'You look tired'
'Sorry?' John looked up, he'd been looking out of the window watching the rain fall.
'I said you look tired, how have you been sleeping?' Ella Thompson looked at him with concerned eyes.
'Barley' he replied
'And are you eating?' He didn't have to say anything, his expression told her everything. 'You need to try John, lose anymore weight and you're going to need more help than just talking to me twice a week'. He didn't feel like talking, the incident with Mrs. Hudson this morning had shaken and he knew Ella knew it. 'Has something happened John?'
'I-I' the guilt was welling up again. He felt ridiculous, he was a solider and should be able to hold himself together, depend on himself. She scribbled down some notes on her note pad, he couldn't stand to be analyzed. He went back to staring outside the window.
For a while they sat in silence, Ella finally broke it 'John, I don't think we're going to get anywhere today but I'm going to prescribe you with something to help y