Yesterday had been the very first day of classes Rachel had missed. Normally punctual, she knew that her professors would notice. One in particular, of course. Just the thought of him sent shivers down her spine, the minimal contents of her stomach churning and threatening to make themselves reappear. Nothing could have made her go back to that school; nothing. But she needed to. After spending the weekend curled up in bed only moving to eat something when her stomach sounded like it was trying to eat its way out of her body, Rachel knew that she couldn’t stay there forever.