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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
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“I believe that I am unclean and will harm those I care about the most and that there is too much noise in my head and that I am so goddamned tired.”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“We often hurt the ones we love, dear."

Adam exhaled. "It's what I do best, Mrs. Polanski.”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“I sweat terror, Robyn! I'm scared every single second about every single goddamned thing. I worry obsessively about being buried under an avalanche of fear. Jesus, Robyn, I'm scared like only the truly crazy can be.'
'But that, you dope, is the definition of courage: you go on despite the fear.”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“People can't listen until they're ready. I sure couldn't. I was, like, deaf to everyone except the thoughts. They were the boss of me.”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“A day in heaven,' Adam whispered. What would that be like? To wake up one morning and be normal? To not bite down and parcel out each second of each day. To not wrestle and negotiate with your obsessions. To not have thoughts that ran you into the ground.
To have a quit mind.
A quiet mind.
Quiet.

Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“She talked about work; he talked about school. Carmella mentioned that she might be up for a promotion by the end of the year, and Adam said that Group, in the end, might work out after all. And during that whole time, they told each other everything except for the part that they didn't. Mother and son were as honest as two people lying to each other could be.”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“You're a superhero. Deal with it.”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“There were also times when they didn't kiss and roam nonstop. The in-between times. That's when they just held each other and whispered. Marnie, of course, heard it all. Adam would try to make Robyn laugh, and she would, whether it was funny or not. She would tease him and he would tell her what it was like before. And they talked about what it would be like after. It was as if they were two normal kids in love, sitting on a sofa in a warm living room, telling each other almost everything and sorting out the world with someone's mom puttering annoyingly in the background. Except, of course, they weren't two normal kids. Would never be.”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“Thing was, after the hurricane, life went on. You had to buy milk, fix the broken windows, play some Warhammer, discuss some girls. Wow!”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“This was love? It was like being held hostage by a terrorist. The feelings from hope to horror were crazy intense and changed on a dime. If”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“Adam returned his gaze to the cross. The Jesus was hurting. Guilt simmered and then boiled in him. Jesus had a whole world of suffering and horror to worry about and here Adam was in all his punk puniness. He didn't want to add to Jesus's burdens, but...

'Sorry about that. Look, I know you're busy and I don't want to get greedy with your time, but still, if you could just help me... If you could find a minute, please, please, please, dear sweet Jesus, fix me.”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
“l’oeil.”
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B