I open my eyes, and my mother is leaning over me, adoring me. "Melanie. Your name is Melanie." The male doctor holds me up.
He drops me on the bed, a blue fox. "Zodiac curse...curse..." My mother mumbles. She takes me out of the hospital.
I sit up in my bed and look around. It's been 14 exact years since then, and today is my birthday. My mom is at the foot of the bed, smiling at me. "Hi sweetie, happy birthday!" She perks. I smile. She was the only one to ever accept me. To care for me. To love me.
She is the only person I can trust and confide in. "Hi mom! What's first?" I ask. "We're going on a walk, so make sure you put something cozy on." "Ok!"
We've been walking for about twenty minutes now, and my mom says "Go." "What?" I ask. "Leave me and never come back." She says. "I-I don't understand." She slaps me, hard. "GO AWAY!!!" She yells, and I run into the forest crying.
As I'm running, I tumble and fall flat on my face. I realize what's happened: I've ...