Hi, it’s me. The creator.
And this might be the hardest storyline I’ve ever written.
First of all, there are no trigger warnings. Lily is a seventeen year old girl, and is dealing with a lot right now. That wouldn’t cross her mind, and it wouldn’t be true to the character. I’m putting a link to this post in the banner, and even that’s pushing it.
Lily has a… flaw. Not a huge flaw, but it’s something I had to figure out how to deal with. She doesn’t really understand adversity. What had happened to Crystal was bad, she thought, and she was glad that the homeless guy got prison, but she didn’t understand. She’s never been truly impacted by death (that she knows of), once she had lost her memories, everything was pretty much all new, and her life has been pretty good. She’s never had to face her own mortality – or that of her friends.
She needs this growing experience.
Truthfully, I was considering killing off Crystal. But I don’t think I’m going to do that. I don’t think it’s necessary, and I’ve put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into these characters, and I think an author needs a very good reason to do something like that – and I don’t really have one at the moment. But I seriously considered doing it. Unfortunate, but true.
I think this is going to change Lily. But how could it not?