I think...that by switching sides...he's lost a lot of ability to do certain things.
He never slept before. I never saw him sleep. Not once. He didn't come back like I thought he would. I guess he stayed out and continued looking for answers, or went to find Crow.
I came back from my college thing. Had to see a session on my VCD class and talk to financial aid and the study abroad program.
I walk in from the garage and hurry into the basement first because the TV is on and I'm thinking, "ohmygod Todd's here what if mom sees Todd oh shit what do I do" before I remember...
The TV's on because Dad tapes things down there.
I go upstairs to the kitchen. I brought home a book. A comic book. I never got to see Scott Pilgrim, but the books were at the university's store, so I got the first one. I thought I could show it to Todd too. (I'm trying to culture him. I think it's working. Very slowly.)
Ace is stomping around upstairs impatiently. Running downstairs. Running back up. Crying.
So I go back down and follow Ace.
Todd IS down there.
He's strategically hidden in the storage corner of the basement.
And he's asleep.
I'm wondering how he can sleep with the mask on. Then I notice he isn't. It's laying next to him. He's wearing a hoodie now, with the hood pulled over his face.
I could have snuck over there. Pulled it back. Just to see what he's hiding behind the mask.
But I didn't.
Todd respects me. I will respect Todd.
Where was I going with that...? Oh.
I never saw him sleep. He was up all the time. So running around last night wore him out.
He can't read anything past It. Because he doesn't work for It anymore.
Nonetheless, he's still got skills that the rest of us that aren't Aiden or Yggy don't have.
I just keep thinking that It is trying to sap power from him.
I'm probably worrying too much again.
Oh. He's awake now.Mom went to choir, so he's free to leave the basement.
I'm going to let him wake up more before I start asking him things.
In the meantime...shrimp wontons. And Scott Pilgrim.
I think I'll call Aiden while I'm at it. See how my bro's doin'.
YEAH. I CAN RELAX. SEE. I'M DOING A GREAT JOB.