lost and found xvii
bughead fanfiction - chapter seventeen - unbeta’d
“I lost my way
all the way to you
and in you
I found all the way
back to me.”
There’s something liberating in forgiveness.
A murmur of a candle flickering back to life in the dark parts of one’s soul, Betty wonders how many years of heartache she’d have saved herself if she learned to forgive sooner. Not just her family, but herself.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness. It can only fester.
It takes Betty longer than she cares to admit in realizing that, though she’d forgiven her father, the anger toward Polly’s decision to take her life—Betty hadn’t forgiven her sister for that. It’d only been when Tobi one day grabbed the frame off his grandma Alice’s bookshelf, his five-year-old self running it up to Betty and Alice as they chatted in the kitchen.
“Momma, look, there’s two of you!”