Jul. 4th, 2017

[This felt like it be one of few events to celebrate with Arianna. Now that her mother was threatening to take her away, Menelaus put on a brave face, and tried not to cringe every time Arianna asked about her. There were so many things that she wanted to know that he didn't want to tell her, so he did what he promised he'd never do---lie. She didn't know who he really was, he felt she was too young, that was an omission until she was old enough to understand, but the stories he told her of her mom were little white lies so he didn't crush her spirit.]

There's a children's parade down from the apartment. Arianna insisted on a warrior's helmet instead of fairy wings for her face paint. Now to wait for the fireworks. I'm doing my best to treasure these moments instead of thinking of how my world is about to be confiscated again.