“You’re not seriously going to sit there and expect me to what? Be excited? Welcome you with open arms? What do you want me to do — kiss you?” Peyton laughed, it was a dry sound that certainly didn’t meet their eyes. There had been a point in time where they would have jumped at the opportunity to do any of the things they mentioned but those days seemed so far away. He seemed like an entirely different person and what hurt them the most was knowing he wasn’t a different person at all. Ben had always been himself and that was the thing they’d adored the most. “Why are you back?” ( @beneun ).