it's not the sort of wholehearted bawling you wish for\n\n[[next|sniff]]
mom is home\n\n[[hide]]\n[[cry]]\n[[sigh]]\n[[look miserable]]\n[[act casual]]\n[["mom we need to talk"|talk]]
you sigh as a form of passive resistance but mom takes no notice\n\n"Jenni you still haven't folded the laundry, you had literally all day!"\n\n[["i had more important stuff to do"|laundry]]\n[["i've been working on my essay for school"|laundry]]\n[["why don't you do it yourself"|laundry]]\n[["i dislocated my knee"|laundry]]\n
you hide in your room and you [[cry|sob]]
[[mom is home|mom]]\n\na game about feeling miserable\n\nRECOMMENDED MUSIC http://youtu.be/pu2wh6WaB7E\n\nMarras\nhttp://marrasart.net
she's very focused\n\nshe doesn't seem to be paying much attention to you right now\n\n[[next|hidecry]]
you have dislocated your knee\n\nusually when this happens you're able to wiggle it back in place after much grimacing and pain\n\nit's still out of place and all those chores really didn't help\n\nyou should probably [[tell you mom]] about this
you want to disappear so you think of an excuse that your mom won't be suspicious of--\n\n"Jenni you still haven't folded the laundry, you had literally all day!"\n\n[["i had more important stuff to do"|laundry]]\n[["i've been working on my essay for school"|laundry]]\n[["why don't you do it yourself"|laundry]]\n[["i dislocated my knee"|laundry]]\n
it's definitely not the kind of crying where [[someone]] hugs you and asks what is wrong...
and then you take the clean laundry out of the machine and hang it and also empty the dishwasher\n\nmom sits on the sofa\n\n[[next|knee]]
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while she DOES live very close, you don't really have a lot in common\n\nshe usually just talks about her celebrity crushes\n\nyou usually don't talk about anything\n\n[[back|someone]]
mom is home
you have never had a best friend, just a collection of classmates, friends out of only geographical reasons\n\n[[back|someone]]
at least, that someone definitely isn't mom\n\n[[call boyfriend]]\n[[visit your classmate next door]]\n[[text your best friend]]\n[[pet your dog]]\n[[release stress by going for a walk]]
that's what you consider saying \n\n\nyou wriggle your hands and go fold the laundry\n\n[[next]]
you already looked miserable the instant you heard the car when mom drove home\n\n"Jenni you still haven't folded the laundry, you had literally all day!"\n\n[["i had more important stuff to do"|laundry]]\n[["i've been working on my essay for school"|laundry]]\n[["why don't you do it yourself"|laundry]]\n[["i dislocated my knee"|laundry]]\n
You feel hurt and miserable and alone.\n\nEND
Mom chews on the rice cracker and swallows.\n\n"Mine have been sore for 30 years now, that's life, you get used to it [[haha]]"
You go back to the living room where mom is watching tv and eating a rice cracker. You make a worried face and sit in an arm chair.\n\n[["My knee kinda hurts"|kinda]]\n
your knee really hurts\n\nmom is watching that [[stupid soap opera]]
it's silent sobbing into your pillow\n\nyou are constantly listening for footsteps and the door\n\nready to stop crying and pretend you're just taking a nap\n\n[[next|comfort]]
you don't have a boyfriend\n\n[[back|someone]]
crying is not allowed\n\ncrying is against your conditioning\n\nbut inside, you cry--\n\n"Jenni you still haven't folded the laundry, you had literally all day!"\n\n[["i had more important stuff to do"|laundry]]\n[["i've been working on my essay for school"|laundry]]\n[["why don't you do it yourself"|laundry]]\n[["i dislocated my knee"|laundry]]
you try to nonchalantly loiter\n\n"Jenni you still haven't folded the laundry, you had literally all day!"\n\n[["i had more important stuff to do"|laundry]]\n[["i've been working on my essay for school"|laundry]]\n[["why don't you do it yourself"|laundry]]\n[["i dislocated my knee"|laundry]]\n
you don't have a dog\n\nall the family cats are out too\n\n[[back|someone]]
Marras
"mom--"\n\n"Jenni you still haven't folded the laundry, you had literally all day!"\n\n[["i had more important stuff to do"|laundry]]\n[["i've been working on my essay for school"|laundry]]\n[["why don't you do it yourself"|laundry]]\n[["i dislocated my knee"|laundry]]\n