How can someone that you have known all your life, suddenly become a stranger? How can someone you love, lie to you so easy? How can I be so gullible? I believed them! I trusted them. I loved them.
My veins fill with rage as I sit in my bed. The tears and sobs have been long over, but I feel so much pain. I have a physical ache in my chest and I shiver. How can anyone be this broken? How can I be this broken?
The paper is out in front of me, but I don't look at it. I don't want to know. I never want to know. Ever. "Renee and Char-" I hear the shattering of glass. A flashback.
"You cold have told me! I have lived my entire life in a world of lies!" I remember screaming that at the top of my lungs, then storming out of the room. Not one person can understand the way that I feel right now. How can you stand to hear your parents just openly tell you that you don't belong to them after fifteen years? How can they say that you never did? How can you just wake up one morning a Berkowitz and find out later that that isn't even your birth name. Elizabeth Jo Berkowitz. It's not real and it never really was.