I wake up when she comes back in the apartment. It’s the first time
she’s been out since people started dying or stopped dying or whatever
you want to call it. I wanted her to never face it. I wanted
to protect her from the outside; protect her from even seeing it.
& now she looks different, like some kind of filter is keeping her
from being the real Katherine. Just like she used to have at work
when she had a job that she hated but couldn’t afford to quit. Like
something inside her is missing or dead now. She has dry blood all
over her hands & each one is holding a grocery bag also splattered
with dry blood. She closes & locks the door & doesn’t say
anything to me. She just goes straight to the bathroom & I hear
her throwing up. I don’t want to see her break. I pray to God
that she’s stronger & smarter than I am.
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