The love of his life was taken away from him, just under his eye and he was left there standing, in front of the hospital, alone and defeated. They didn't let him try and make things better because that was what he had planned. How could he live with himself, knowing that he wasn't enough? Knowing that he couldn't take care of her?
But life in North Carolina continues.
Everyday she gets better and better and she knows it herself. It takes a lot of courage from her to accept that this was the life she was living. The mistakes and fights are in the past now. And the accident too. But she knows, her life isn't in North Carolina anymore.
The life she has built was in New York;
Her own apartment, her dear internship,
So she has to go back.