"…Haig made Elsa’s fear feel like real anxiety, which is what this character is all about. Elsa is a woman who lives in a constant state of worry that something will make her so afraid that she’ll lose control again, and that’s something people with anxiety can strongly relate to. It’s also something Haig captured perfectly—that fear of yourself and who you are when your anxiety is at its worst. From her shaking hands and her tight fists as she struggled to control her magic just walking down the street to her struggle to control her breathing as she hid, the physical details of her anxiety were heartbreaking." (x)
Elsa, what’s wrong?
Wait until you see him- he even cut his hair!
You have second thoughts? He won’t smell like that forever.
She has an enlarged heart. And it’s beginning to fail. First, we need to simply monitor her, keep her comfortable. But eventually she is going to need a heart transplant.