I look away, tears forming in my eyes, "It's not so much as what I did do as what I almost did," I looked at Lila, unable to hide my sadness, "He'll be OK though."
My wings folded themselves around me and I tried not to cry, "That's why I can't go back. I don't want to...do anything like that again."
I wanted to walk away, but I felt Rex's hand on my shoulder.
His words went through my head, "That's just it, you are hurting me by leaving. I will risk my life, to stay with you. No matter the danger, I will be at your side."
I looked at Rex, my heart filled with confusion and my mind trying to understand what Rex was saying.
I told him, "If I go with you, back to the Sanctuary...I don't want to fight anymore. I can't...or..." My wings folded more tightly around me and I said no more.