From Inside the Grey House:
She gave him a quizzical why not look, her head cocked to one side. She blinked a couple of times, then looked down as if to look inside herself. She shook her head, to clear it. He watched as she looked inward again, then shook her head again, a look of denial on her features. She backed away from him, not letting him hold her anymore. He tried to catch her hand, but she pulled away, a look of pure sorrow on her face. She looked up at him, near tears. Her breath was coming fast, and her heart was beating so hard he could hear it. She started to shake her head slowly, letting it get faster as she continued to back away.