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Drabble: A Time To Heal

Title: A Time To Heal

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Owen, mentions Katie

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 327 – Anniversary at tw100

Spoilers: Fragments.

Summary: The anniversary of Katie’s death has always been unbearable for Owen…

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.







Every year since losing Katie, Owen had skipped work to spend the anniversary of her death getting plastered. It wasn’t a day he could ever imagine getting through sober.



As the fateful day approached, he’d get increasingly bad tempered, taking his rage and pain out on anyone who so much as spoke to him. How dare they be cheerful when his heart and soul were being torn apart?



But this year… He checked the calendar; that couldn’t be right! Katie’s anniversary had been last week and it hadn’t even crossed his mind! Did that mean he was finally moving on?




The End

Comments

There is so much truth in this. I remember the first time I "missed" the anniversary of my Mom's death.
There comes a time when I suppose our subconscious decides that it's time to let go and so it doesn't remind us. Because we have to move forward with our lives, we can't cling to the past indefinitely, even though it can be so hard to let go.

Thank you!
I think it does and with Toshe's help he is.
Yeah, he's getting there. He hasn't forgotten Katie, but he's no longer clinging to her memory.

Thank you!
Time is a good healer.
Plus, his friends probably noticed his annual bad moods, and put two and two together, so probably worked together to make sure he was kept busy and distracted at that time.
I think the others probably give Owen some space around that time. They're there for him, but sometimes people need to let their feelings out. Owen is over the worst now and startin g to see that the future can be brighter.

Thank you.