My first day is finally done. I finished my shift and now I am about to see my brother, but Sister Jude crosses my way. I don't reply anything, I just nod after she told me about Nancy Downs, the patient who was in isolation, as I found out. When she went around the corner and I don't see her anymore, I close my eyes for a second, to calm me down. "This woman is a real devil" I think and turn around, walking to the nursing room.
There I change my clothes and when I am ready, I look into the mirror. My eyes are a little closed and dark rings surround them. I breathe out loud and open my hair. Then I go with my fingers through it before I take my bag and leave the Asylum. As soon as I am outside, I can hear the sound of a car horn. I turn around and see a black car behind me. Then the window opens and I see Dorian sitting inside. —Get in— He only says and stares at me. I don't ask anything, I just get into it and then he starts driving. We don't talk the whole drive.
After a while, we arrive at the house of my parents, well our house now. The estate is surrounded by a forest and there are no other houses. Without a word, he gets out of the car and opens the door for me. I do the same and together we walk towards the door. He opens it and we enter. Everything is dark until he presses on a button, which is right next to the door. Now, the big chandelier illuminates the entire entrance. I look around, trying to remember things from my childhood. Nothing really changed, only that now a big picture of my parents with a golden frame hangs on the wall, above the fireplace. —You can stay here. Your room is on the first floor. Mom and Dad renovated it after you left Braircliff.— My brother says and I stare at him. Then I nod. It kinda hurts me to know that they threw my things away, like if they didn't mean anything to them. Dorian leaves me and goes upstairs, to his room. I stand there for a few minutes, only staring at the photo. "My parents look old, probably they took it before they died" I think before I take my bag and my luggage, going upstairs too. The house is big, I almost forgot how big. Then when I arrive at my room, I open the door and see a big bed in the centre of it. On the side there is a huge bookshelf and a wardrobe. Everything is so orderly, like if no one ever has been in this room. I enter it and put my suitcase on the bed. Then I open it and take out a frame with a picture of me and aunt Nicky in it. Since I live in Braircliff, I miss her more and more everyday. I stare at the picture before i put it on my night table, next to my bed. The next thing what I take out is the necklace, which my mom gave to me, right before I left the city. It's the only thing I have left of her. I open the lock and put it on. After I heard about my parent's death, I never was able to wear it again, but now I am. It gives me strenght. When I am done with unpacking, I decide to see if Dorian sleeps already. Since I am here, we never really got the chance to talk to each other a lot. I go downstairs and see him sitting in a armchair, in the living room. He wears normal clothes and smokes a Havanna. Then I take a sit on the couch in front of him, but he doesn't turn his head around, to stare at me. He leans forward and takes a glass, filling it with some type of whiskey. Then he puts it in front of me. —We never got the chance to talk about what happened...— I start the conversation.