does his love make your head spin

Keaton Henson sentence starters
  • "Do you know who you are?"
  • "Do you know your lip shakes when you're mad?"
  • "You don't like to be touched, let alone kissed."
  • "Does his love make your head spin?"
  • "It seems as though I'm on my own."
  • "I'm losing friends."
  • "I know that there's friction between me and you."
  • "I know that you're uncomfortable."
  • "I know it's hard for you to tell me the truth, but while we are doing so... I love you."
  • "You love to argue, you can't play guitar, but still, let me tell you that I love who you are."
  • "Love, I hope you are well."
  • "At least we now both have a story to tell."
  • "I feel you know me better than most."
  • "In spite of real distance, we'll always be close."
  • "I walked through the rain for you, you said to go home."
  • "Miss you terribly already."
  • "I hope for your life, you forget about mine."
  • "Please forget me, you were right, dear. I am cold and self-involved."
  • "I'll write my loneliness in poems, if I can just think how to start."
  • "I still worry more about you."
  • "I am rude and unkind."
  • "It's been four years and it does not end."
  • "I still felt alone, but I knew that you'd be there."
  • "I loved her more than I love myself."
  • "She is with another guy."
  • "I won't dance 'til you hold me."
  • "Please, don't leave me."
  • "I'm sorry, can't make your party."
  • "I'm afraid I'd kill your lover while your back was turned."
  • "So this is where you wanted to be, and it's a goddamn shame that you're not here with me."
  • "I see pictures now of the two of you and it makes me sick."
  • "Damn, I love you."
  • "Here's to you, you miserable fuck."
  • "Drink up, so we can both finally die."
  • "She's as stubborn as winter and as kind as the sun."
  • "Why was she listening to someone like me?"
  • "I know I'm awful, I can't even cry."
  • "You're my best friend, I'll love you til one of us dies."
  • "Teach me how to love you."
  • "I'll learn not to look at you with scorn."
  • "Don't expect me to change."
  • "I never loved you enough."
  • "This feels right and I'm letting it."
  • "I will not tire of you."
  • "Turns out that nothing is fair."
  • "You can leave me if you wish, but I'm not going anywhere."
  • "I am a fragile one."
  • "Please do not break my heart, I think it's had enough pain to last the rest of my life."
  • "You don't have to make any promises."
  • "If you must die, sweetheart, die knowing your life was my life's best part."
  • "I can see in your eyes that you mean it."
  • "All of these years you've been lonely."
  • "You are right, I've been looking as well, babe, I'm not looking for you."
  • "I'm just as damn disappointed as you."
  • "I'm truly alone and I like it."
  • "Though we're young, I feel eighty years old."
  • "Your arms around me are keeping me warm, but baby, I'm still feeling cold."
  • "You're kind and you're beautiful, too."
  • "I feel in some way I do love you but babe, I'm not in love with you."
  • "You seem to look through me, I wonder what you see."
  • "I wish I could stay with you."
  • "I wish I could wake at dawn to see you without make up on."
  • "You look the best today."
  • "I've been right here waiting for you to wake up."
  • "You think you're better than them."
  • "I hope you end up missing me."
  • "Your friends will always just be in your way."
  • "I'm just getting started, let me offend."
  • "The devil's got nothing on me, my friend."
  • "All I want is to be left alone."
  • "Sweetheart, what have you done to us?"
  • "Oh please, just come here, don't fight with me."
  • "Baby, please don't look at me like that."
  • "I will see you in the morning."
  • "Don't think of me like that, just picture me leaving and not coming back."
  • "This is your home now so don't you forget."
  • "I did it all for you."
  • "I'll do my best to teach you to fly."
  • "Come on baby, make me fall in love with you."
  • "I guess we can make it all the way."
  • "Turns out we don't belong after all."
  • "This feels different than it felt before."
  • "Guess that you were just expecting more, come on, you knew me, what'd you do that for?"
  • "I am selfish to my very core."
  • "I'm so damn scared of dying without you."
  • "Don't lie, I know we're fixing to die."
  • "I'll smile and pretend and won't show to the crowd."
  • "No, I won't be the damnedest bit fucking surprised."
  • "I won't give up, not until I'm holding you."
  • "Don't let go of my hand."
does his love make your head spin

They’re back.

They’ve been back for three days, but Sean still wakes up and has to remind himself.

Erik is back.

He watches Charles at breakfast. Watches him at lunch and dinner and comes to his study with stupid questions and breaks a vase or two so Charles will tell him he’s disappointed and Sean can examine the bags under his eyes.

Sean watches Erik and Charles and thinks of his mom and his dad and the war that sat itchy in the space between them. She didn’t stroke her fingers along the Pilot’s shrapnel scars that ripped through his stomach and he didn’t press a tender kiss to her temple when she cried in the middle of the day and couldn’t give a reason why.

They loved each other enough to have enough children they struggled to feed them. But they fought the same way: with everything they had.

Maybe if they’d met at a different time in their life, in a different place, with different names and different smiles, maybe if he hadn’t been so angry, so self-involved and in love with the idea of her, he would have understood. Maybe if she had looked at him long enough, had sat with him and asked him about Korea, she would have understood.

As it was, they didn’t.

There were nine kids and a war sitting between them at the breakfast table and Sean was eleven and scared and he didn’t know how to fix it.

Sean remembers Charles’s heavy shoulders and the tattoo licking at Erik’s sleeve. He remembers Erik’s anger and Charles’ broken face and the sound of a fist connecting with a jaw.  He remembers Charles in a hospital bed and Erik kneeling on a beach staring at his hands.

Sometimes, two people’s ability to break each other doesn’t mean they are soul mates. It doesn’t make them passionate, star-crossed lovers.

Sometimes, they are just two people who are really good at making each other unhappy.

Sean remembers the gun in Erik’s hand and the bullet in his father’s temple and he imagines kissing Charles’s hairline and telling him it’s okay not to be okay.

There are three empty chairs and a beach between Erik and Charles and Sean is nineteen and scared and he doesn’t think he can fix it.

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