It feels like a long time ago that she had a panic attack in the basement of her house, desperately throwing Manny’s possessions on the floor.
But three months and four days into her marriage with Spinner, they have eaten fast food every day for a week, and she is fat, and she is fat, and she is fat.
She stares in the mirror of their crappy apartment, running her hand over her belly – and wonders when she got a belly.
He walks into the bedroom, says, “Hey, babe. Sorry I’m late. Cindy-” one of the Dot waitresses – “called off sick. Wanna eat leftover pizza for dinner? Or did you eat already?”
The lie slips off her tongue before she can even breathe. “I already ate.”
Two weeks later, they are at a party at Manny’s. Emma is only picking at the salad on her plate, and Manny is looking concerned, and Emma can’t breathe for a moment.
“Emma, you okay?” Manny murmurs.
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