She looked from his hand on her shoulder to his face and nodded at his words, smiling softly as she rested her hands on her lap “It means a lot, thank you” she replied softly “I don’t know if I will ever be able to fully stop thinking that I am a burden but to hear that I’m not is always appreciated, it helps me think that maybe I’m not…even if just for a while”
[nope, I was helping a housemate with an essay. I am replying now]
"Yes…and yes" she replied, answering both of his questions at once "It can cause a lot of emotional pain and, sometimes, it does make it harder to enjoy myself…but, at the same time, I think I have become a master at distracting myself" She laughed softly, looking around at the books on the shelves around her "It’s part of why I love reading so much, I can escape to a world of my choosing, choose from hundreds of thousands of different universes, and so, even if just for a little while, I can hide away from my worries too. My mind is kind of over active, it seems unable to be quiet, so I am always worrying or feeling insecure about something and I think it may make me a bit of a burden at times" as she spoke she fiddled with the ring on her finger, obviously thinking some even as the words passed her lips.
[Who said I am disappointed?]
[*waves* hai Malin, haaaai~]
"Good luck with that" she said with a soft laugh, closing the book that was still on her lap before putting it onto the coffee table "I’m a worrier…and that’s putting it lightly…I’ll always find something to worry about so it will either be you or something else"