So 3 of my muses have PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Yao(China), Hyo(North Korea), and Ren(South Korea). Yao obviously has it for different reasons then the twins but I’m going to explain why they have it(The Experience) How it effects them, and how they cope with this.
Yao: Yao’s isn’t any war type of situation. He was sent away to Mongolia as a gift to Mongolia to try to stop the terrorism. It didn’t work, and due to Yao not being the most obedient to people who are the same age as him, he was beaten and nearly killed several times(way too many times) in the years he was forced to be there
Hyo and Ren: These 2 had their traumatic experience together both getting it during the time of the Japanese occupation of Korea. They were both part of a resistance group which lead to a lot of dead and other traumatic experiences.
How it Effects them:
Yao: Yao will occasionally zone out but its never anything major. It leads to long stares into space as he relives his events but he doesn’t move or say anything.
Hyo: Hyo’s is the scarier one of the bunch. He will stop dead and do nothing at any moment. He could be walking around talking to someone then he’ll just stop dead. He will be silent until in his “visions”(as I will describe them as) something horrible happens then he’ll say things and move around but if you try to talk to him he won’t see you at all, if you physically touch him he’ll just freakishly flail because more likely than not nothing is touching him in what he is seeing so you touching him doesn’t make sense in his mind.
Ren: Ren’s acts up in his sleep. He’ll see the “visions” in his dreams and cling to the closest thing(and if its living) and suffocate it. Sorry Yong Soo(Ren’s Boyfriend) You might be suffocated some nights
How they Cope:
Yao: Yao uses things to do to cope with this. It acts up a lot when he might just be sitting around with nothing to do so he just FINDS something to do so nothing happens
Hyo: Hyo becomes possessive and obsessed with things. This is why he is a workaholic and also is(maybe unapparent) possessive of Laos.
Ren: Ren uses K-pop and other music. There’s something about the music that just kinda counters everything in his brain that’s like “You will now see visions” probably because a lot of music he listens to is very feel good high energy.