|Private for Aftermath
||[Aug. 23rd, 2008|09:46 pm]
The first thing Michael had done when he'd woke up in his own body was leave wherever he was, not even really looking and looked for someplace private. Whenever he saw someone, he turned the other direction. He felt so...dirty after being in that other body, after all the things he had done. Everything it had made him feel... |
He found himself in the hot springs. It wasn't the ideal place, with all of the memories that were attached to it but it would do. The first thing he did was throw up everything he could. Then he curled up into a ball and cried.
When he felt like he had nothing (literally) in him anymore, he felt numb. He laid there for a long time, just staring at the rock roof. Finally, he shed his clothes and settled into the hot springs, hoping maybe the dirty feelings that pervaded both his body and mind would soak away.
Two hours later, he felt cleaner on the outside only. But he did feel slightly better, enough that he gained the energy and courage to put on his clothes and head back to the compound for a proper shower and something to drink.
Finally, with a heavy heart, he set out to look for the people he needed to talk too. He had to get it over with...no matter how hard it was going to be.