Tales of The Protectors Second Rising
Tale 3: Therapy
JUN 18th, 2005
I woke up the next day, and did my normal routine. Every morning I got out of bed, went to the bathroom, listened to my mother ask how I was doing today and how I was feeling and giving her the same lie everyday, then I ate breakfast and went to to school. Now instead of being picked on at school, I was just feared, which was actually I welcomed change of pace. Once the school day ended, I went to my daily therapy session, thats right, apparently I’m that big of a head case that I require daily therapy instead of weekly or monthly.
Although today was different than usual at therapy, my therapist had Casey, her assistant, sit in with her while I did my session, with my permission of course. I didn’t care who listened in on my lies. The therapist asked how today went and I told her that it was all the same routine as the previous and day before that. She said that maybe that’s the reason for my recent behavior, that my life has become too routine and boring. I laughed in my head at that for two reasons, one how many 11 year olds lives become routine, and two if only she knew the whole truth, my life is far from boring. But instead of saying all of that I looked at her and just said maybe you are right. And then she suggested all of these new things I could do. I told her I would see what I could do and thats when the session ended.
I went to leave the office with the intention of heading to the Hero’s Alliance headquarters, when I heard a voice calling my name. I turned around and it was Casey. She asked where I was going and if I wanted company. I said I was going home and that I didn’t need any company to go there. Then she grabbed my arm and told me that I wasn’t going anywhere, that she had somewhere she wanted to take me. I told her that I didn’t want to go anywhere else but home, but she smiled and told me that I didn’t have a choice and whisked me away from the therapists office.
She took me to a familiar spot to me, the woods where X-Keller and I fought all of the Jenis clones. She noticed the look on my face and asked me what was wrong. I told her nothing and asked why we were here. She told me that she wanted to help me. She admitted that she read the file her boss had over me and knew what happened at school and thought that I needed a friend. I looked at her and said that I don’t need any charity and started to walk away. She told me that she wasn’t offering charity, she just wanted to get to know me better. I sat back down and told her that she probably already knows me better than I know me. She laughed and said that that was impossible, but one thing she did know is that I had been lying to the therapist.
I was shocked. She could tell? I tried my best not to show her I was shocked and told her see didn’t know what she was talking about and I got up and went to leave. She ran up to me and stopped me by hugging me. She said that it was okay if I wasn’t ready to talk about, she just didn’t want me to leave yet. I thought about it and decided to stay. We spent the rest of the day talking and learning about each other, although I still never let the truth about me slip out. It was the most normal day I had had in a year. When we parted ways I couldn’t stop smiling. I had a lot of fun with her.
The fun had ended however when my phone rang. X-Keller needed me to come the Hero’s Alliance and that he had my parents covered. He said it was nothing serious, just something that needed to be addressed now. And just like that the normal day had ended