A/N – Here's my second chapter, and this one is from Tempe's point of view. I seriously LOVE creative writing!

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I know you're there. I can hear your pacing footsteps outside my door. Near then far then near once more. Somehow I know. I know that you want to run, bit at the same time you want to apologize. I know that you feel like you messed up, but I want you to know that you didn't. I was scared to let you in, and I pushed. I pushed you away, and it was probably the worst thing I could have done. It worried me. When I realized how comfortable I had become with you, I freaked out. I realized that we had a routine, mundane but meaningful, and I got spooked. It may sound stupid, but I was convinced that as soon as I got close to you, you would leave. God, insecure much? I don't want you to put the blame on yourself. I want you to know how sorry I am.

I listen again. I don't hear your nervous footfalls. I don't hear your deep breaths any more. I can't bring myself to see if you're still out there. I'm scared that if I do check, I'll find you gone for good. You have to believe me when I say that that is the last thing I want. I have to check, no matter how much I don't want to. Here goes.

A/N – Once again…read and review. They make me thrive!!