Post by MARCUS ANTHONY ANDREWS on Jan 19, 2014 21:04:01 GMT -5
Marcus was reading a book, sitting on the window seat that he had in his hospital room. He was getting really tired of being cooped up in the hospital room. He wasn't allowed to go out unless a nurse is with him. He constantly had people checking up on him and sitting with him throughout the day. His mom barely came to see him and his only companion every now and then besides Lawson, was his new friend Faith from school. He was a little lonely and only had his books to occupy him until he was finished reading them. He looked up as a nurse poked her head in asking him if he wanted anything to eat. He shook his head. He really just wanted people to leave him alone for a while. He needed time to himself.
Marcus had the strong urge to cut himself for the past week that he's been in this room. The room is so boring and bland. He barely has visitors and he's forced to go to these group meetings. He doesn't mind the group meetings so much, well when he's actually able to sit there and be quiet. It's when he's forced to talk that he can't stand being in the group meetings. The last time Lawson came to visit, he mentioned something about his sister, Victoria, coming to visit him. To him that was weird, only because she barely talks to him and he wasn't that close to her. I guess when things happen that change a person's life, it brings people together. That sounded good to him so that's what he was going with.
Post by VICTORIA GRACE WATSON on Feb 2, 2014 17:44:31 GMT -5
Victoria had been wanting to visit her brother for awhile but she was afraid to. Ever since she left for college she hadn't exactly kept in touch with her brother and she regretted that. She loved him so much but felt like they were also practically strangers. She put on a pair of jeans and a light blue t-shirt before putting her hair in a ponytail. Her makeup was just natural today since she wasn't going to the club.
She pulled into the visitor parking lot and looked around, feeling her chest begin to tighten. Was this where she was going to end up if she didn't stop drinking? No, she wouldn't end up here because she'd control herself. A nurse showed her the way to Marcus's room and Victoria walked in. She wasn't shocked at all but that was probably because she'd been expecting to see him in a hospital bed or something like that. She went over and gave him a hug, feeling slightly awkward. Would he even talk to her? "Hey buddy," she said softly. "How are you?"
Post by MARCUS ANTHONY ANDREWS on Feb 3, 2014 11:26:09 GMT -5
Family. They were supposed to be there for you through everything right? Well apparently his family was just dysfunctional and not like regular family members. When he was growing up, Marcus was always closer to his sister Victoria than his other sibling. But ever since she went to college, she hasn't kept in touch. It made him think that she doesn't really want to keep in contact with him, that she's too good for him. It upset him because he feels like he has to compete with his sister's friends. He also knows that she's been having trouble with drinking and he wanted to tell her that this was no place for her to be, that she should just stop because she was going to end up being here if she didn't.
Marcus sighed and slammed his book shut, after saving his spot. He was bored of his book already. He wanted to go for a walk outside. It was beautiful out. The sun was shining and he needed the fresh air. Marcus didn't hear anyone come into the room but he jumped when he felt someone hug him. He felt the long hair and he knew it was a girl but he didn't know who it was exactly. He heard a voice and he knew it was Victoria. Marucs's head turned to look at her, "Victoria..." He said, his voice cracking. He hugged her tighter. He didn't realize how much he missed his sister until he saw her just then. He squeezed his eyes shut, trying to get the tears to not fall. "I missed you..." He whispered.
Post by VICTORIA GRACE WATSON on Mar 1, 2014 0:59:16 GMT -5
Victoria immediately regretted hugging Marcus when she felt him jump; she hadn't meant to scare him and this didn't seem like it was getting off to a good start. But when he hugged her tighter she was shocked. She hadn't expected that, but boy did it feel good. Like old times… She hugged him back and felt tears spring to her eyes. "I've missed you, too, Marcus. I'm so sorry I haven't talked to you. But I think about you everyday, and I promise that from now on I'll make time to call." She pulled away just far enough to look at him. "My handsome brother," she said with a soft smile. "I bet you're a heartbreaker, aren't you?" She decided it would be best to not talk about the bad things that had happened or the reason Marcus was in here. If the situation was reversed, she knew she'd appreciate someone deciding to forget about the negative.
"How have you been?" She asked, sitting across from him. "I brought you something." She reached into her bag and pulled out a writing journal. "It has topics for each day. I saw it and immediately thought of you." She gave him a soft smile and gently brushed some hair from his eyes. It was hard sometimes for Victoria to be affectionate because she was always afraid of rejection, but she never had a fear of being affectionate to her brother.
Post by MARCUS ANTHONY ANDREWS on Apr 27, 2014 15:20:46 GMT -5
Jumping whenever someone touches him is something that he's grown accustomed to. He hated when people snuck up on him and he felt bad when he saw his sister. He didn't want her to think she scared him because honestly, she really didn't. When he hugged her, he felt the familiar feeling of love and his sister that he missed. When he hugged someone close to him, he felt that familiar sense of security. He missed that with his sister. Ever since she disappeared and went off to college, he has barely spoken to her and it hurt him. He heard what she said and he looked at him. "Do you promise to call?" Marcus said. "I don't like when people make promises to me and then don't follow through..." Marcus hated when his mom or Faith promised they would do something and then they never did it. Marcus heard what she said and he smiled weakly. "Nah... no one notices me. Everyone I used to be friends with, they don't talk to me anymore. Girls don't even noticed me."
Marcus heard what she asked and he shrugged. "I guess you can say that I've been a lot better... but lately, I haven't been good Vic," Marcus said quietly. He heard what she said and he looked at her. He saw her reach into her back and he smiled at the sight of a journal. He loved to write. It was one of his favorite past times. Marcus took the journal from his sister and he thumbed through it. "Thanks Vic. This will really help me," Marcus said softly. He looked at her, "How are you?" He asked. He wanted to catch up with his sister. It's been a while since they've talked and he was glad she was here.
Post by VICTORIA GRACE WATSON on Jul 16, 2014 18:21:29 GMT -5
Victoria frowned at Marcus's words and held his hand, giving it a reassuring squeeze. "I [promise," she said firmly. No one liked having promises broken and Victoria hated breaking them. Now she'd have to make sure to set aside a certain time to call Marcus and she was excited to do that. There was no way she was about to explain why she had been so estranged, though. That was the last thing he needed to hear at the moment. "What? That's crazy! I bet they notice you but are just too nervous to talk to you. It's a shame about the ones you used to be friends with, but that just means you'll get true friends eventually. Most kids aren't as mature as you are at your age. But no one can tell me that the girls don't notice your gorgeous blue eyes." She smiled at him, believing every single word she said. When Victoria was at boarding school she'd sometimes get pictures sent over to her of her brother and sister. Whenever someone happened to see them they always talked about what a beautiful family Victoria had. It made her feel good but at the same time she'd felt like she really didn't have a place there. Sure she was pretty close to her siblings and mom, but at times it was rough being so far away.
Her face became solemn at his next words and she nodded slowly. You and me both, she thought to herself. But a gentle smile touched her lips when Marcus looked through the journal. "I'm glad." At his question about how she was doing, Victoria blanched slightly. "I'm good, just stressed about college. But that's normal." She laughed nervously, unaware of the hair flip she did.
Post by MARCUS ANTHONY ANDREWS on Jul 22, 2014 12:42:58 GMT -5
Marcus heard what his sister was saying and he wanted to believe her. He really did. But she broke her promises before and he found it hard to think that she wouldn't break them again. "I trust you," He said quietly. He would only trust her until she broke that trust. Then, it would be awhile before she got the trust back that he instilled before. Marcus heard what he sister said and he shook his head. "I'm a freak Vic... no one likes me and mom humiliated me in the middle of class and embarrassed me. I can't take mom anymore. She's too depressed and I can't handle the emotions. It's not healthy for me... it's how I ended up here. And honestly, this feeling- the feeling and the need to cut- is never going to go away. It's always going to be there." Marcus didn't know why he was telling his sister all of this. It just came out.
Marcus heard what his sister said and he frowned. He shook his head. "You're not okay Vic. Something's bothering you. Being around mom, and being here and seeing all the people, I've gotten pretty good at reading people," Marcus said quietly, looking at her, his blue eyes broken and solemn. "You can talk to me ya know..."
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: That sounds familiar. I used to be that way. I still am, but I've learned to let go a little.
Sept 18, 2013 22:33:39 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): Alec is too good to me, how did I deserve him. I'm such a perfectionist that I am afraid to screw up
Sept 18, 2013 22:30:10 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: Everyone screws up. I've screwed up so many times I can't even keep track, but you just have to pick yourself up and learn to forgive yourself which can be the hardest thing to do
Sept 18, 2013 22:28:38 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): Thank you so much Ellen. I know Alec is there to encourage me, but sometimes I feel he's put me on this great mother pedestal. I'm afraid of screwing up.
Sept 18, 2013 22:25:29 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: I wouldn't worry too much Emma. You're very maternal, something I never was, and I managed to do it alone. If you ever need to talk about parenting, I'm always here
Sept 18, 2013 22:10:52 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): I'm just worried about being a good mother. Since my own mother is no longer here to advice me. I just want to do her proud *nervous look*
Sept 18, 2013 22:09:25 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): well I think Alec will be worried when it comes to that age. He'll probably buy a shotgun and ward off any boy who comes a courting.
Sept 18, 2013 22:08:32 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: -laughs- you don't have to worry about that for a while. I told Victoria when she was going into sixth grade, but I think it also depends on the child
Sept 18, 2013 22:07:23 GMT -5