dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Laura versus being told the truth about her cousins.

As we know, Laura tends to behave as if she were a human version of Applejack from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic when she interacts with Mike, Liz and April. The reason I say that is because it's pretty much obvious that what she sees when she looks at them is a bunch of big shots from the city who need to be taken down a peg or two because her mother (who probably resents John for leaving her behind tending to the olds) doesn't seem to have bothered telling her what an armpit of a life they have. This means that she's looking for signs of what media imagery and the anecdotal testimony of peers and respected elders tell her to look for and react accordingly to being lorded over and treated like dirt....and if she can't find any signs, she'll gladly misinterpret their confusion and panic with the arrogance she needs to avenge.

This is why it is important to keep her far away from Milborough at all costs. Going to the evil suburb will decondition her and teach her about, say, the real April: a child who was press-ganged into helping out at a bookstore without hope of reward for her 'own' good' and also to be reminded that everything she accomplishes actually belongs to her parents. If she were to learn that what she sees is a mindless horse's ass city girl gets whipped like a mule, she might have to reconsider everything her obnoxious dad and envious mom told her and that would be just terrible.
Tags: aunt bevabeth., cousin laura, uncle thanos

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