“Miss Row are we boring you?”
“No, no I’m awake.” She said with a soft laughter looking at the rest of the students and seeing a disappointed look from her lecturer.
When the lecture was over he stopped her and asked how she was doing, his concern obvious. “I’m fine, just tired.” She said, maybe if she said it enough times she’d believe it. Its clear he doesn’t.
But thankfully he doesn’t push “Okay, but if you ever need to talk you know where I am.”
“I’ll keep it in mind, thanks.”
On the bus home she tries to keep from crying. Its not a new thing. Everything is just overwhelming. More than anything she wants to visit Cullen even though she can’t. And with rent coming up she doesn’t have anytime to spare.
Back at her apartment block she goes straight to working on the building’s wiring (this months rent) but it takes her longer than she hoped to untangle the mess meaning she has to rush out to work without any chance for a nap.
One thought kept running through her head as she worked, knee deep in filth,