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Vanilla #9

Author: Regret
Rating: G
Story: Three Graces
Challenge: Vanilla #9 - Mother Used To Say
Extras: Pocky
Word Count: 100
Summary: David thinks about his absent mother.
Notes: I always had this in my head as being something about Simon's troubled family, but in the end David got there first.

His mother left when he was sixteen, just walked out into the desert. He suspected he should’ve been more upset, if he hadn’t always seen it coming. She’d stroked his cheek, fluffed his hair - embarrassing but pleasant - and told him to always remember that he was special; he could do anything if he’d a mind to. (She always said it, as she watched him with mixed pride and apprehension as he played with things, fixed them.) He missed her sometimes, wondered if she missed him too; decided probably not, but he never forgot: he lived by those words.

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13066301
Dec. 30th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, poor David. What's worse is that he was expecting something like that to happen. Great work with this little piece :)

(and now I wanna know what happened with Simon's family, too, now that you mentioned it)
nothingtoregret
Dec. 30th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like it. :) Yeah, I always feel bad for him but he has at least inherited her self-sufficiency too. Kind of had to.

I keep trying to write Simon's, but his can't be summed up so easily, poor boy... I'll get there one day!

Also eeeeee Cow And Chicken!
ichthusfish
Dec. 31st, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Aww, poor David. He sounds like he can stand on his own two feet, but I hope he doesn't end up on his own because of it. Nicely done :)
nothingtoregret
Jan. 1st, 2012 01:51 am (UTC)
He's a self-sufficient guy, that's why she felt comfortable leaving him - and probably why he expected her to go... I'm starting to conclude he has a very odd relationship with her, haha. As to ending up on his own, well, he doesn't mind it much - for now, anyway...
nathskywalker
Dec. 31st, 2011 12:53 pm (UTC)
that's not a fun way to grow up, even if his mom left him some words to live by. it's just not the same as having a mother. I love the pocky though!
nothingtoregret
Jan. 1st, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
He's glad to have had her for 16 years at least, I think. It's the words that cause more trouble than her leaving in the end!

Trying to fit it into a pocky was... interesting, but surprisingly fun. :)
kaitygirl88
Jan. 1st, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I can't decide if it's worse that David's mother left or that he was expecting it. She definitely left an impression though. Great job.
nothingtoregret
Jan. 1st, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
I think he had a bit of a funny relationship with his mother, or perhaps more that she had a funny relationship with him... It's a bit hard to explain, I'll write it soon but it's still odd to get my head around. And yes, she left an impression but it may have been possibly the worst thing she could do, poor David. :s

(I spent a lot of November feeling very bad for him...)
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