Why did she cry? Really he didn't want her to cry, only he didn't know how to stop it or what to do because really this was not something he was prepared for.
Whenever someone had stopped shagging him it had been easy. But then he'd always expected it to end that way. Maybe Natalie hadn't? Oh who the hell was he kidding, it was fairly obvious that she hadn't. Maybe even that she'd hoped... oh fuck.
When she pulled away, he brushed the tears from her face, trying to figure out what to say. It would be easy to lie. Yes. Nothing else to it. And yet... 'Does it matter?' he asked softly. 'I really never meant to hurt you, Natalie,' he said instead. 'I never thought this would hurt you.'