You're so strong!
You're my role model!
You inspire me!
Elena Tanner zips her jacket all the way up to her chin as she runs in the rain. The voices of her friends, her family - oh, just about everyone she knows - drum further into her brain, with every pounding step. With the droplets pelting down like razors of fire, she ignores her burning muscles and continues to run in an attempt to purge any weakness from herself. After all, they did say that "pain is weakness leaving the body." Right? Right?
How you can be so strong in the middle of all this is beyond me! You're my heroine!
Their words were meant to be encouraging, but now, Elena wonders if she deserves them. She's such a hypocrite. People think she's so strong, but on the inside, she's struggling to press on, ever since her husband died of an accidental Strattera overdose. They say there's every reason to believe it was...