Violet was a woman blessed and cursed all at once. In the month and a half since her attack and subsequent recouperation under Erik's tender care something miraculous had occurred. It had begun so gradually that she had barely noticed it. But slowly it began to dawn on her that the shadows in her eyes were becoming clearer. Her near constant headaches were passing and her world of black, white and grey was becoming subtly infused with slowly developing colour. Every day she discovered something she hadn't noticed before, the shadows gathering structure and depth. She was far from fully healed, but every day it got slightly better.
She had no idea what had caused this miracle to occur. Vaugely she remembered the physician who had treated her injury at the start commenting that temporary blindness can be caused by a blow to the head, but when hers remained in a constant state it was suggested that it was more likely a permenant retinal damage caused by the fire, smoke and ash. Her eyes t