See, that's the problem. You are a nice guy. You just won't let anybody see it for more than a few minutes because you're scared. And don't try to tell me I'm wrong! I've seen it before. You try to act all tough and invulnerable and stoic, like you're some badass who can't be bothered to feel anything, when really you just feel a lot more than other people, and it sucks, so you hide from it. [ She's not really yelling anymore, but it's still pretty close. She's firm. And it's clear she's not the least bit happy right now. ] God, how stupid do you think I am?! I am so sick of people acting like they have my best intentions in mind. I'm sick of people protecting me! I don't want you to protect me, from anything, not even from what might happen to you. I just want you to take a chance. I know there's a risk! I'm going into it without being blind to that. Do you think I'd still be standing here if that scared me?