“Everything alright in there?” Knowing full well that it was not, Sarapheane wanted to comfort Gabrian.
“Yeah, mom.” Gabrian says lying through her teeth. “Migraine, I will be alright. I just need to lay down.” Her head hurt, her mind hurt, her whole body hurt. Nothing felt good. All she wanted was to go to bed and wake up better in the world she knew before the auras started.
“Are you sure?”
“Yes. I’m sure.” For a moment Gabrian wishes that she was a little girl again and that her mom would come tuck her into bed and tell her that everything will be ok.
That there isn’t anything hiding under her bed in the shadows.
That there is nothing to be afraid of in the Darkness.
And that she wasn’t a monster.