Free Fall by Sara Cate EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Sara Cate
- Genre: Contemporary Romance Fiction, Billionaire Romance
- Publish Date: March 30, 2021
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“AUFRECHT SITZEN,” MY MOTHER SNAPS WHILE I BROWSE THE MENU. ON
impulse my spine straightens obediently.
“What can I get for you?” the waitress asks, and before I can say a word,
my mother orders a salad with grilled chicken and the dressing on the side for
both of us.
Then it’s silent at our table. Keeping a blank expression on my face, I
stare longingly out the window. She browses through emails on her phone
while I write verses in my head. Things I can never write down. Not so much
words but images I want to commit to memory, feelings I want to assign
The strange orange hue of empty pill bottles in the sun.
The sound piano keys make when you slam on them.
Things that cannot be unbroken and the way skin scars but is never truly
“Marina Vestenberg said she will see you next week for an audition.”
I nod. “Okay.”
“You’re only twenty-nine, Hanna. Still a few years left if you don’t waste
them, but you have lost so much strength since you were sick. It’s such a
waste. Finish your lunch and then go to the studio.”
When our food comes, I peek up at her periodically over my bland salad.
I’d murder her for a cheeseburger, and it may sound cliche or harsh, but I
would literally wring her neck at this table for a basket of fries. I’m not quite
sure when this happened. When I stopped making decisions for myself and I
started accepting my fate as my mother’s puppet.
“You’re pouting,” she says flatly as I pick at my lunch.
“Get more sleep then.”
“It’s not that easy.”
“Why not? You stay up too late, doing God knows what, and then you
wake up with what, four hours of sleep. Of course, you’re tired.”
I don’t respond because there is no arguing with her. She knows
everything and is always right. She lacks the empathy to understand that at
night I don’t sleep because I lay awake wondering where my life went wrong.
How eleven months ago I lost my spot in the ballet company—a spot I had to
work twice as hard as every other girl to get. How I lost my apartment. How I
ended up back under her roof, in her house, hating myself.
She likes to say I was “sick” but really, I was overworked, undernourished, and so depressed that one day I showed up to the studio so
panicked out of my mind, I blacked out in the middle of a run through. I
didn’t even know someone could be hospitalized for three days for a nervous
breakdown, but according to the press and my mother, it was nothing but low
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