Phew. Now I just have to fix the thing I accidentally broke
Mon Jun 3, 2019 20:23

"Oh. Okay," Ness nodded, as Evelyn explained what she was doing. And that it was something Ness had taught her. That did make the Aladren feel better. "And yeah. That makes sense..." Ness agreed, regarding what Evelyn was saying about not wanting to be disappointed. Again. Which, to be fair, seemed like a pretty big risk of pinning any hope on either of her useless parents. "Good logic." The compliment was managed with a faint smile, not a great big happy one, but just a faint twitch of the mouth, as befitted the situation.

Ness was surprised when Evelyn reached out and then withdrew, but there wasn't time to comment on this - to assure Evelyn that that was an okay thing to do - before Evelyn asked her next question.

"What? No, of course not," this was said emphatically, "No. I... I am pretty mad at everything that's going on around you. At your parents. At the world for being kind of a crappy, unfair place. And I hate it being too complictated, and not being able to solve it because... that's just stupid. Problems have solutions. Or... they're supposed to. But all of that is not the same as being mad at you. You get that right?" Ness knew that what Evelyn had been through would screw with anyone's head, and had just had a glimpse into Evelyn's head and how she felt responsible for everything. Did that mean this would keep happening? If Ness said wrong things, would Evelyn get broken? That was scary. "Are you mad at me?" Ness checked because right now, anything seemed possible.

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    Evelyn nodded, agreeing. It hurt to agree. Everything hurt. She hated it, but it did feel a little better to hear that she wasn't crazy for being sad. She felt like she should probably be happy for... more
    • Phew. Now I just have to fix the thing I accidentally broke — Ness, Mon Jun 3 20:23
      • Spellotape would do it I think. Evelyn Stones, Tue Jun 4 00:20
        "Thank you," Evelyn said, sincerely relieved at having made herself clear, or clear enough. Still, she hated to see Ness look so down, especially when she knew it was her own fault. Why couldn't she... more
        • Sticking togetherNess, Wed Jun 5 20:11
          "That's fair," Ness nodded, as Evelyn explained how mad she was about everything, all the time (but not Ness). Ness had just said more or less the same thing, after all. Still, it was a little bit... more
          • Glue then?Evelyn Stones, Thu Jun 6 16:07
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              • And mom hugs? Evelyn Stones, Mon Jun 17 15:58
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                • AbsolutelyMarijke, Wed Jun 19 20:19
                  "That's fine, it's your choice," Marijke reiterated gently, when Evelyn expressed a firm desire for Ness to stay. On the inside, she smiled, fairly confident they could say that was a genuine choice... more
                  • I hate this stuff. Evelyn Stones, Sun Jun 23 00:55
                    Hugging Mrs. McLeod was not like hugging her own mom, but it was sort of better in its own way. Evelyn felt guilty for thinking that, but it only made her hold onto Marijke all the tighter. This was... more
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