As Tuffy remembers being rejected by the one who gave birth to her the moment replays in her head as the doctor said “your other child has a congenital deformity and may die. Shall we use extraordinary means to salvage it?” She looked at the doctor with utter incomprehension at first, then cried, “No!” (Page 2).
This shows as Tuffy remembers how her birth mother rejects her as she had a birth defect and accepts her twin willingly. Tuffy became known of this pain and hopelessness at a young age and she grew up feeling a part of her was missing but she became detached and accustomed to avoiding situations which led to heartache. As the years went by the presence of the white illusion grew stronger and stronger until Tuffy finally meets her long-lost twin brother and she realized he’s the duplicate personality of their birth mother. When her twin brother starts throwing hateful words and comments at her she felt as if she was reliving her birth moment as she felt neglected and unwanted.
“I tried to get away from him, to get to the door, but instead I backed up against the wall and was stuck there in that white, white room,” (Page 5).