"Sometimes I feel like it's a little selfish, but it's just one thing," she said, settling herself down on the floor. "And sometimes I don't even know where I find the patience. But I have, and here we are. Feels a bit like I'm about to go cliff-diving. I did once, a few years ago."
She pressed her lips together. "I'm sorry, I ramble when I'm nervous or excited. Shall we start?"