It's been an interesting three months for you, hasn't it?
How are you doing with Holly? She's starting to feel more permanent about now, right? She has her own room, does her chores (more than her share actually.) Has it been nice having her around? You're beginning to find those places that people who live together find. What does she do that really drives you batty? Mom's been super attentive to her, too. Maybe too much so? Like sometimes don't you just want to say "Hey... remember me?"
You and Ashley took Mikaela to her doctors appointment then ended up making an appointment to have the abortion. You went with her to that too, right? In Bangor? And Ashley helped her with the expense, I think. Mikaela cried in your arms all the way home. She just started balling in the parking lot, and Ashley had to drive. How did you take it? The rift between the two of them never quite healed, did it? Now it looks like you're the hinge of the trio instead of Ash. I mean if there is a trio. Holly fits in there somewhere too. Have you tried all four of you together?
Speaking of Ashley... yeah, the big thing to talk about is that she's your girlfriend now, right? You must've made the move. She wouldn't risk it again after what happened before. Why don't you give me the when, where and how on that. And tell me, did you just realize you loved her, like that way? Or are you just, y'know, distracting yourself from your unrequited crush? You had to sort of talk her into it, or kiss her into it, or both, I think. Of course she was still crazy about you, but I think she was worried about your motives.
You've been together maybe, what, 6 weeks now? So how's it been? Kind of weird in ways, right? Ash doesn't want to be "out" so that sort of limits you. She's sure her Mother won't take it well. In fact you've sort've been pushing her a little on that, right? Have you guys told anyone, like Mikaela, maybe? Have you had or are you having sex or is that still on the horizon?
Are you even thinking about the whole thing with your mom and her dad?
She still flirts with boys at school, to maintain the image. And I should mention that Brad has continued to flirt with you, like he might be really interested. You haven't really told him to buzz off either, have you. In fact, last Friday, he asked you to that Winter dance that's coming up.
Then there's the other side of your life. You know, the supernatural one? You've continued to have nightmares, which is making it hard to get any rest.
How often are you seeing Myrii these days, and is your relationship still sexual? Even if you aren't, when you do talk to her she is almost desperate to touch you, not even sexual if you haven't been pursuing that, just to have contact with you. It brings her almost physical relief and it's been getting worse, as far as you can tell, though Myrii didn't say a lot until you demanded that she tell you about it. You know that bond between you? Well the day you asked her about it she told you that bonds of that nature are the closest thing the Fae have to marriage. I mean the Fae don't have formalized relationships like that for the most part. Not that it demands sexual fidelity or anything. But for true Fae, their word is the force that keeps them together, which is why they can't lie, but they do omit and twist the truth. A promise is a serious thing among the Fae, which is why Nyx is in a lot of trouble.
That was maybe a week ago, but it's been on your mind, hasn't it?
Then the Horned King has been asking you to do things for him. Minor things that dont' always make sense, but he's not good at explaining. Still, it's a two way street.
That's where you are now though. Out in the early morning doing his bidding. Well not that early, at this point you're going to be late for school. You're in the park in freaking December, looking for Nyx's bolthole and the damn knife, you know the one that stabbed you and Myrii. The one you can still feel in your guts when you dream? The King wants you to find it. You could go see Myrii too, I suppose.
What do you want to do first?