Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Big News

It’s been a bit, I know.  You’re probably all starting to get worried.  But now that I’m reporting, it’s nothing but good news.

About a week ago, Poe came out of her room and started talking to me.  She told me that she was scared and she didn’t know if it would work, but that she wanted to continue what we had been trying to do with Donovan.  She wanted to try to become who she was before.  She said that she couldn’t undo the things that she had done, but that if she could become who she used to be, that would maybe make up for some of it.  That she wouldn’t keep doing what Poe had done if she wasn’t Poe anymore.

I looked at her for a second.  “Let’s do it,” I told her.  And then she smiled.  A real smile.  Not the forced smile.  The smile that I’ve only seen before when she was drunk.  Not Poe’s smile.


So we’ve been working on that.  There have been changes.  Small things.  She’s still acting largely the same.  But she’s started dressing in jeans and a t-shirt instead of those gothic dresses she always wore.

Oh yeah, and one more thing.  The first time I called her Poe after she came to me that day?

She just smiled at me and shook her head.  “Call me Annabel from now on, Messi.”

-Don't Shoot The Messenger-


  1. The happiest times always come before the worst.

    1. Well isn't someone a fucking pessimist?

    2. Yep, sure am. Don't ya remember the last time you two were happy? People died. And the time before that.

    3. Well when you say it like THAT, it just sounds like a curse, and I'm pretty sure they've already tried "true love's kiss".
      ...I watch way too much TV.

      Personally I think it's good that SOMEONE is still in the hope spot these days. Good on ya.

    4. Yes, because there is clearly some sort of logical reason we should acknowledge that there's some sort of tie between our happiness and future negative events.

      And besides, some of the obstacles that were in the way before are gone now. What, is Screwtape going to come haunting us from beyond the grave because of this?

      -Don't Shoot The Messenger-

    5. Screwtape wasn't your only obstacle, hun. Did you already forget about Eternity?

      Actually, while you're at it, what's Nee-chan's batshit otaku ass been up to?

  2. Eh, concerns over the future be damned, I just find it refreshing to see you in a good mood for once and not having to worry about a bunch of shit. Just enjoy it.