A professional would say that the denial stage is when someone is having a hard time acknowledging that the relationship is over. It was a common defense mechanism used to help numb the intensity of the pain. Zoey's mind kept asking her on how the bloody hell she fell for Dionysus' deception. Zoey criticized her heart over and over again. She can't utterly believe the amount of pain she was feeling right now. She can't understand how love could be all butterflies for one minute, then become sheer suffering the next second. Despite being hostile to each other for the past few years, Zoey embraced her older sister's body tightly. Zoey knew that, that was her hurting soul needed right now. Someone to hug her and remind her that she is worth everything in the world. And, that she is not someone who can be thrown away so easily. She wanted the kind of embrace that would soothe the pain in her heart even just a little bit. Zara was quite stunned, especially when Zoey's soaking wet clothe
Denial, the first stage in grieving where our reality has shifted completely. Most of us reflect on the experiences we have shared with the person we lost, and denial attempts to slow this painful process down for us and take us through it one step at a time.The chief butler, in charge of supervising the Chevalier Ancestral House had a hard time opening the small gate in front of him. He was holding an umbrella on his other hand but because it was raining too hard, he cursed out loud when his uniform started to get soaked and when the unknown guest outside rang the doorbell again, for the nth time. "Hang on! Who the bloody hell is going to visit at this unholy hour! It's already past midnight!" The chief butler ranted with a very annoyed tone. Seconds later, the butler successfully unbolted the gate and when he saw a man drenched in rainwater, he became more annoyed. "Who the hell are you? How did you even pass through the security of this subdivision?" The man moved his face up to
Other people might not always be comfortable with issues regarding anger. Yet, the feeling of anger itself is natural and can be destructive if kept for a long time. And, it was a feeling like any other. It needed to be expressed, not denied. "Well. I just thought you wouldn't be sleeping at the mansion tonight because you might remember your memories with Master Hermes there. So, yeah. I went here hours ago and waited for you. You know me, Dio. It was like guarding you all the time had already been engraved in my soul and eventually became my natural instinct as time went by. I can't just ignore it just because you told me so." Sebastian cleared his throat afterwards. "You went to your parents' house?" He asked carefully. "Yeah, obviously." Sebastian's eyes widened. "What happened, then?" Dionysus sighed. "What do you think? As I have already thought, I can't hurt them. I will give them a chance." "What for, Dio?" "A chance to redeem themselves. I'll be waiting for them to conf
The second stage in grieving where there is so much to process that anger may feel like it allows us an emotional outlet. The realization that our loved one is not returning feels real, and we can have a difficult time understanding or finding hope in our future."So, where is he?" Dr. Sprouse asked in between breaths as soon as he set foot inside Dionysus' penthouse. It was already past one in the morning when he received Sebastian's call for help to aid Dionysus as soon as possible. Sebastian chose not to bring Dionysus to the hospital instead, merely because he doesn't know who to trust anymore."Thank you for coming." Sebastian whispered but instead of ushering the handsome doctor towards the master's bedroom, he strutted towards the shelf to get something. "Don't mention it. Dionysus is a very good friend of mine." Dr. Sprouse answered but his forehead creased when he noticed what Sebastian had picked up and started to wipe with a cloth. "Is that. . a gun?" As soon as Sebastian
In the bargaining stage of grief, in those moments of intense emotion, we may find ourselves creating a lot of “what if'' and “if only” statements in our minds. We try to foolishly imagine a different outcome, if we only did much better to strengthen the relationship."Hmm. I miss taking the subway. I miss my friends and my boy friends. I miss my old school and the library. I miss having toasted bagels with cream cheese at lunch break." Zamantha had voiced out loud with a deep sigh. She was having dinner with her mother and Zara that evening, five days after they moved to Illinois.So far, she is still waiting for Zara to finish taking care of her transfer papers to her new school. That was why she had spent all of her time whining about life like that. She looked down at Azlan eating his own bowl of dog food on the floor and caressed the golden retriever's soft fur with her own feet. Zamantha only shifted back her attention to Mrs. Zenaida and Zara when her mother tapped her arm. "B
Most professionals say that when we are coping with loss, it isn't unusual to feel so desperate that we are willing to do anything to alleviate or minimize the pain. Bargaining comes from a feeling of helplessness and gives us a perceived sense of control over something that feels so out of control. "They are really gone, huh?" Dionysus exclaimed after seeing the once lively and cozy atmosphere of the Lavigne household was now suddenly turned into an empty and gloomy surrounding.Sebastian and him were standing inside the living area of Zoey's former house for almost half an hour now. And, that was the only time Dionysus said something. Sebastian was starting to get worried again. "Are you alright, boss? Do you need some tissues?" Sebastian tried joking around, just to lighten up the mood but Dionysus didn't bother replying back to him. Sebastian cleared his throat and blew a deep breath on the side."Who was the buyer of this house again?" Dionysus asked after a few, deafening mome
One way to counteract depression is to get involved not with someone else, but with something else. Sometimes, pursuing our passion is a way to bring us joy and hope again. Sebastian averted his gaze and sat on the edge of Dionysus' table. "You're really being an idiot lately, Dionysus. I believe everything happens for a reason. Do you think you and Zoey would meet in the first place if you're not the C.E.O. of this company? She would have applied for another company but she still ended up here. She could've ended up meeting another man through that dating app but still, you and her crossed paths again. And, what about that restaurant while you're having a blind date? See how lucky you are to finally meet your soulmate? But, you let her go, just like that. If you can't stay with her in your darkest times, you don't deserve to be with her, at all." Dionysus faced Sebastian with curious eyes. "Why do you sound like you're going to court her and anything and like you're going to steal
We all know that In this stage of grieving, we start to feel the loss of our loved one more abundantly. Our panic begins to subside, the emotional fog begins to clear, and the loss feels more present and unavoidable.A month later. . "That's it? That is the best you can come up with? That's your fucking fourth revision, Mr. Ismael? I don't pay all of you just to slack around!" Dionysus' thunderous voice echoed at the four corners of the grandiose meeting room of the Chevalier tower. Everyone in the marketing team flinched with so much fear and bowed their heads in unison, trembling and not even wanting to stare at Dionysus' menacing eyes. "What? Don't you have something to say?" "I'm so-sorry, Mr. Chevalier. We're. . we're going to revise it again." Ismael, the head of the marketing team, murmured in a small voice. "If you can just tell us exactly what we really need to revise and. ." "Are you bloody telling me to do your job for you instead? That is your fucking job, right? I can'