A/N: Here is a one-shot. I'm surprised that no one ever wrote one like this, with cutting and all, of the effect her life had on Mindy. Enjoy and review your thoughts :) Maybe I will continue it!
Melinda Crenshaw was perfect.
Not because she wanted to be, or because things like that just happen.
No, Mindy was perfect because they wanted her to be perfect. Her own mom and dad pushed her to be the best, even if Mindy would have rather been second best or even a slacker like Drake Parker. They pushed her hard, and when she felt weak and felt like she had no control, they pushed her harder.
B's and an A- were never good. She had to pass everything with flying colors. If she didn't, she had to miss dinner as punishment or she would be forced to do different college level work. After all, her father was a professor at San Diego College.
Mindy had lost count how many times she had been forced to miss dinner because she had a satisfactory grade...or Josh won the science fair...or she skipped doing homework because she felt like she had lost control of her life. Maybe that is why she started doing the things that she had swore never to do.
Long sleeves and hoodies became a must, and no one seemed to notice the pounds leaving her body. Now for once, she was in control of something. As she threw up her food, or skipped a meal because she wanted to, she felt in control of something in her life. As she carefully dragged a razor over her skin, light enough not to do any damage, and deep enough to cause pain, she felt in control then as well.
She had no control over her school life. She had no control over her extracurricular activities. But this. She could control this. She could choose to do this, or choose not to do that. That was why she did it. No one would ever understand because they were never pushed through a storm to the point of being broken.
Mindy Crenshaw had to be perfect.
Not because she needed to be, or because it was easy.
A/N: I can do a story with this if you want...let me know and if yes on a story, tell me what couple you want ex-Mindy/Josh; Mindy/Drake; ect.