He turned back around to look at her. His heart was kind of all over his face and it looked messy and not at all feeling very good, but there was a seriousness in his eyes. This hadn't really reassured him much.
"I'm going to explain something and whether or not you get it..." he couldn't finish that and broke off with a sigh. This was the make it or break it. "We'll still be friends but this is important."
He walked back towards her but didn't crouch in front of her again. Nor did he loom over her, he just didn't want this to be cold seeming. "When you told me that you quit it for me that's a lot of pressure because how am I supposed to feel if for some reason you and me didn't work and you went back to the blood?"