“Nothing.” I quickly shot back, turning away from the intensity of his gaze and attention. He was a bit stunned that I was being so sharp and as a result, released my leg. I took the chance to pull it back and away from his grasp.

He looked saddened and brought his eyes up to mine as he reached towards me. I grabbed his arm instinctively and held it in place, must tighter than was necessary.

The Words Unspoken