Faelan heard what Padma said but the voice in his head was louder, telling him that she didn't care about staying with him, that she just didn't love him anymore. He knew he'd failed her, but he hadn't thought this would happen. But hadn't that always been his problem? He always tried to prepare himself for the worst, but reality still managed to reach out and bite him when he least expected it. People left. That's what they did. How did he forget?
"I thought couples were supposed to stay together when things get rough," Faelan said quietly. "But I'm usually wrong about stuff like that, aren't I?"