I’d settle for a way back to myself. Do you know what I mean? I used to be a survivor—the kind of would do everything and has done everything in order to survive. And now that I have the perfect family and I’m living in the lap of luxury, I have absolutely no idea who I am any more.
It’s not that all my problems have just magically disappeared. I miss my Ama—my grandmother—who died because I failed her. And there’s something very, very wrong with my new sister, all of her perfect children and most of all, her creepy, bearskin wearing husband. He’s having an affair with a woman who’s living on the other side of our mansion. I hear them at night. Her emo son might want to kill me.
You don’t have to be some kind of hero. I just want someone who makes me feel like the world is right side up again.
~Sophie, The Bearskin's Wife
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