From August 7th, 2020 to January 12th, 2021.
Bereft and reeling from their recent discovery that they have Dissociative Identity Disorder, Xanthe is homeless for two weeks before moving into their new apartment and begins preparing it for life with their long-time partner, Alex Lovelle, aka AJ. It was Rowan’s suggestion that AJ move to Rochester to be spared from the likelihood of dying in the streets, but AJ’s care becomes solely Xanthe’s obligation.
Xanthe finds solace in the early days of this very blog as it gains unexpected traction. However, the Faerie House is still on the attack, relentlessly stalking, harassing, and lying about the Living Fiction System. And to make matters worse– bed bugs are discovered in the new apartment.
Xanthe’s goal: To stick around long enough for AJ to get a job and their own apartment, then shuffle off the mortal coil once and for all. But as Xanthe digs into their past and comes to understand their system, they begin to learn that they’re not the Faerie House’s first victim.
Through the Faerie House harassment, Xanthe relies on old and new friends and familiar vices for comfort. Their ordeal has left them with a profoundly-reduced ability to front and a deep distrust of Xhaxhollari. It turns out that their most immediate problem is that the flat is taken over by a life-sucking money-pit that that seems to live to cause irritation and violate boundaries. Not to mention, there are bed bugs.
August 7th, 2020: Xanthe begins to realise that they have DID. Not everyone is a fan.
August 10th, 2020: AJ expresses worry about Xanthe’s condition causing random switches involving Littles during sex, a bizarre and specific concern. AJ clarifies that when they agreed to move in with Xanthe, they only agreed to move in with just Xanthe. https://living-fiction.com/2022/10/28/i-think-i-might-have-did-august-of-2020-xz-and-xii/