“I’ve never gone away. I am resilient, I am patient, I’m waiting for my moment to return. I’ll sneak in when no one’s looking. When you are not looking.
You thought your child was making progress! You fed them fats to heal their brain! Increased their weight to stop the drop. Watched them so they couldn’t work out. You hit me with everything you had. You did a good job!
I was screaming in terror; you were killing me. I was dying. I lost my grip on your child. I tried to fight you, but you were too strong. The child stopped listening to me and began listening to you. I was losing the battle; if you only knew how close you came to finally killing me!
You started getting your child back, their personality returned, I couldn’t fight against you anymore…I retreated and gave you your child back.
I am patient. I still had a faint pulse. I hadn’t finished what I started. You were distracted in the relief of killing me; relieved that I had lost control, relieved you had your child back.
You made a error and stopped watching for me; you stopped looking for me, but I was there… I could see you.
You could not see me. So I started to whisper once more…
To invite the child to hide their lunch “No one will notice…just do it and see if you get away with it.” You were distracted and you couldn’t see me!
I could still see you though; I’ve always seen you. I hide in the shadows unseen.
I asked for more. I told your child to make themselves sick..to skip lunch….I gained strength again and felt alive and in control. I got a grip on them again.
Then you finally saw me!
I never left. A bit of me lived, and that’s all that I needed to survive; that small little part remained and was all I needed to regenerate and come back.
I will tell you my secret. Watch me till the end and feed me years after I have gone, to ensure I have finally left. That is the only way to get rid of me.
I am patient and I will wait in the shadows for my moment of return.”