I went to the garden a while after, alone. To get rid of all the stress building up in my mind. No-one was really fully listening to each other. I sat on the grass for hours, just waiting for nothing that was really going to happen. Then Meita came out and sat next to me.
"Hey." she smiled. "Why are you out here?" I shrugged and we lapsed into silence.
Sadly, I broke it, "I've been thinking...I kinda rushed into this..." I struggled with my words.
"What do you mean?" she shuffled next to me and placed her hand on mine. I looked down at it.
"Um...us. I rushed into us and...seeing as we're going to be here for a while. Maybe we should take it slow. Develop over time." I pushed my hand through my hair and tried to avoid her wide-eyed gaze.
"You don't like me?" she asked, her voice going high. Oh god, don't cry please don't.
"No. I do. But I went too quickly so I think we should just slow down..." I stood up and she did too, standing frozen. "Sorry," I whispered, kissing her forehead, then going back into the house.