Caleb: I get down on my knees in front of him and turn his face to me.
“You listen to me. I know what you are talking about. I know. And the difference between you and I, is thinner than a razor. I know what it means to have other people complicate your desires and wishes.
And I was like you, was. I know what a fool I have been for years. And I am looking at him as if I am looking in a mirror. You didn’t account for us–good. That is life. Shit hits you sideways in life, and no one is prepared, no one is ready. These people…changed me. These people can change you. You were not born with venom in your veins. You learned it. You learned it. You have a rare opportunity here, Thelyss. One chance–to save yourself. And we are offering it. And I,” I place a hand on his shoulder, “am pleading with you. To find your better self–he is still there.”
I lean in, and kiss him right [on the forehead and say, “Maybe you and I are both damned. But we can choose to do something, and leave it better than it was before.”
IM GONNA SOB,,,