As she walked along the old footpath, it had an indent on the left & the right, just wide enough to fit her foot, she thought to herself how many people would it take to make such an impact?
Impact to scoffed to herself, people probably notice the impact on the footpath from so many people more then her, it’s as if they look right through her, just invisible.
The thing was Eloise thought to herself, she liked to be invisible, she didn’t like too many people to notice her, Eloise knew she was odd, the less who knew the better.
Eloise had been an odd child growing up, always in her own world made up in her head. She had been known to have walked into walls, she shook her head as she walked. Walk into walls? She realised she really must have been somewhere else then where she was.
Just as Eloise was thinking this, she automatically took the step down the gutter, she knew this walk home from the office, she could do it blind!
She stepped onto the road, took 2 more steps, when a car screeched & blasted its horn at her. ‘Sorry’ she says , giggling in her head, nothing has changed, I still prefer my own worlds.
At the age of 17, Eloises parents had finally had enough, & took her to another psych, the best they could find.
Eloise laughed, they were always the best they could find. This one however was different, he could sense something was not quite right, & pushed her for months to open up.
Eventually she did, she told him how she felt there were 5 people living inside of her, all with their own name & personality.
He nodded his head, made a few notes, & told her she had Multiple Personality Disorder. All of this Eloise didn’t take in, she just listened & nodded her head.
When she left, her parents were handed a script. She could hear the medication was meant to stop all the ‘nonsense’ within.
Know that Eloise is older, now 29, she does not understand why people call it nonsense, or just don’t understand.
She sees what they don’t, every single person she meets behaves a different way, subtle changes, they don’t seem to be aware.
Like the guy at the cafe today, he was wearing a very smart blue suit & teal tie, shoes were polished, hair was done well, clean shaven & she could smell his aftershave.
His order when it arrived wasn’t what he was expecting, he made that clear in a loud voice.
Eloise laughed in her head when he did this, I bet you do not behave at work or at the pub that way do you?
Different environments mean people act a different way.
Eloise stepped up the curb, on to another footpath. She turned left, &!there she relaxed, this was her home. Her sanctuary away from the world.