- can we still be friends?" she pleaded, grateful for the dim lighting
that hid the wetness of her eyes, "i - i don't want to lose you
for a moment, he thought about all the things he
wanted to say: that he just wasn't in love with her, that he was
suffocated by her, that he wished he'd never crossed that line.. but
none of those words came. he stifled them, refusing to consider himself
instead, he reached across the table, took her hands in his, and lied, "of course we can be friends. you'll never lose me."