Greg felt him struggle and loosened his hold but not completely. He searched Theo's face, so fearful now that Theo was going to go away again in a blink of an eye, "You know me. I'm Greg," he said and he leaned in close to Theo, "You are Theo. You love me," he said simply, "Like I love you."
He paused there, and kissed Theo's cheek tenderly, and pulled back to lean his head against the mattress, his eyes full of concern, "Should I let you go? I don't wanna make you do something...," he said, loosening his hold even more, extremely reluctantly.