Kitsune: I haven’t seen you in years. You just disappeared after graduation. What happened to you?
Charlie: Alright… I guess it’s time to put this story out there.
(Don’t keep reading this if you are sensitive)
I searched for my soulmate for a long time, and one day I met Marc. I thought my search was over. He was all I had been looking for. Handsome, funny, and intelligent. He had a successful business and a huge mansion in Willow Creek, and I moved in after just 2 weeks. We were living the high life. Exclusive clothing, gourmet food, new hairdos every day, and the sex…omg. It was so hot.
Marc was so attentive. Whenever I wanted to go somewhere, he would drive me there. I was okay with that at first, but slowly things were changing. He was calling and texting at all times, wanting to know where I was and who I was with. He would randomly pop up wherever I was going. He would make me feel constantly guilty, like I had done something wrong. He was drinking way too much and I started anticipating his anger, and slowly I felt myself adjusting to..
Kitsune: Aaaahh heell no Charlie! I don’t like where this is going.
.. I felt myself adjusting to his opinions and temper tantrums, trying to avoid them. He always said that there was something wrong with me, that no one else besides him would ever love me. And guess what? I started believing him.
By this time, I could not reach out to my family or friends. He alienated me from everyone so felt like I had no one to turn to. Do you want to know the worst part? I gave up on myself. I told myself that this is what my life will look like from now on.
But then that one day… I will never forget it. I had a doctors appointment and he insisted on escorting me. Yeah, he used that exact word, escorting. I wanted to go alone but he wouldn’t have it. And by now he found my behavior very suspicious. He was saying “What are you hiding, Charlie?”.
Outside the doctors office, he pushed me up against the cold stone wall, grabbed my neck and said: “I am so sick of how you push me to anger. I wish I could hurt you…I imagine smashing your head against this wall.”
Kitsune: You know I’m friends with the reaper, right?
I was in shock. Time slowed down and sped up at the same time. After the appointment, we went back to the mansion. I ended up laying in bed the rest of that day, staring into the wall. Time meant nothing.