I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Chapter 18
Spring comes and Carla returns to D ward. She tells Deborah that she just tried too much at once this time, and Deborah can't help but wonder why people keep standing up only to get knocked back down by the world again. Deborah also worries that her nganon might poison Carla, so she withdraws and waits for the final deception and death.
Furii warns Deborah that she will be gone for three months for vacation, and Deborah will see Dr. Royson while Furii is gone. Deborah feels doomed.