"I am not going to die because of you." I hissed, close to his face. His reply was to struggle. I reached up my hand and slapped him. By now, his cheek was bright red, but what else could I do?
"Then go!" He screamed at me. Did he not understand by now? I wasn't going to leave him to die. Not now, not ever.
Archie was writhing around underneath me, making it hard to pin him down. If I could do it to rugby players, I could do it to Archie. No matter how I pinned him or how I placed my weight, he struggled against me. Then, he seemed to stop struggling and his body relaxed.
I sighed quietly and applied less pressure. To be honest, I'm glad he stopped writhing around - it was hard work keeping him under control.
I was going to say something, but he kissed me. I had no idea what to do. My first thought was, "Mmm." Not that I'd admit that out loud. My second thought was, "Oh god. What am I doing?" Luckily, I didn't get much further because he pulled back.
He looked at me, his eyes a mix of emotion. Feeling myself blush, I reacted. My hand made its way to his face even harder than before.
"Why did you do that?" I asked, fully aware of the malice in my voice. When he didn't answer, I continued to speak. "If you think that you can use me as the last thing you indulge yourself in, you are sorely mistaken. Did you not hear me before? There is no way that kiss was genuine, is there?" I paused, hoping for an answer. Instead, my question was met only by silence and Archie looking at me with his light brown eyes. He looked so innocent, in a way, yet I knew better. Nobody was innocent now. Not even me.
I stood up, untangling myself from him. Why did life have to throw everything at you? Would it hurt it to give everyone a break from time to time? "It's almost like one of those romantic chick flicks you hate so much." commented the voice in my mind.
"Look," I said, tears blurring my vision slightly. I was determined not to break down until I was out of his sight and only in the company of Busker. "Until you have something to say, I'll be in there with Busker." I turned to leave, pausing as I got to the door.
I don't know why I waited, but I'm glad I did.