Hadley Cruise was broken. Not in that poetic way that authors wrote about in books or even in the way that implied she could be fixed. Hadley Cruise would never be fixed. Because the only person who could ever get close to fixing her was her twin, and Reese Cruise had been proclaimed dead for two days. Hadley Cruise was permanently broken unless there was some magical way Reese could come back from the dead. But that was fine with Hadley. Because at least being broken meant she was feeling something. She wasn't numb to Reese's death like her father, who only came home nowadays to sleep and eat. And she wasn't pretending like nothing was going to change, like her mother sometimes did between rounds of crying and locking herself in her room. Hadley had never wanted and not wanted to feel anything so much in her life.
The last thing on Hadley's mind is the fact that Jared Cameron is suddenly and weirdly paying attention to her. Hadley's got to focus on herself before she can focus on anyone else. But it's hard when Jared Cameron is one of the only people who doesn't treat her like she's about to shatter into a million tiny pieces. It's hard when Jared Cameron is the only one who doesn't act falsely compassionate about Reese's death, like everyone else in La Push. And it's hard when Jared Cameron is so obviously putting his heart on his sleeve and Hadley isn't sure she wants to break it.
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[ hadley cruise ]
[ regan hamilton ]
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AUTHOR'S NOTE: So... Sleepwalker is back with a faceclaim change. Surprise! Did you all miss Hadley, because let me tell you, I sure fucking did. But I promised she would be back, so without futher ado. (Also r.i.p. to anyone looking at those character strips on a desktop I suggest looking at them on the app.)
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Sleepwalker ▸ Jared CameronFanfiction
In which Hadley Cruise is half of a person without her sister and Jared Cameron is just trying to make her whole. [ wolfpack saga, book two] [h. cruise, cover by amanda]