But she understands. She has to. Her friend has never doubted it for a second. She knows her friend needs the cocoon now. She knows it is very easy for her friend to vocalize feelings that are not that strong or true, but the intensity, her friend can't. She knows that her sober friend will come back again. She knows that her friend needs her now, more than ever. She knows she has been very supportive, she knows her payback will not be now. She knows that seeing her friend being this emotional wreck right now will not be the default. She knows that one bubble bursts only for another to be formed. She knows.
And her friend believes. And no one else understands.