As Bridget began to walk away Sarah could already feel tears pushing at her eyelids. A part of her mind hesitated to follow, to maybe take a different, longer route home and avoid responsibility for a while as much as to give Bridget solace.
She looked so disappointed, and Sarah could feel the strangling guilt rising in her chest. It always seized her when she knew she'd hurt somebody, she was familiar with it by now, but she never felt any better for it.
Standing, she soaked the first tears up with her sleeve, taking a single step towards her bag before she heard Trent's voice and she turned her head to listen.
Thanks for the help. Now leave me the hell alone.
She looked at him for a few more moments as his words bored into her and tears began to streak down her face. His words made her feel worthless, no matter how much she tried to help she just seemed to cause people more pain. She kept going, throwing the bag over her shoulder as she cried freely. She took one more glance at Trent as she walked away, hoping stupidly that his eyes would tell him he hadn't meant what he'd said.
She stumbled as she left the area, falling to her hands and knees as her bag dragged down on her. She pushed herself back up and kept walking, keeping Bridget in sight but maintaining her distance as she tried to dry her tears and sniffle as she willed her nose to stop running.
((Sarah Xu Continued in Sedation