This. Everyone knows this feeling. When someone you love says something hurtful without realizing it. You can’t help but feel betrayed in that moment. You keep calm and collected while they’re there. Yet as soon as they’re gone, your walls start breaking down. Your breathing picks up and anger fills your veins. Rage fills you and all that you want to do is scream and cry.
Not the anger.
That’s what you’ve been suppressing.
All the pain and heartbreak
that you have over what
happened with your mother.
I know it’s difficult.
But the only way to
get over that pain…
is to go through it.
How did you know?! How? On Monday, I decided to get a new therapist. Tuesday afternoon, I chose her. Wednesday morning, I booked today’s session. Now, today is Friday. So two weeks ago, two weeks before you were abducted at gunpoint and brought here against your will, over a week before I even thought of coming here, you knew exactly where you’d need to be picked up for lunch?!
My name is Barry Allen. I am the fastest man alive. Although I apparently am not fast enough to grab my adopted brother’s hand as he is being sucked into a portal that is closing slowly at a normal pace. In fact, I don’t even try to, ya know, pull him out. I just stand there and watch the portal, again, slowly close around my adopted brother. I’m not sure why I did that. Anyway, fastest man alive, yeah I’ll keep telling myself that.