He winced at the rejection of his apology. Sorry doesn't cut it. And he knew that was true. It didn't even come close. Not for avoiding him. Not for any of it. The rest of what he said made so little sense to Stiles that it actually kind of hurt.
It was he who'd gotten them into this mess to begin with. He swallowed heavily, looking down for a moment as he struggled to put it into words to make Scott understand. "I thought it might be easier for awhile," he said almost inaudibly. "If you didn't have to look at me after...everything that happened back there. That it might be easier to not have that constant visual reminder."