Colin didn't want to let go. He wanted this to last. He wanted to feel this forever.
Selfish, he supposed. How come it was always that way? Their timing was all wrong. Wasn't it? Always something to do with Jennifer. Then Chip. He felt horrible about what happen to him, and she didn't need to be alone. Always, the friend, he guessed.
"I just wish you could come away with me," he whispered in Needy's ear. Naturally, she shook her head, no.
"There's something I have to do." She looked him in the eye then, and he sensed it would be something she wouldn't tell him.
"No, you can't." He felt as if he was reading her mind. She was going to do something to Jennifer.
"I can't help it. I have to. You can't stop me." She pulled away from him.
"Let me help you." He winced.
She shook her head, again. And he wished he could kiss her, but all he could do was hold her. Wait for the hole to heal in her heart. He guessed he'd have too. He knew her mind was reeling with thoughts of Chip not him. So close, but so far away. Even in her bed.
And then she looked at him as if she might cry, but then she kissed him as if this might be the last time she ever kissed anyone.
Colin did his best not to be shocked. He went with it. Where ever this was going. Like a last chance. She wanted him as if she might feel again what was already lost. He smiled. Everything felt new when she touched him.