Noora’s anxiety comes out in quite alarming ways. But, William, he keeps playing it cool. When he’s taking care of Noora, his not showing how scared he is. His strength must be enough for both of them now. His actions tell, that he truly considers the situation extremely serious. But, Noora is too weak to consider his feelings, so he keeps them to himself.
William likes to be the one helping. He feels needed and important. He’s not used to be taken care off, deep down he probably doesn’t believe he’s worth of it. That anybody would want him around, if he’s not useful? Noora might be different, William might not need to hide from her. But, just now Noora needs help, and William feels much more at home in his old habits, in this old role. He’s just happy, that he can do something of importance for this fantastic creature. And unfortunately, this 19 year old boy actually has excellent skill on panic attacks.
First Noora tells William of her physical symptoms: insomnia, breathing difficulties and a scary heart rate. She’s feeling so bad, that she thinks she’s actually about to die! William doesn’t ask any questions, he just promises Noora, that she’s not dying, and anxiety is not dangerous. Not, when William is here to help her to relax. And, Noora does fall asleep! No matter how calm William appears, he’s still dropping the last hours of his long cherished russetid. He’s not like asking Elskild or some other friend to watch Noora.