WAAAA THANKS SO MUCH I'm glad you like it so far!! dielle really deserves the best, and I'm definitely not biased
he's out there somewhere in the world catching a gallon of milk and/or a pack of cigarettes
our girl deserves only the best 😤
dielle is like 🤏 this small (rip to that emoji on light mode)
YEAH!! I've had a lot of folks tell me that Mateo wasn't a bad dad- and to some extent that's true, he tried what he probably considered his personal best while dealing with depression, and we never saw him outright abuse Dielle in any obvious ways- but the distance her dad put between them was harming both their parent/child relationship as well as Dielle's own emotional growth. I remember experiencing that distinct dichotomy myself for the first time as I entered adulthood, and it was fun to write about!
I miss present day Dielle dearly, it was hard writing a whole chapter without her 😭