I am deaf in my left ear and minor hearing loss in my right.
It was confirmed to me when ever I put in my headphones to listen to music and I could only hear the right side I asked Mystery to test my headphones to make sure that they were not just broken.
She told me they both worked fine, I didn't believe her so I asked again and she told me again that they both worked fine. I could feel my heart skip a beat as I put in both headphones and blasted the music and I still couldn't hear the song from the left headphone and it was low in the right.
I was crying as I picked up the stones I could find and tossed them as hard as I could into the woods, the sharper ones cut into my palms but at that moment I didn't give a damn. I do now Dollmaker's white skin is stained with my blood, she looked upset as she stared at me from the ground.
'You know the stars are beautiful, just like the dandelion seeds that blow across a summers sky. They can both just keep going forever and even after we cease to exist they will continue on...Melissa don't cry, life gave you this because it believed you can handle it, so take it by those handles and steer it in the direction YOU want it to go'
As she uttered these words I could hardly control my emotions, these feelings, could she have actually understood my emotions after all she had done?
"Melissa I'll help you become stronger....I'll teach you all you need to know about fighting and defense and in return you let me be free from this doll body and let me become part of you again"
"You can screw right off dollmaker...not you..not your fucking father..and not any of your dolls or threats or promises will persuade me to let you free..I would kill you before letting you go even if it meant i had to die myself"
"I see...how irritating...." she raised up her arms and pulled on the threads until they snapped and then i heard her giggle "Lullaby..you can't with hold me...no amount of thread or ribbons will chain me even if I am in a dolls body I am still stronger the you"
I kicked her as hard as I could sending her flying into the wall she fell to the ground and I heard her laughter.
'Lullaby take me up on my offer....I know you wont regret it"
I could feel a painful sting just under my ribs, damned linked senses. So its official I made a deal with the devil.