Madeline is very tall, and she has a long neck that makes her look regal and elegant. I liked that. I knew what she was about to say, and I couldn't look into her kohl rimmed eyes any longer, so I watched the muscles in her neck move as she said it.
"You're just too sad for me. I can't deal with it any more."
It was a moment I already wanted to forget, but I knew my brain had pressed "record," and I would be hearing forever with perfect clarity the way her voice wavered when she said "can't".