Deserving of the Sun and Moon

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***This is the Sequel to "Putting the Pieces Back". Please go read that one first!*** The deal was simple. Alia could never speak to her friends in North Isles again if she wanted them to have any possibility of a good life. She listened. She stayed away. She tried to move on. But Diana Langston is never happy and sends Alia to London after her first year of college. Fed up with being in London, Alia makes a plan with her former roommate Min, to come back. Everything seems too good to be true when she is finally back on American soil and ready to start her senior year of college. This changes when she and Min go to their local bar and her past crashes into her present. Jay and Vance are suddenly back in her life and they’re not so forgiving. Alia struggles with wanting things to be how they once were and knowing that the damage she caused is irreversible. On top of it all, it seems as if she and Jay switched places. He has done nothing but thrive in life since she left meanwhile she has become a shell of the person she once was, only happy when she’s producing music. A dream she is working to make into a reality. But nothing is ever easy and her mom is there trying to tear down Alia’s happiness every chance she gets.

A. Henderson
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“Why don’t you start with the events leading up to the accident. What happened? What were you thinking?” The lady across from me has her notebook out, her legs crossed, a pen ready. It’s not my first time talking to a therapist, but it is the first I can be fully honest with one. Nothing I say in here will ever get back to my mom. I look down at my hand that’s in a cast, a year apart from the last break I had. This time, my leg was injured as well, and it rests in a boot.

“I was told I would go to England, immediately. I didn’t have a choice.”

“Why not?”

“Because she controls me, body and soul.”

“Why didn’t you want to come to England?”

“It finalized my life. Sealed my fate. Ended my hope.”

“Hope for what?”

“Seeing them again.”


“The people I love most in this world. People, I would do anything to protect, even if it’s protecting them from me.”

“You say that as if you’re the bad guy.”

“I thought I was better than her. But at the end of the day, I’m just like my mother. I left my friends without telling them.”

“Why didn’t you tell them?”

“Because they would convince me to stay, but I wouldn’t be able to. My mom can ruin their lives.”

“No one is that powerful.”

“My mother is.”

“Let’s get back to the jump. What were you thinking at that moment?”

“I wanted to end her control. End the pain I didn’t know how to handle. End everything so I didn’t have to deal with it anymore.”

“But you regret jumping?”

“Because of Min.”

“Who is Min?”

“My best friend. We were roommates and best friends all year. She found me. Covered in mud, broken hand, and leg. I remember her sobbing. Screaming for someone to call 9-1-1. The look of terror on her face… I knew what I did was stupid. The pain wouldn’t end with me. I would have given it to Min to deal with.”

"You're not wrong. Pain may end for us, but it continues for other people. We have a lot to work out, Alia. I don't believe the jump was anything more than a dumb alcoholic decision. But you are fighting depression. So I want you to keep a journal. We’ll meet twice a week. The journal is not for my eyes, but I want you to write in it. If there is something you end up wanting to talk about, write it down. Next session, let’s delve deeper into the mother issue. I want to know about your relationship with her. And Alia, know that anything you say to me is confidential. Don’t feel like you have to close up. Okay?” I nod my head, feeling a little better than I did when I came in, but still just as broken as I have always been.

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