June 19, 2018
So this is Mark’s Journal. The fabled friend he speaks of as much as he does Ellen. Well Journal, I am Shelley. I couldn’t help but look through all of the prior entries that Mark wrote in. I’m sorry for doing so. He went through quite the hell didn’t he? I can’t help myself when I see him this way. I can’t believe it’s really him. 5 years is a long time… He looks so different. He doesn’t even remember me. But at least he remembers Ellen. Right? That’s all that matters, huh. To help him find Ellen again, that’s what he wanted me to do. But he even forgot that. But to forget someone like me? I didn’t think it even possible. All the shit we’ve been through, you’d think his memory would hold out. But hey, I sound like a total romantic for him. No Journal. I met Ellen when I came to work at The Brown Bean. We both started around the same week. It was great having her around. And we all had even more fun when Mark joined in. I used to tease him all the time about his crush on her. They were so cute. But what her dad did was not fair to them. I hated her for it. I didn’t want to see Mark caught up in it. But he did. Now I wish they were together again. I can’t explain it. It just feels that they need each other to even breathe. I can’t horde him all to myself. I have to help him. So tonight I am going to take the step and tell him everything that he told me and remind him of who I am. Wow! That kind of sounded cool for a minute. Anyway, sorry Mark! I didn’t mean to start writing in your Journal. It just kind of happened. And sorry Journal for writing in you. You helped Mark more than I think anyone could have ever. I hope he keeps you and never forgets to write. It’s good to have something to remind yourself of where you have been. I wish he had done something like this before he went to that… well I can’t even call that Hell a prison. That Hooded Man is going to pay for every time he hurt Mark! Gah! I lost track of time! The manager is going to be so pissed if he catches me! Bye! And no I’m not available to you Mark!!!