72 3rd Class [1]

Damien's eyes widened in shock as he tried to process what was going on. He knew they'd eventually reach this point but he didn't expect it to happen so soon, not to mention the current circumstances.

While every fiber of his being screamed at him to respond in kind and kiss her back, he couldn't bring himself to do it.

Regardless of her reasoning, with the way things played out, he'd feel like any progression in their relationship that happened now would be taking advantage of her weakness.

Damien grabbed her shoulders and gently pulled her away from his lips, though he still allowed her to lean on his body. The look of betrayal on her face truly made him feel like an asshole, but it had to be done.

"Y-you don't want me?" She asked in a weak voice.

"Kath- no, Rose. Of course I want you but look at yourself right now. Would you ever be the type of person to even ask if I wanted you before doing this kind of thing? Knowing you, you'd pounce first and ask questions later."


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