-Two hours later, Victoria's Room-
Abigail had opted to walk home after all, leaving Victoria feeling more than a little upset at her inability to give her friend a ride to her destination. The brunette should not have been upset. Abigail was a strong mage who had her Sky Blade, so if it came to a fight the blonde would be able to hold her own. Even though her friend was more than able to take care of herself Victoria still wished that she could have gone with Abigail.
Victoria was not going anywhere today. She was still not in good enough physical shape to take a long trip anywhere, let alone a long trip on foot. It was all she could do to get through the mall with Abigail helping her, so she knew a long walk to anywhere was not in the cards for her. Not yet, anyway.
Victoria needed something else to do because she just could not focus on playing Malevolent Tenant if her life depended on it. She moved Jane to the save point in the mansion foyer and saved the game, then paused and stood up. She limped over to the console and turned it off, then faced her room door. She was going to try and sleep for awhile.
With that she limped over to her bed, sat down on it, and then reclined, making sure not to roll over on her left side. Victoria stayed on her right side and faced her room wall until she went to sleep.
-The next day, 3:00 A.M.-
Victoria woke up feeling like she had been hit by a freight train. She located her iLac on the night stand next to her bed and picked it up to get a look at the time. It was 3:00 A.M. Victoria had slept through a good chunk of yesterday, but she really did not care about that. It was not like she had anything urgent to do.
She set the iLac down and stared at the wall again. Maybe she should get up and go downstairs to get something to drink, if not something to eat. Victoria slowly and painfully forced herself to get up from her bed, then grabbed her iLac with her left hand. With iLac in hand she limped towards her room door and opened it, then closed it behind her and headed for the staircase.
-Downstairs, 3:07 A.M.-
Despite the pain she was feeling Victoria had to be quiet because her uncle was probably asleep on the couch downstairs. She made the slow and painful trip in relative silence and when she reached the bottom saw that he was indeed asleep on the couch. She slowly and carefully made her way to the kitchen and slowly opened the door, then slipped inside.
Victoria shut the kitchen door behind her and limped over to the refrigerator to get a Cherry Charge soda or some other beverage. She opened the right door and looked inside to find a six-pack of Cherry Charge, five bottles of water, and three bottles of vodka sitting inside. Victoria reached for the six-pack of soda but then decided to go for something stronger. She then moved her hand to reach for the vodka and grabbed an unopened bottle of Albino Gander, then pulled her hand out of the refrigerator and shut the door.
Victoria limped over to the kitchen counter and opened the bottle with her right hand, then began to raise it to her lips to take a swig when she suddenly thought better of it and lowered the bottle. She set it on the counter, limped over to the cupboard to the right of the sink, and opened it, then grabbed a glass out of it before closing it again. With drinking glass in hand Victoria limped over to the bottle of Albino Gander and poured a glass of vodka for herself.
Victoria took a drink and was satisfied by it. She had not had alcohol in awhile and she did not really miss it. She had made great progress towards cutting back on her consumption of alcohol... she tended to save it for special occasions instead of drinking just because she could. While today was not a special occasion like a festival, her birthday, or the birthday of a family member, it was a good time to celebrate being alive after the beating she had taken at Kalama's hands. Victoria took another drink and took a quiet breath.
"Hey Vic!" Amy greeted Victoria. The younger Sheridan looked towards the door to see her older sister standing there. Amy was wearing a blue tank top and a short black skirt.
"Hey Amy." Victoria greeted her older sister. Knowing that her sister shared her fondness for vodka, Victoria put her glass down and grabbed the open bottle, holding it aloft for Amy to see.
"Want a drink?" Victoria asked Amy.
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