OKAY, OLIVIA, YOU KINDA TRIED AND I RESPECT THAT, BUT WHAT I NEEDED YOU TO HAVE DONE WAS FUCKING…
Take both of Amanda’s hands in yours, make her look you in the eye, and tell her: “Amanda, please. You need this. You’re not okay. You’ve been bottling everything up inside, letting it build. You try to shut yourself down every time you start to feel something. And it’s hurting you. Maybe you don’t realize it, but I do. I can see it. You’re in pain. So please, please just give this a try. It can help. I promise. I know.”
And then start tearing up, because you’re being heartfelt and sincere. And then GO WITH ROLLINS TO THE THERAPIST’S OFFICE, as comfort/moral support. Grab her hand in the waiting room, squeeze it lightly, SHOW HER THAT YOU’RE THERE.
ohgod, someone please just hold my precious, hurt Amanda.