|Isobel Brandt \\ Persephone (praxidike) wrote in paxletalelogs,|
@ 2017-10-17 13:58:00
|Entry tags:||hades, persephone|
i want your love, i want your revenge
Who: Obed & Isobel.
What: Isobel gets her memory back.
Where: 104, then D3.
When: A day or two following this.
The dream had Isobel waking in a cold sweat in the apartment that had never really felt like hers since her memory had been wiped clean. She'd talked herself down, reminding herself that it was just a dream in the end, but sleep had eluded her for the rest of the night.
She'd gone through the motions required of her life otherwise; work, Hanni's needs, keeping her living space in order. Nothing that needed much thought or effort, which gave her plenty of room to worry over the dream. It seemed like it had ripped a hole in her mind; other memories, her memories were leaking back. By the time she'd finished another day and found herself seated on the couch, Hanni curled up in her arms as she read a book, there was so much that she was suddenly trying to juggle along with the idea that all of these thoughts were foreign.
When she found her eyes closing, the book in her hand drooping nearly to the floor, she let sleep roll over her and carry her off into the dark. Isobel found herself moving around in her own mind, where she felt like she was tripping over boxes of files and photos that were just that much out of reach inside her mental periphery.
"Persephone?" Isobel tested the word, a notch above a whisper and still well below a yell. She knelt, picking the lid off one mental box, sifting through neatly ordered memories. "Persephone," she tried, this time louder. She could feel something moving in the dark, awakening to her summons. "I want to talk."
Isobel rose to her feet, the box lid still in hand like a makeshift shield as she felt the woman approach. Clad in blue, with her face half in shadow, Persephone smiled to see her vessel again.
"Hello again, Isobel."
Isobel found herself smiling in return, set at ease in the deity's presence. She still didn't quite understand what all of this was, or what it meant, or even how it had happened, but there was a more pressing concern that she knew Persephone was capable of helping her with.
"I think it's time," she said, an unspoken understanding threading between the two.
Persephone canted her head, studying Isobel for a moment before taking a few slow steps forward. Isobel winced as the other woman raised her hand toward her face, cupping a cheek. Slowly, Persephone's smile widened, and she nodded.
"I think it is, too. Now," she cautioned, her grip growing a little firmer as a thumb traced over a cheek, "this might hurt."
"What—" Isobel's question was cut short as her mind seemed to explode with stars. Everything she'd forgotten, from the things Bryan had done in the past up until the present, to all the mental wounds she'd laid on herself in the wake of trying to understand Obed, and all that lay in between, came rushing back. Isobel felt her knees go weak, but Persephone caught her as she slouched forward, her mental self suddenly unconscious.
Isobel woke with a start, the second time in almost as many days, sending Hanni flying from the couch in surprise. She looked down to the little dog, her memory of how he'd come to be in her life and all that was associated clear in the warm gaze she settled on the animal.
"Hi, baby," she cooed, bending down to gather him up. Hanni all but jumped into her arms, nuzzling her head in familiarity as he seemed to sense a change in her. Isobel sat, getting her bearings; her head felt heavy, like a water balloon, and she needed time to orient herself. The apartment around her helped, but it felt hollow. Empty. She knew why she'd removed herself to it, but rather than chastise herself for a poor decision made under stress, she accepted it for what it was in order to move forward.
Carefully, Isobel rose to her feet and made for the front door. She plucked keys from their spot on the wall, hanging near the door; she shuffled Hanni to one arm, tucking him into her side.
"Are you ready to go get daddy?" she asked him, before reaching for the doorknob.