He was too fast for me to even attempt at stopping him. Stepping forward till he was towering over me so closely, he clamped his hand over my mouth, stopping the words that had formed at the tip of my tongue from being uttered. The force with which he had done it had my back pressed up against the wall, and I was too surprised to get out of his grip.
My eyes widened. I stared into his dark green orbs as they pierced mine. My heart pumped loudly, too loudly, and I was a little scared that he was able to hear it. Yet, Damien didn’t let go of me. The ferocity in his eyes washed away by a heat that wasn’t at all aggressive.
The emotions of anger were replaced by guilt. Searching my eyes in a way that made me want to hide away from him, he whispered, “I never meant to hurt you.”
“I know I did. And I’m so sorry.”
His breath was cool against my face, unlike the very position we were in right now. It took me a while to realize that I wasn’t breathing normally. One of my hands lightly rested on the one that Damien had trapped my mouth with, softly prying it away. But that wasn’t reason enough to make either of us to create a distance between us, as we probably should have.
Instead, I ended up smiling at him and saying, “I know.”