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.”
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