"The sounds flood through the canals and the sting of iron washes over my tongue."
"The original personality, Lauren, stopped aging at this age, and she hasn't really been seen or heard from since."
"Giving up is not something I take lightly, and making a conscious choice to do it again is a toss up for me."
"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."