the illustrations in this book are so pretty I can’t stand it. thank you mary 💕
If we RP I hereby give you permission to fix my typos in our threads.
It was a nasty time — Marty snapping, saying things he didn’t really mean, Doc being polite but cold…they’d both warmed back up to her and apologized soon enough, knowing she hadn’t meant anything to happen, though. And if they ever saw that sketchbook — well. Guilt party all around.
Victor squeezes back, trying to communicate that he loves her, that he forgives her, that he just wants tonight to be good and happy and everything he missed in the asylum. They can start dealing with the demons of the past tomorrow. He’s home, at last, with the people he loves the most.
The rest of the world can wait.
Admittingly- and she was sure the two had noticed it- Alice became often quiet around them, after all that. Even when they warmed up to her again, her walls were still up. It was guilt driven, and self protection in the same movement.
She just hopes she can at least pretend the walls she’s built aren’t there for now. And hopefully they won’t be up when she’s around Victor. He doesn’t need more on his plate.
He shouldn’t have to worry about her.
The squeeze does communicate that, and she does smile. She’s not sure she forgives herself, but if he forgives her- though they will have to talk about it, she’s sure- and that’s all the counts for now.
He is at home.
That was more than enough for her.
You corrupted my memories, but you failed to make me forget!
I could’ve made you into a tasty bit! Clients out the door waiting for a piece from a raving delusional beauty, with no memory of the past, or no sense of the future. But you wouldn’t forget, you insisted on holding on to your fantasies. You’re MAD! Like your sister…
DON’T speak of her! You didn’t know her!…
Your sister was a tease. Pretended to despite me. She got what she wanted… in the end.
Can’t wait for Alice Otherlands! XD