“I can’t do this,” I said and took a step back, my gaze averted.
Her hands froze and she slumped back to sit on her knees. “Why?” The look of complete confusion mixed with rejection and disappointment on her face just about did me in.
What had I done?
I dropped to my knees in front of her and grabbed her hands before she could move away from me.
I sighed. “Let me explain.” She stayed silent and unmoving. “Promise me you won’t leave until you’ve heard me out.”