Lying to others is lying to yourself, and vice versa. Nobody benefits from it.
No matter how deep you bury the truth, it always finds its way back somehow. Often when you least expect it.
According to rune law, when you state your fear out loud, its hold on you will falter. So, here’s my truth: I am scared my disfunctional body is broken beyond repair and that I, like my aunt, some uncles and my mother’s parents, are going to die.
The runes were right. That sounds ridiculous! Now I can revert back to telling everyone who asks that I’m doing fine…