“Dear Aled, From February”: fanfiction of Radio Silence, a letter // StayHomeWriMo Day 15

Hey, lovelies!

I’ve actually got a piece of fanfiction here for you (bold, I know). I just finished Radio Silence by Alice Odeman- absolutely stunning book- and I wrote the letter from Carys to Aled that Aled never read because their mother intercepted it. If you’ve read Radio Silence, you’ll know πŸ™‚

And if you’ve listened to the audiobook, read this letter in the voice of Aysha Kala. She did a phenomenal job narrating it. If not, just read it in a British accent. It’s so much better πŸ˜‰

Dear Aled,

Oh, I miss you. I miss you too much.

It feels like I’m drowning in an ocean of guilt and I can’t do anything anymore without thinking about you. Yet somehow when I’m not feeling broken, it’s like I’ve never been more alive in my life.Β 

I’m happy now. I miss you, and I miss home, in a way. But really, I’m happy. I’m better than ever and I don’t miss mum a single bit.Β 

It’s kind of weird though, being someone else. I used to be Carys. But Carys Last is gone now, and February has taken her place. It’s a stupid thing to think about all the time, but I hope you’re well. I hope Daniel and Universe City are well, too.Β 

If you must know, I don’t hate you. I did, because mum hated me but never you. You were the golden child. But now I just miss you. Even our stupid parts, even when mum was in a bad mood. It was never your fault, really. I can see now that it was all mum. She’s the demon. At least she won’t treat you like shit like she did with me, though.

Anyways, I’m okay. I’ve made friends. I stayed at Nan and Granddad’s place. It really was nice, to be away from mum and everything. You know.

But I left, last month. They’re not my parents, I can’t stay there forever. Even if I wanted to. And I started teaching. Teaching in London, teaching theatre. There’s Remy and Daisy from the National Theatre Organization and I might be falling for someone too. The name’s Taylor if you wanted to know.Β 

Have you made any new friends? Do you love anyone? How is school? How is the podcast?

How are you, Aled?

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry I left. I’m sorry that you’re alone with mum. I’m sorry I didn’t write sooner. I didn’t know what to do or what to say but I’ll try my best to explain.

I couldn’t have stayed one more week in that hellhole. Mum hated me with a fire, and I needed to get out of there. So I left, suddenly. I know that doesn’t make it any better, but I did my best, Aled.

I hope you forgive me. It would be nice to talk to you again after these long months. Maybe everything’s changed between us, maybe it’s all the same, like I never left.

Fine, that’s wishful thinking. I know that I must have hurt you. But I hope we can move on from that.

You should know, though, that I have a new life. And I don’t want to leave it. I don’t know how we’ll do it, but I’m sure I can still see you without having to give up my new life.

I’m February now, not Carys. But we’re still twins, forever.

Lots of love,

February xx


If you’ve read Radio Silence, tell me what you think!

What did you think of this letter? Was it true to the characters? Have you read Radio Silence? Did you read this in the accent of Aysha Kala or just a general British accent?

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21 thoughts on ““Dear Aled, From February”: fanfiction of Radio Silence, a letter // StayHomeWriMo Day 15

    and I can promise you I read it in a British accent πŸ˜‰

    Ahhh… this brought back so many emotions 😭😭😭 don’t mind me I’m just crying now!! I felt like you captured so much about how she would feel !! I loved this !!! πŸ’™ and Aled, I love him!!! 😍

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      hahah but you’re British so it’s cheating πŸ˜‰
      I knowww, and they’re really raw for me since I finished the book like ten minutes before writing this πŸ˜‚

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  2. I haven’t read Radio Silence but, this letter you wrote makes me want to read it! This was so sweet and I love that Aled and Carys are twins;)

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  3. I haven’t read Radio Silence just yet, but now I NEED to because honestly it sounds so good πŸ’— I can’t wait to read it to relate to this letter but I still thought your writing was amazing in this piece of writing! 😊 I’m from the UK so I could already read it as a British accent πŸ˜‚ Loved this so much and your doing so well in this challenge xx

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    1. DUDEE you need to read Radio Silence ❀ literally EVERYONE loves it πŸ˜€ thank you thank you thank you! (XD it's special for me and I spent an hour perfecting my accent yday and IT FAILED ME TODAY I'm so mad) xxx aww thanks Ambs! Love you!


      1. I so do thought don’t I?! Aw it’s good to hear it’s worth the read then! πŸ’— No worries no worries no worries! πŸ˜‚ Aww that’s so sweet, damn that British accent! Honestly if you want t be British, over pronounce your words, drink a lot of tea and talk a lot about Brexit! Don’t forget aswell about complaining about the weather πŸ˜‚ Anytime Aditi πŸ’• Aw love you too x

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