• "I said listen to me!" I leaned closer to him, our faces inches apart. I am now too close for comfort. He can't look away.
    "Listen to what I have to say." The intensity in my eyes are scaring him. I can feel it. "You can't ever do something like that again. Okay?" He stares at me. "I said, okay?" I inch closer, our lips barely touching. "Hello? Answer me!"
    "I can't promise you anything."
    "And why not?" He gulps.
    "Because I need to protect you."
    "I don't need protecting."
    "Yes, you do. That's why I did what I did. And I'll do it again if I have to."
    "I won't let you."
    "Too bad."
    "Why are you doing this?"
    "Because I..."
    "Because you what?"
    "...Love you." He says it quietly, blushing slighting. He says it again, louder, "I love you."
    "I love you, too." The next thing I know, our lips meet.