- 06 Aug 2019, 20:45
"Yeah ok..." said Simon, looking down. He had heard such things before... after being rejected. But he had usually been sleeping with the woman for a wile first. Zara had told him all about himself. Not in the same words but... Basically he was broken, needed to fix himself, he was damaged goods.
He sighed, then said, "I get it. I do. I just want you to know... those aren't the only reasons I wanted to try with you. But I already told you I thought you were beautiful, and good company, loyal and... well I told you all that on the ship. I didn't know you needed to hear it all again. I thought you meant... beyond all that pile of compliments, that I gave you, that far outweigh any reason you have ever gave for being interested in me... beyond some unexplainable attraction for me."
Same. Old. Story.
Simon stood up and walked over to the sink where he grabbed a glass and began to fill it up with water.
"Sorry for creeping you out and wasting your time," he said slowly. "But you are wrong. You are wrong to think it's simply about a hunt, or danger, or just a game. But everything about me you assume the worst, and judge so harshly. And it's not like I wouldn't have eventually told you all that shit from my past. I can be brutally honest with people I really love and trust."
He took a gulp of water, then heading to the door he said, "Thanks for the sandwhich. I really needed that."
He grabbed an apple from a basket then on his way out, but turning then he said, "I'll work on myself, ok? But maybe you work on not assuming the worst of some one just because you are afraid of how attracted you are to them."