"I don't love you." She whispered as she stared at the floor.

He swallowed but didn't say anything. He didn't believe her. They had something special, he felt it and he'd never felt like that before. Not with Liz, not with Jane, not with anyone.

"Look me in the eyes and tell me you don't."

For a split second, it didn't look like she would but then she made eye contact with him. She could see the hurt and the confusion in his eyes and it hurt her to know she'd caused this.

"I don't love you." She repeated, "I'm sorry."

And as she turned around to walk away, a single tear rolled down her cheek. Physically, she was sure her heart had just broken, especially as she had lied to herself.

You see, she loved him but loving him was wrong.

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