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Post by Deleted on Jun 12, 2016 21:20:40 GMT -7
It was the beginning of August. Four months since the attack. Three months since Zander started coming to help with her recovery.
The last three months had been filled with ups and downs. She'd been in a.... dark place when Zander first started coming. She'd made a lot of progress since then but it was still a process. Some days were better then others. She was a lot quieter, and slower to act on her emotions then before. For a while, she'd been perfectly content just sitting around the apartment and reading. The past few weeks though, it was getting more and more difficult being cooped up indoors.
Carson and his family had moved back to South America, which left the entire apartment to her and Zander. Zander was usually able to keep her occupied, and not dwelling on the fact that she was stuck inside, but unfortunately he wasn't there. He'd gone out to get groceries, and a few other essentials, leaving Braelynn to entertain herself for a few hours, which meant she had time to do something she'd been considering for a while. And that was cutting her hair. Before the attack her hair had almost reached her waist, long and perfect. After nearly dying and trying to starve herself her hair had been left in poor condition. Rather then try to repair the damage, she'd decided to simply cut most of it off. Her dark hair now hung right at her shoulders. She stared at herself in the mirror for a long time afterwards, hardly recognizing herself. It wasn't just the hair though. She'd always been pale, but she was deathly so now. Her cheek bones were more prominent, dark circles under her eyes.... Basically she looked like she often felt. At least it wasn't as bad as when this whole recovery process started... She hadn't dared look in a mirror then.
She finally left the bathroom, and moved to the living room where a stack of books were, waiting. They were Zander's text books from his last year at Hogwarts. Obviously she wouldn't be going back to start and complete her own seventh year, so she'd asked him to bring his books so she could study on her own. She'd just started flipping through the first one when the door opened.
(takes place after the 'recovery' thread, but before the Lloyd family drama....)