Patrick didn't really want to divulge that Clio may have assumed there was something between them, but he had to tell someone. It was eating him up inside. He knew she hadn't meant it in a bad way and that she had been reacting to a terrible situation with understandable fear, but he still felt like he had been accused of doing something wrong.
"I just...I felt like I needed to clear it up. I really do love you but I'm not in love with you. I think...Clio was panicking and she failed to see the distinction. So I was worried maybe you didn't either."