I woke from sleep groggy and unsure where I was. The sun was streaming through the window and there was a room wide buzzing going on. I’d slept through my usual time. I rubbed at my eyes wondering what time it was. There had been dreams – dreams of Dev. And Sage and Dee. There had been dreams of the boys, of that mysterious tree. I was sore as I got up out of the lumpy bed. I missed my bed. I’d be happy sleeping alone if I could just have my bed back. I wanted to be back with Sage, but that wasn’t going to happen.

There was a buzz and my door opened and a perky little nurse walked in with a smile. “You have an early appointment.”

“I need to change.” I said.

The little nurse nodded and closed the door and stood there waiting. I shrugged to myself I had no problem getting naked in front of anyone. She wasn’t precisely the person I wanted to be naked in front of but whatever. I didn’t make a show of hiding myself, but I heard a small gasp as I pulled off my shirt and she saw the scars lining my back. I heard her take a few steps then stopped a few feet from where I was changing. She whispered, “You poor boy.”

Such a pity party. Like I was showing you to get sympathy. The little nurse closed the distance and put her hand on my back and I froze. My heart raced and I could feel sweat beading on my forehead. “Please don’t.” I managed to breathe out.

Her hand jerked from my back and I turned around pulling a pair of jeans on. “I’d appreciate it if you didn’t do that again.”

She nodded. “I’m sorry. What happened?”

I shook my head, “It doesn’t matter. It’s in the past.” I didn’t want to talk about it with a stranger nor did I want to talk about it at all. Now that I was fully dressed she lead me out of my room and to a different therapy room. Great, this was just what I needed.

I sat down in the overfluffed couch and waited.

All Scenes

The Orange Door (7/1/2017)
Meeting Sam (7/1/2017)
Meeting Emma (7/2/2017)
Protection (7/3/2017)
Sam’s Mom (7/3/2017)
Calling Dad (7/4/2017)
I Need a Break (7/5/2017)
Lost In Thought (7/5/2017)
Company (7/6/2017)
Reflection (7/6/2017)
Coffee Shop Talk (7/7/2017)
Nerves (7/7/2017)
Dinner Date (7/8/2017)
Interruptions (7/8/2017)
Let’s Eat (7/9/2017)
What Now (7/9/2017)
Negotiations (7/10/2017)
Do You Like Them? (7/10/2017)
Finally (7/11/2017)
Interference (7/11/2017)
Jeffery (7/12/2017)
Marvin (7/12/2017)
The Missing Boy (7/13/2017)
Running into Dev (7/13/2017)
Takeout (7/14/2017)
My Wolf Boy (7/14/2017)
Apologies (7/15/2017)
Furious Demon (7/15/2017)
Dream Walker (7/16/2017)
Shields (7/16/2017)
Quieter (7/17/2017)
Up All Night (7/17/2017)
Breakfast (7/18/2017)
Caught Kissing (7/18/2017)
Walk to School (7/19/2017)
My Dad’s Job (7/19/2017)
Broken Bits (7/20/2017)
Vampire Calls (7/20/2017)
Lunch with Dev (7/21/2017)
My Studio (7/22/2017)
Fouresome (7/22/2017)
Long Run (7/23/2017)
Broken Shields (7/24/2017)
Nightmare (7/24/2017)
Next Morning (7/25/2017)
My Son (7/25/2017)
I Love You (7/26/2017)
Train Ride (7/26/2017)
Rooftops (7/27/2017)
Dreams (7/28/2017)
Waking Up (7/28/2017)
Dr. Eriksen (7/29/2017)
Empty Room (7/29/2017)
Moving Rooms (7/30/2017)
My New Home (7/30/2017)
Who’s That (7/31/2017)
Meeting the Group (7/31/2017)
Phone Calls (8/1/2017)
Dinner Time (8/1/2017)
Rehabilitation (8/2/2017)
Dreams of Dev (8/2/2017)
Ghosts and Maras (8/2/2017)
Breakfast (8/3/2017)
Trades (8/3/2017)
Computer Time (8/4/2017)
No Such Luck (8/5/2017)
Scars (8/6/2017)
Mr. Sétanta (8/6/2017)
Screams (8/7/2017)
The Dream Tree (8/7/2017)
Crisis (8/8/2017)
Visitors (8/8/2017)
A Long Talk (8/9/2017)
Hallway Banter (8/9/2017)
Forging Bonds (8/10/2017)
Levi’s Not Here (8/10/2017)
Push and Pull (8/11/2017)
Lone Tree (8/11/2017)
Werewolf Attack (8/12/2017)
Truth and Lies (8/13/2017)
Calming my temper (8/14/2017)
The Darkness (8/14/2017)
It’s My Dream (8/15/2017)
Not Again (8/16/2017)
What Did I Miss (8/16/2017)
Exile (8/17/2017)