Nutritional Facts Not on the Label

 

She refuses to eat - until he comes back she will starve herself thin - pretty - all the things he wants - wanted her to be - she will be through starvation.

 

I remind her of his stories of women left behind - of his bragging that his will was strongeer than their won't - and ask - a bit sheepishly - how many deaad women she thought there'd be - if all who came before her - had taken the same tact.