When you’ve hidden everything from everyone for so long, not only is it hard to stop hiding, and tell people, but it hurts too, because you can never find someone to talk to. They all think you’re fine, and that you’re okay. I simply stopped trying to talk, and stopped trying to break open my shell.
-Kabriel Piaer, The books of everything
(Don’t look it up, it doesn’t exist, I’m in the middle of writing it)