I'm just going to treat him like I treat all the rest of the detritus that passes through this house, with polite civility and nothing else. If he can pretend he doesn't have a daughter and that she didn't die on the table that first night in the hospital, and that he didn't witness his wife beating the child then running off to save his own skin, well I can pretend he's not my brother and that I don't know him from Jack.
On the plus side, the baby was released from the hospital Thursday night, and Friday, the case worker told my sisters that she could hold her head up by herself and actually reached for a teddy bear my nephew had selected out of his own stash to give to her.
You know, I haven't cried at all during this, too busy being angry. And now, I'm crying because she's okay and even if we never get to see her again, she'll be safe and loved. And that's the only reason I'm able to stomach being in the same house with her father.
I've been playing Majora's Mask while at my sister's, because her kids somehow think I am the video game goddess. It amuses me, because I'm not in any way, shape or form a gamer. I like to play video games, and once in a while, I might actually be able to get somewhere...but that's usually with a game guide. Seriously. Because I'd rather play it and see all the dialogue and find out about the story, see how it ends, than how challenging playing the game is. Unless it's something like Tetris, which bores me after a while, even if I get far up in levels.
Anyway, I got to thinking. In Windwaker, there is this guy called Tingle who thinks he is a fairy. In Majora's Mask, there is a guy called Tingle who thinks he is a fairy. In Windwaker, there is a pictograph box. In Majora's Mask, there is a pictograph box. In Windwaker, the Gorons are travelling sales people. In Majora's Mask, the Gorons live in a secluded village, and only those who are selling things leave. In Windwaker, there are no Zoras. In Majora's Mask, the Zoras also are generally secluded to outsiders.
In the Windwaker, Tetra talks about these pirates that once held the Forbidden Fortress...and there are no Gerudo. In Majora's Mask, the Gerudo are pirates and seem to have settled down where no one had heard of pirates. As if they'd been misplaced.
Link, from Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask was the Hero of Time. Is it impossible that he actually travelled through time to get to to Termina? And could Termina be where many of the people of old Hyrule fled with their cuccos, horses and cows when they heard that the world was going to be flooded?
I've been thinking about this ever since playing Windwaker, but after playing Majora's Mask some more...it just seems even more plausible that I could have the Link from Windwaker meet the folks in Termina. Link and Tetra. And maybe even discover that the Hero of Time, the one who had disappeared, had been there. And maybe he has to go on a quest to find him, to discover what happened.
And yeah, I've just given myself another plot bunny. Not helpful. Not helpful at all.