The 1st day
That day was the hardest for Susan. Aunt Alberta was sobbing so hard, Mr and Mrs Pole have just arrived, the look on their faces was something Susan never forgot, that or the sound of the sirens (police cars, ambulances) it was hard to make the difference. She always thought of smoking as a nasty habit but that day it seems like a normal thing to do, like an obvious escape.
3 years later
Estranged, that is a nice word to describe Susan, 3 years have gone and sometimes she wasn’t aware of them, of their lost of her lost. She came to Oxford to hang with some friends everything and she almost forgot which day was it, almost… By accident, she ends up next to the statue, that statue, that very same place where her brothers hang so often. The place where they used to laugh and joke about if that was King Edmund The Just or the High King Peter, she almost heard Peter’s laugh and that smirk on Edmund’s face. It was like they were there waiting for her, so close to her…
5 years later
She hated that day, well, she actually hated every day that was a reminder of them, of their existence. After the accident, it took Susan a year use normally the train again. She was so deep in her thoughts that she barely could listen but it was so distinctive, her laugh. <‘’Susan, come on’’> By the time Susan react the train appear in front of her…. ’‘Lucy?’’
12 years later
A decade, a decade and a little bit more, that’s too much time. Susan was on vacation in America, again since she was 15, her friends take her to the Arizona dessert but the only thing she saw were the stars. So clear, so shining, so powerful and in the back of her head a whisper, a name, Aslan…
30 years later
A lifetime, that is what Susan lived… her life. Yes, it was hard but at the same time, it became easy. These days she had a family, not like the one she lost, but a good one. She often thought about her parents, she was older than them when they die. It cost her 30 years, near to 11,000 days to came at peace with them, with her… because it never was about the lipsticks or the parties, it was about forget and forgive, learn and eventually move on. Three decades and one day she realises who she is: Susan Pevensie, mother, daughter, sister, wife, partner, friend, Queen. She is Susan Pevensie, the smart one of her group, the realistic, the kind, the gentle… She is Queen Susan of Narnia, sister of High King Peter, of King Edmund and Queen Lucy, she is Susan, the best archer in all Narnia, she is Susan a believer in Aslan and she remembers. She finally remembers.