Okay, let’s say we have an AU where Grant breaks down mid-season 1, and confesses everything to Skye.
He’s very afraid what she’ll say - hell, he’s terrified -, but he’s determined to tell her everything.
Only he still doesn’t realize that what Garrett did was abuse - he still thinks that Garrett saved him, made him a man, only he doesn’t agree with him on a lot of things anymore (like betraying the team that has become his family).
When he finishes, Skye starts asking him question, all detached and emotionless and unreadable (it’s scaring him) - she asks about what he did in the woods, if Garrett ever beat him, what did Garrett do once he was at the Academy, etc.
Grant really believes that this is the point when he loses her.
And when he finishes, Skye starts raging - only, she’s not mad at him.
She’s mad at Garrett.
She’s so mad, if Garrett were there, she’d skin him alive.
For a full five minutes, she goes on what she’ll do to Garrett once she can have him in her grasp.
Then she falls to her knees in front of him, takes his hand with one hand, and places her other on his cheek. And the proceeds to tell him that it’s not his fault, that he’s been abused, and that everything would be al right from here on in, because now he can rely on her and the whole team’s help.
(Cue the start of his compulsory sessions with Andrew)