Fandoms: Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan & Related Fandoms, Peter Pan (2003), Once Upon a Time (TV)
23 Aug 2018
A feminine face still plump with adolescence shone by the light of a bulbous candle, her cheeks glimmering with the cascade of tears which she struggled to ignore.
'Dear, Diary,' she began, her penmanship distressed and scratchy as she worked to maintain a steady grip on her hand. 'Mother is dead, and father's gotten to drinking nightly. When he finally comes home he's almost always--'
The candle is extinguished at the roar of approaching footfalls echoing up the stairs, and the fearful girl permits a neutral haze over her features to disguise her alertness.
Hours rolled by like years before the candlestick was relit, only now the innocent complexion she conveyed was marred with the swell of new bruises and cuts.
... 'Dear, Diary,... he did it again.'