It felt like everything in my body was crushed. I screamed at the top of my lungs. I had never felt pain like this before. I knew i wasnt being turned because Late described it as a burning. I heard someone speaking to me. For some reason it soothed me somewhat. But i couldnt stop screaming. Finally the pain started to numb. I thanked god. My whole body went numb and i slowly opened my eyes. I opened my eyes to Late staring at me with pain in his beautiful features. "Ariana i'm so sorry." He said with so much pain in his voice. "Leave" I said meeting his eyes. He looked at me with a broken expression. "Ariana?" He said. He grabbed my face making me look at him. "Leave." I said again. He looked at me and kissed me lightly on the lips. I didnt kiss back. He looked at me one last time. Just as he was about to walk out Collin was coming in. "You havent won." Late said to him. This made me lose it. "I'm not a prize." "You see where this gets me opening myself up to someone." "Loving?" Everyone came into the room. Everyone looked at me. "You see look at me i'm in here because you guys lost it because of me." "I'm unlovable." "Do you understand i make people angry and then they leave." "So please dont love me." "Please dont love me." I said screaming. My eyes were blurry with tears but i felt a warm and cold hand. They both squeezed my hands lightly. "Please dont love me." I said in a little voice. I closed my eyes and i waited for them to let go. To realize i was a nutt-case. I felt Collin let go and he looked at me. He kissed me lightly on the cheek and left. Late grabbed my face and made me look at him. "Ariana i love you so much." "Please dont push me away." "Please let me be here." Late said basically begging. I looked at him. "Please dont love me." I said one more time. Late bent in and pressed his lips to mine lightly. I kissed him back slowly tears falling down my cheeks. I felt so broken in every way. I knew it wasnt going to be easy but i had to learn how to love. That scared me.