Yeah, Natalie had really started to affect her dad’s way of thinking.
Instead of protecting Laura, her dad had started to protect Natalie in every argument.
Arguing with him seemed to be a daily activity lately.
She threw her backpack over her shoulder and kept walking.
It had happened slowly, so slowly that she hadn’t noticed before. But all Natalie cared about was protecting her son.
As soon as Laura’s dad had talked to Natalie, Natalie had come to Laura’s room and given Laura a speech about the good guy Alex was, that he had taken care of her the way Laura had taken care of her dad and that Laura had nothing to be afraid of. The thing that hurt Laura was that Natalie hadn’t said it with empathy or reassurance. After that, she had ruffled Laura’s hair up a bit and told her that dinner would be ready in a few minutes.
The worst part was that Laura hadn’t only lost her dad, she had also lost her stepmother.
The stepmother that she had thought, for a while, could be a worthy replacement for her actual mom.
A friend back home tells Chris that several black men have gone missing in the suburb he's visiting before things begin to spiral out of control into a violent attempt for escape.
aka I'm a slut for bad girl Carmilla, for fake relationships and for high school AUs. Natalie had shown interest in Laura from the moment they met, asking her about school and playing pranks on Laura’s dad with her.
He protected Natalie when Natalie used up all Laura’s bath salt, the salt that always helped her relax when she was stressing over school.
He protected Natalie when Natalie had promised Alex Laura’s car and he told Laura that she had to learn how to share.
She was convinced that she shouldn’t have complained about it, until she talked to Danny about it and Danny had gotten pissed at her dad. Laura thought that if her dad didn’t take her seriously, maybe Natalie would.