Jesse couldn't help but jump when Victor yelled, and he turned to face him. He squeezed JJ's hand once before getting up and going over to Victor's bed. He sat himself down gently next to the other man, doing his best not to startle him further.
"Victor," he began gently. "Everyone has a breaking point. From what JJ's said, hell, from what I can see just looking at you, you held out a hell of a lot longer than most people ever would. Being tortured is hell. Being asked to choose? I can't imagine how much that screws with your brain. You took the brunt of it so she could be safe. You brought her and our daughter back to us safely, and you know what, man? You're only human. To want the pain to stop is the most natural thing in the world. I'm happy that Michael arrived before anything happened to JJ, but if you're expecting me to rant and rave and call you a terrible person, I'm afraid you'll be waiting for a very long time."