Remix: Her Mind's Eye [River, Simon, 100 words, rated G], by purple_bug
River sees sense in everything. Sense the others don't see.
She sees sense in what they did to her, even if it makes her shake and wake screaming.
Sometimes she can see other things, real things. Because of Simon.
He's her protector. He's her keeper. He tries his hardest to blow the dust outta her head and make her talk again.
Sometimes she's a real girl. Most times not. The glimpses hurt; they go so quickly, leaving her with bile and apple bits.
One day she'll be real for good. Not a moonbrain, a commodity, or a burden. Real. Sensical.