Content Warnings:

Depictions of past abuse, coercion, and trauma.

Latent Fear page 2

[Long description: Redmond becomes very still, and distant. Her sister, mother, and grandmother gather around her, smiling brightly. She can't seem to bring herself to mirror them.

Redmond, internally: This is a dream, I guess.

She looks around, as if for reassurance.

Redmond, internally: … Is it? Should I be afraid?

My husband was a kind man, then. I was happy on my wedding day. Should I be happy?

My family... They're trying to look happy for me.

Redmond's mother laughs, beaming. She clutches her daughter's shoulder very tightly.

Redmond, internally: But they know that I won't ever come back.

Her grandmother then wags a finger at Redmond, snapping her out of her daze.

Grandmother: Mu piche... One more gift. ]

October 19, 2019

Hindsight's 20/20.

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