Act Two, Chapter Five: 07

10th Jul 12:00 AM, 2015 in Act Two: Chapter Five
Act Two, Chapter Five: 07
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MsMegan 10th Jul 12:00 AM, 2015


Dreampiper 10th Jul 12:10 AM, 2015
Fluffy 10th Jul 12:10 AM, 2015
At least that lady cares about her kid enough to know that he can't fly.
Hallan 10th Jul 7:18 AM, 2015
Either that, or she doesn't want a resource to get away from her.
Michael 24th Apr 7:30 PM, 2017
Michael 24th Apr 7:30 PM, 2017
He is an asset she put a lot of time and money in.
The_Rippy_One 19th Nov 7:26 AM, 2018
it can be both. people are rarely so simple.
Kawaii overload!!! 10th Jul 4:25 AM, 2015
Wait. I had a dream where I fell kinda like that. I ended up landing a lion that became my friend! He was cute :3
The Young Entity 4th May 10:59 PM, 2018

I'm not even going to get started on my freaking-weird dreams. Ok, I can't resist. One similar one I was on a cliff, and the world suddenly started tilting until I fell off the edge. It was disturbing, but it turned out all right.
cattservant 10th Jul 6:41 AM, 2015
The gravity of the situation...
Stitchlingbelle 10th Jul 4:40 PM, 2015
That, I was not expecting.
Stitchlingbelle 10th Jul 4:40 PM, 2015
That, I was not expecting.
metaceryn 12th Jul 4:48 AM, 2015
Why would it be so far out of character for Argus's mother to try saving him? I believe, even more now, that she really does love him; what we're seeing in this abusively controlling position is the twisted expression of her parental concern for his well-being.

She doesn't criticize his appearance to belittle him, but to rectify his sloppiness. She doesn't destroy his birds to spite him, but because they're distracting him from more important things. And for all she's done for Argus, it breaks her heart how unappreciative he is. No one's the villain of their own story.

It's more consistent with Ms. Megan's demonstrated subtlety, the theme of binding obligations, and the kind of corrosively-loving conditioning that will truly **** a person up for life–moreso than upbrigning by an Evil Step(?)mother. And it makes Argus's headlong plunge into bestial madness all the more tragic because–as she'll be sure to remind him on the way down–it hurt her more to do this than it hurt him.
Michael 24th Apr 7:35 PM, 2017
I think you are wrong. She is a soziopath, manipulative and want him to follow her plans at all costs.

Your last sentence I heard from my mother and it was the worst Thing she could do. It hurt more than the hitting with the broomstick.
Adrek Norn 12th Jul 8:20 AM, 2015
Adrek Norn
It's strange all this black, but it's also very personal. I like it
Cathy M 13th Jul 10:43 AM, 2015
Terrifying step mom? Where's his father ?
LadyDeSadi 13th Jul 4:38 PM, 2015
I know she cares in her own sick kind of way, I really do - and it just pains me that the actions that she takes to show that she cares causes poor Argus so much grief. And it pains me that she cannot seem to care in a manner that is healthy for the both of them. Such a beautifully twisted relationship they have.

I'd like to see a lot more of this... Is that bad?...

Also, hi there Ms Megan. I'm still here, and (im)patiently waiting for new installments!
lechuga 22nd Jul 3:03 AM, 2015
So, yes. Mama Beast loves him, but it's on her terms. She obviously prescribes to the, "Spare the rod, spoil the child," Parenting camp. But the bigger issue here is that she doles out punishments that don't match whatever it is that Argus has done. With children, you need to be clear about expectations and consequences.

Mama Beast is emotionally abusive. Maybe more than that. We'll have to keep reading.

But in the meantime, can someone call Child Protective Services, please?? Have them send over a social worker.
AbigailBrooks 24th Aug 5:27 PM, 2015
The fact that Argus is scrambling away from her to the point where he actually slips and falls from the window is so heartbreaking. I admit to being a little surprised to see her reaching for him, obviously horrified to see him falling - but then again, it also makes sense. Where would she be without someone to control? She probably needs him more than he needs her, emotionally-speaking, not to mention socially speaking if he is her main connection to the court. She also might love him to some extent, even if that love is certainly not unconditional.
Michael 24th Apr 7:38 PM, 2017
This time you hit the spot. I consider her as relatively emotional cold, manipulative with Ambition to power using her son.
Michael 24th Apr 7:40 PM, 2017
look at her face. She is not afraid for him falling to death. She is angry.