He had been trying to add some levity to the conversation when he said, “You say that sometimes you feel like you aren’t part of this world. Well, what if you aren’t? I mean, what if there is like a parallel universe or something and you really aren’t part of this place?”
She didn’t answer right away. Not because she was thinking of an answer, but because a heavy sob came so suddenly to her throat and she needed a moment to keep it at bay.
“Then I want to go home,” she said.