Topic #v 136 in theatrical_muse
What does not kill us makes us stronger Ellie reminded herself as she cleaned up the apartment she shared with Sean. She had to know this wouldn’t last-for goodness sakes she was only 17 years old. The relationships you form in high school aren’t the ones that last forever-why did she even believe Sean would stay.
Why because you loved him and you needed to feel loved. Ellie thought and then laughed. Sean had been the first person to really care about her after the cutting incident. He saved her from herself.
Everyone was apparently very worried when they found out Sean left-even Paige, self-centered Paige came to see her. No one said it-but Ellie knew, they all thought she would start cutting again. Every time she spoke to someone there eyes found the way to her arms -searching for the telltale scars.
To be completely honest she worried at first too. The first night she was alone she wondered if she were strong enough to not hurt herself anymore. And much to her relief she was-she really was strong enough to make it alone.
The past had been overwhelming and she made a lot of mistakes- but she learned from the mistakes and the pain made her stronger.
Ellie smiled as she threw the dishrag back in the sink and said aloud, “What does not kills us truly does make us stronger”