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Post by Priscilla Hatter on Jun 18, 2016 13:26:22 GMT
DON'T LET ME DISAPPEAR
She had woken up in the hospital, with absolutely no memory of how she had gotten there. The bandages wrapped around either wrist, both soaked a delightful shade of crimson gave her no further insight as to just what had transpired. Clearly she'd injured her wrists somehow. But the specific details such as how and when eluded her.
Ava had crinkled her forehead, eyes squeezed shut in fixed concentration, trying to recall the source of this most unwelcome visit. Her husband may have designed the hospital; but, it made it little more pleasing to be there. At the thought of Erik, sobs bubbled up within her and worked their will on her body. She was already in pain, physical, her wrists burning and as her slight frame shook it was as though that pain doubled. But it was just a love tap compared to the ache in her heart.
She had to write! She couldn't stand to think about it, her lost loves, her ruggedly charming husband and their adorable little girl. Sweet Anya...Only ten far too young..
No! She couldn't accept it! She wouldn't! She'd leave this ludicrous world behind, submerge herself in another! She had to!
Erik...Anya...They were right there! She could still see their smiling faces! Anya was adamant that at 10 she was old enough to light her little menorah herself. She'd been ecstatic, picking one out in Mr. Gold's shop. The moment those pale eyes rested on the small gold treasure that seemed to be hiding amidst the much taller ones, her whole face had lit up. "That's the one," she'd breathed.
They'd bought it for her, set it up alongside the other two. (She had to wonder how many Jewish families had a menorah for each person. But the effect of all those lit candles was lovely to behold.) Erik and Ava had talked it over and decided Ava was old enough to attempt matches under their supervision. The table was covered with aluminum foil in case she dropped the match or one of the candles fell. And if she should burn herself Erik and Ava were prepared to rush her to the sink.
But everything had gone well. Ava got the match lit on her very first try. She put the flame to the wick of the shamos. She expertly drew back the match to blow it out. The rest was simple especially since it was only the first night so the shamos just needed to light one.
They'd given Anya her first present, played some dreidle, eaten latkes, had a wonderful evening. The Everils certainly loved their Hanukkah. Everyone was extra excited because Hanukkah had come late this year and so it would overlap with Ava's birthday.
As an adult, Ava still enjoyed birthdays. She had a sweet tooth and cake was forever a guarantee! And her husband always managed to surprise her with something both thoughtful and fun. And dear little Anya would draw something special just for her.
Only this birthday was different.
Ava violently dug her nails into the side of her head, as though she could bore out those painful memories with weak flesh. All she got for her trouble was scarlet droplets...and more pain.
She thought she'd been drugged; but, she wasn't certain. She only knew that the sun was lower in the sky now. Hours had past. Where oh where had they gone to?
A nurse came in, asked her if she was feeling better. Ava, not understanding her meaning, had stared blankly at her. She hadn't meant to be rude. She was just very confused.
"I need to go home and write. My stories are at home," she'd explained patiently, in a friendly tone. But her eyes were frantic. The muses' cry had only intensified given recent events. She could not ignore it. Nor would she wish to. If she was writing, somewhere else unreachable in this preposterous world, she wouldn't have to think about it. It would be as though Erik and Anya were still waiting for her. Time in all its cruelties would be stopped. She wouldn't be pushed forward while they were stuck in the past. She couldn't take it..This wretched world, turning everything they were to memories.
The nurse flashed Ava a sympathetic look, one that turned Ava's stomach in knots for the pity she saw in it, saw and despised. She didn't want it or need it. All she needed was her novels. Her editor was waiting for the next chapter. Although given her distress, she was far ahead of schedule. She wrote and wrote, forsaking everything else.
Why should she care for anything in a world as mad as this one?! If one day could bleed into the next without clearly noting anything, it would be a mercy! Each hour, every minute was just a fresh barrier between them, one which could never be breached.
She would change as all creatures that breathed must. But they..They were trapped, locked inside her heart and memories. They could never change. And in time...Memories would fade. She feared that most of all. Would a day come where she could no longer recall their faces?!
There was a distraction from such horrifying thoughts in the form of instruction. Before she could return home, resume her writing, she must first speak to Dr. Hopper. He was in another room waiting for her.
"Please, let's be quick about it!" Ava liked Archie. Her entire family had sessions with him. Her mercury poisoning caused a bit of stress for everyone. But now, she just knew he couldn't help her, only her characters could, as dear to her as the brothers and sisters she never had. Although Erik always teased her about this "supposed affection".
"If this is what you call love may I never know it," he'd joke, flashing her that devilish smile that should be illegal for all the heart problems it was apt to cause. "So then how was your day? Kill anyone or did the master of sadism refuse to grant them such a quick release? You won't let them rest not until their death can become the deepest scar for some other character you love to torment."
His voice was so clear. Like this it was hard to imagine there would be no fresh words. She wanted to lose herself in that deep, husky voice of his.
But the nurse wasn't content to leave her be. Although that was fair. Ava had asked for them to be quick about it.
The woman escorted Ava to Archive who she reflexively greeted with a wave only to wince in agony.
"Hello there," she said, straining for a warm tone and bright smile. Through the haze of pain, she wasn't quite sure she managed.
Sorry I disappeared for a while! Anastasia is officially done and I am back, had some IRL mishaps but hope to write with all of you guys soon <3.
Aug 20, 2016 21:00:20 GMT
Apologies to all members, for once again going off the grid. The admins here are still very much invested in keeping this site alive, but sometimes our real lives serve as speed bumps on the road toward that goal. Thank you all for being patient with us.
Jul 26, 2016 15:52:20 GMT
...is this even happening?
Jul 2, 2016 19:56:24 GMT
I'm so excited to see this alive! Hoping my app will be reviewed and, fingers crossed, accepted now! ( Though it has been archived. )
Jun 18, 2016 16:15:05 GMT
Hey guys Ariel here, Thursday night a bad storm knocked my power out and as I Saturday, today, I still don't have any!! I'm not ignoring the site, I just don't have a computer to use yet. As soon as I get power, I will be back!
Jun 17, 2016 19:39:26 GMT
Apologies to all for being so MIA, had a lot going on work wise and with real life this month, the biggest being having my wisdom teeth removed earlier this week. BUT I AM BACK <3
Jun 14, 2016 18:03:21 GMT
All done with my app Lovelies <3
Jun 7, 2016 1:46:17 GMT
hey guys! we're slowly but surely still working on updates. thanks for your patience! we love you!
Jun 2, 2016 1:36:18 GMT
Open thread to anyone that would show up at the snow's residence here
May 19, 2016 20:14:35 GMT
Just a note to all members: Snow will be out of town from Tomorrow morning until Monday afternoon. If anyone has any questions, or needs any help during that time, please direct your concerns to myself and the other staff members! Thank you <3
May 16, 2016 23:23:41 GMT
If you are ready and want to begin writing - the RP boards are open!
May 16, 2016 20:05:07 GMT
Today is Monday guys!!! Please remember it is the last day to reclaim any characters that you are planning on keeping!! Thank you all <3
May 13, 2016 14:35:07 GMT
as you guys are retooling your apps - know that we are canon seasons 1-3, and everything after that can be up to you. you can stick to canon, or go off script - but remember to work with the folks who have connections to your characters! <3
May 13, 2016 13:45:26 GMT
all apps have been archived. please repost the apps of characters you are keeping. pm me with any questions. <3
May 13, 2016 13:16:38 GMT
I just wanna say how very excited I am to see so many of you guys staying and sticking with us <3
May 13, 2016 12:39:46 GMT
don't worry - your plot pages are not deleted, they have been archived, and you will be able to access them once the RP boards are opened back up. I promise nothing has been removed completely - you will have access to all of your posts and plot pages. <3
May 12, 2016 20:37:28 GMT
Hey everybody, I am the admin formerly known as Belle, just so you all know <3
May 12, 2016 20:08:51 GMT
you guys can reply at this link, to let us know which characters & accounts you're keeping! <3
May 12, 2016 18:26:29 GMT
Is there a place to say "yes, I want to keep my character?
May 8, 2016 3:42:44 GMT
don't panic - the rp boards are hidden to staff only for now, as we move everything to the archives and work to restart the game. you will not loose any old work, but we will be wiping the slate clean.