The Crypts ward 6, in solitary confinement, caged a woman! “How many hours did she spend scrabbling along these walls like a rat?”
“So many hours, so many days, looping those same four letters over and over; that strange and terrifying word, the word that committed her here for over ten years.”
“And ultimately, the word that helped her escape. In the lower half of one wall, she has traced the word so many times in such enormous script LOVE, each letter the size of a child- and gouged so deeply into the stone that he O has formed a tunnel, and she had gotten out.”
This womans name is Anabell Gillies Haloway! And she is Lena’s Mother!
With thanks to maidenlimes and akaruri for the art work! Beautiful!