"Just relax." I said as I exhaled heavily.  "Thank you... Anna" I knew Jaya was fidgeting at this moment as she was speaking over the phone with me. She always did before she did something that mattered to her. Like the school exams.   She called every night before a test, so she could just hear me telling her everything was going to be okay.  Even if she knew everything was going to be okay, she still called to hear me say that.   "Anytime Jaya" I forced a smile.   That was how I always was; numb . But I had to force every emotion because I wanted to look normal as much as everyone is...

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