When I heard you come back into the room, I froze. Holding my breath until I felt you sit next to me and pull me close. I wanted to throw off my blanket and be held, to cuddle and act like nothing was wrong. Instead, choosing to stay still and listen.
"No, I'm not okay. I got loud at you, and you ignored me."
I sighed, already guessing that me being pissed off was probably the reason. I loosened my arms around you, pressing a kiss on the top of your head before mumbling against your skin.
I know, honey, I’m sorry. I just.. I was surprised by hearing you talk to me like that, it really hurt my feelings.
You didn’t say anything at my admission as. I took it as you wanting some space as I slipped my hand off of you and planned on heading back to our bedroom.
I’ll leave you alone for the night, okay? Talk to me when you’re ready.
Reading your vent post, and I’m also frustrated that it feels like nothing matters. So I’m using my frustrated energy to tell you, You can do something right. It doesn’t feel like it matters, but it does. The numb anxious feeling will pass. No matter how much crap you take from others or yourself, you’re valued, dude. - A fellow turtle in molasses 🐢
Ah, I don’t ever expect anyone to read those. ;w; I really appreciate you taking the time to send this, it means a lot. Also, idk, I didn’t ever think I would hear that phrase in a...positive way? Like, it seemed so obvious to me that the turtle thing was meant to insult me all my life, and then all the sudden I’m reading it in an ask but in...a different light.
It’s funny how life turns around and shows you things like that. Thank you. :)
Makes me feel a little less alone to know there are people out there who feel the same and are still trekking on. I hope you’re doing well, and I hope today treats you kindly. <3
And remember that you are also valued and you matter!