Rain:590: Nightmare

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Synopsis

Rain has a dream where she remembers a childhood interaction with Marcus. As she cries, Emily comforts her.

Author Notes

So... yeah... sorry.  Trigger warning?

This is incidentally the first (and hopefully last) three-pager.  Originally, I just wanted to have the nightmare in a two-pager and save the last part with Emily for the following update.  It flowed weird though, and it felt a little too cruel to leave people hanging on that note.  I feel like no one would argue that this is probably one of the heavier scenes in the story to date.  Mr. Flaherty is terrifying, and Rain's fear is outright tangible (at least to me).  That said, I actually think it's one of my favorites in terms or art and writing.  I'm just proud of how it all came out, even if it is hard to look at (which admittedly, is kind of the point).

Something a bit lighter next time.  I promise.

Transcript

4:19 AM

A dream

Young Rain is in Kellen's room, trying on a skirt and frilly top, when she's startled by a noise behind her.

Oh, um... hi... dad.
What the hell are you wearing? What are you doing in your sister's room in her old clothes? What's wrong with you!?
I... I just... I wanted... to, um...
That's disgusting! Take it off!
I... uh...
What are you waiting for!?
I SAID, TAKE IT OFF!! OR I'LL TAKE IT OFF FOR YOU!!

Rain wakes with a start, and begins to sob.

Please don't cry, sis. Whatever it is, I'm here for you.

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