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ʟɪʟʟɪᴀɴ "ʟᴇᴛ ᴛʜᴇ sɪɴ ʙᴇɢɪɴ" ᴄʀᴀᴡʟᴇʏ ([personal profile] glassbox) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2013-04-15 08:32 pm


-- ain't puttin' up with this again.

[ the camera jostles a little before the feed becomes steady, focusing on lillian crawley's aggravated face.

it's hard to tell what's making her mad -- the list of things that could set her off probably stretches around the earth twice -- but you might notice on the couch behind her is a humanoid woman with vibrant blue dreadlocks and white eyes. she's dressed in a large sweater and little else -- and judging by the scratches on her arms and her throat, it was a fight for lil to get even that on her.

I ain't. Someone else can babysit her goddamn bot ass. If she thinks I'm gonna let her stay here after she comes waltzin' in, tellin' me my husband's really gone an' she's upset about it --

[ lil purses her lips. her face is angry, but the slight break in her voice suggests she's choosing anger over more miserable feelings right now. ]

Someone come an' take her. Before she blows her own goddamn head off again.
professorlionface: (I'll have to think about this.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-17 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
You miss him, probably only exacerbated by missing what you used to have before. It's understandable in the circumstances.

But it can't last forever, either.
professorlionface: (Hmph.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-19 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
I understand. It deserves some time.

But you can't let it take everything, either.
professorlionface: (Well...that's something.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-19 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
That's part of the problem. You've been mourning the loss for a while already, even while he was still here. You've both been mourning each other so much that you let it consume you.

I know it isn't easy to be told, much less to do act on, but I really can't stress the importance enough.

I'm not speaking as someone without experience, either. Not necessarily in the same context, but I know what it's like to have everything in your life suddenly become something it was never supposed to be.
professorlionface: (Oh.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-19 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
Always. But a chance isn't a promise, you have to grow past the need.
professorlionface: (Oh I dropped it.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-20 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
You can. You just have to believe you can. Don't let me misrepresent this, it will be a process, and likely a long one, but it's by no means impossible.

I...may have the number of someone who could help, if you're interested.
professorlionface: (Well...that's something.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-20 03:33 pm (UTC)(link)
You don't have to be crazy to need help, Lil. Do you think I have the number to a good therapist I can personally vouch for by random happenstance?
professorlionface: (Sounds questionable)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-21 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
They're only a stranger at first, and certainly a more professional than the strangers you're talking to about it right now.

Having a grounded, unbiased third party helps, Lil. I'm telling you this from experience.
professorlionface: (pic#5893026)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-21 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
No, they'll help you to identify the problems at their source, and to formulate strategies to overcome them. If there's fixing you need, only one person can manage that.
professorlionface: (pic#5893026)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-22 08:29 am (UTC)(link)
But the problems haven't conveniently disappeared either, have they?
professorlionface: (These things get so filthy!)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-22 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
It's the unfortunate thing about the messes others contribute to our lives. There will never be anyone else who can clean them, not completely. But there will be people at least willing to grab a broom.