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Should've Stayed

Title: Should've Stayed
Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Wizard of Oz
Character/Pairing: Dorothy, Auntie Em
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: drabble_weekly 53: If I Were You
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 200
Date Written: 5 August 2017
Summary:
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.





She remembers the warnings. She remembers the feelings of being in that dreadfully dark forest, never knowing what was going to come at them next. Worst of all, she remembers being held captive by the Witch, hearing her aunt cry, feeling helpless to stop the Witch or even console her auntie Em -- her aunt, who searched endlessly for her, yet now lets them tie her to a table.

Dorothy reaches for her, her name on her tongue, but her words freeze as she hears the Witch’s awful, cackling voice resonating in her head. Auntie Em! Auntie Em! Dorothy shuts her eyes tightly against the voice, but as she does so, she sees a lone tear trail down her aunt’s face.

She turns her head away but ceases fighting. It won’t do any good anyway; it never does. She tenses as she feels the first bolt begin to enter her body. Her aunt’s doing this, because she believes she’s crazy. She’s trying to save her, but they can’t save her. Every one of their actions only condemns her more.

I’d turn back if I were you. Dorothy’s body shakes. Oh God, she should’ve stayed! She should’ve stayed!


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