Chapter 16: Episode 8
He smiled. “Are you implying I absolutely won’t?”
“I’m joking. I know it’s too early to think like that, but I suppose I’m more pressed to do so. Yes, I considered that breaking off my relationship with Chelle would be detrimental to my future, and that starting a new relationship with you would guarantee that I would lose the rest of my trust fund. But it was a sacrifice I was willing to make in order to be with someone of my choosing. I worked hard to put myself in a comfortable financial position. I don’t need my father’s money to sustain my lifestyle. So, it is my choice to make. On all fronts. I do believe I chose correctly.”
“Roen,” I breathed. “I don’t know what to do with you. You just can’t be like this. You can’t.”
“Like what?” He asked, confused, but I answered by pulling him down and pressing my lips to his.
Maybe I am afraid of this. And I regret it. I wish I could just let myself be happy, let us be happy. I didn’t think that perfect people existed until I met him. I was so taken by him, infatuated with the idea that I could be perfect, too. But I can’t be. I’ll never be perfect.
And yet I can’t walk away.
[End of Chapter 16]