason to discredit him.
He had seen her come in from bloody fights with her past boyfriends. Bruised skin and black eyes. He'd never hit her. He'd always expected she gave quite a fight before she sailed out of it. He'd never seen her cower.
Manrfed stepped back giving her her space before dragging her hands away from her face. "Natalie," he said in tone that suggested she calm down. He'd not done anything to her.