This is my first fic, so don’t hate me too much. This is my own personal headcanon about why Beth jumped. Also, please let me know what you think! 1001 words.
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Beth takes in a preparatory breath as she steps onto the train platform. The yellow tinge of the cheap lighting pervades everything, oozing over her skin and making her squirm. The clack of her heels echoes, reverberating along concrete walls, only to disappear down the blackness of the train tunnels. She stops in front of a faded advertisement, reveling in the sudden silence.
The next train isn’t due to arrive for another fifteen minutes. She has time to consider her options. Her eyes consistently flick towards the beautiful, empty void on either side, and she forces herself to stare instead at the blinding fluorescence of the ad in front of her. Since when did she have to force herself to turn away from darkness?
She had a resounding choice to make within the next few minutes; her decision will impact countless lives. Maybe not countless—that’s giving herself too much credit; she is, after all, just one person. But there are enough people involved to make her choice mean something.
“Just one,” she whispers to herself, pulling her blazer tighter around her shoulders. “I’m a few, no family, too.” A pause, the thick silence saturated with the weight of her burdens. “Who am I?”
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