Bright White Conversation
“It’s going to be alright.”
“It’s not going to bother you much longer.”
You had not been aware that anything was wrong. You have just settled in, here.
The child touches your arm in a gesture that is obviously meant to echo the way someone comforted them, but the child is not old enough to have experience with this and just pats you awkwardly.
“I don’t understand.”
“It’s going to be alright. Promise.” The child looks at the watch on your arm and tries to decipher it.
You do not know what is going to be alright.