The Lying Eyes
Author: MadKilljoy

Chapter 9
A new perspective


I hadn't realized how much I had grown apart from my mom until she locked me in. Why did she think they were so dangerous? He was the only one I'd even seen, other than me, what does she know about them anyways? I stared into my mirror, it was cracked down the middle, leaving two reflections of me. I looked at my tangled copper braid and stared into my own eyes.

I had grown up believing I wasn't one of them. In two days that changed and so did my views on a lot of things, like myself. I'm not the person I though I was, and I planned on showing that to her. I reached for the pair of small metal scissors and said goodbye to the long hair. I let my braid loose, leaving my hair in curly tangles reaching down my waist. I began to cut it, just below my shoulders.

When she walked through the front door and saw me sitting there, her jaw dropped. “Petra,” She breathed, “your hair.” Her words came out in whispers, she looked horrified. She braced herself up against the wall.

“What's wrong?” I acted mindlessly innocent. Her face turned a deep shade of red, her hands shook.

“Your hair,” she repeated through clenched teeth. “you haven't cut it even since he disappeared!”

“That's all I am to you, right? Just a reminder of someone you couldn't lock up.” My tone was cool, but there was venom in my voice. Her face fell and she took a step back, like my words had pushed her. A though occurred to me, “You knew, didn't you?” Part of me wanted her to know, just so I could know that she still accepted me, despite what everyone said. At the same time, I didn't want her to know so I wouldn't feel like I've been lied to my whole life.

“Petra, I was trying to protect you.” She said softly.

“From what, myself? How could you think that I'd never figure it out?” I wanted my answers, I had been lied to this whole time, it was time for the truth.

“You don't know what's going on outside these walls,” I had a feeling she didn't mean the house's walls. “ you've never seen or even heard what's happening.” She seemed like she didn't believe it herself. I shook my head and turned towards the steps, I had a lot to think over, and a few choices to make.


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