The words flowed freely from her mouth. Things she never wanted to say, things she kept hidden from the others. She couldn't stop it now, no matter how hard she tried, no matter how much she wanted to close her mouth forever, the words kept coming out.

They stared at her, appalled, broken, hurt, pain filling up their eyes as she kept speaking…breaking each of them apart. The words she spoke struck home…things they wanted to block out came crashing toward them again.

And when they asked why…

Her answer broke the last piece of her spirit…

"Because I'm tired of faking…"