“Do you remember when you loved me?”
"I cut all my hair off shortly after that to punish her, but that meant there were no more strands to pull."
"A child is like a houseplant, only needing a few basic things for survival. Food, water, love, and some sunlight. Maybe you assumed she was giving me those things. I suspect you never gave enough shit to provide them to me yourself, so there I was left with crumbs."
"You can do this. Just a few more hours until you can sleep, I say. All I think about is my next course of sleep."