“Tas, it’s going to be okay. Please. . .” Michael’s words caught, and he drew in a deep breath.
It was all I could take. I dropped my face onto my folded arms and tried to muffle my sobs. I had promised myself that I wouldn’t cry until after he had left.
“No. Don’t, please. Don’t hide from me.” Can’t you feel that this is tearing me up, too? Can’t you tell I’m second-guessing all of it? Why did I let you talk me into going away. . .I could be staying closer, going to community college, seeing you every day. . .
Kneeling next me, Michael placed his hands on either side of my face and forced me to look up at him. I could see and feel the distress, guilt and anguish he was struggling to hide.
“Please,” he said again. “We need to face this together. Don’t pull away from me. Remember, I can’t hear what’s going on in your head.”
In answer, I released my arms from around my legs and instead wrapped them around his neck, pulling him closer to me. His lips covered mine, first with the gentle touch I knew so well, and then with an increasing urgency that matched my own.
I fell back on the blanket, keeping a grip on Michael’s shoulders and bringing him down with me. He propped himself over me, leaning on his elbows to keep his weight from my body and holding my face tenderly with his two hands. His lips never left mine, and his thoughts were pounding with the same passion I felt rolling all around us.
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