"You taught me to be brave again, Nate." I swiped at the tears, my heart catching painfully as his eyes
seared into mine. "How can such a coward teach someone to be brave?"
"You know what else you taught me?"
He didn’t answer.
"You taught me to believe in myself all the way through. You taught me that I’m worth more than what I see in the mirror. So today, as you try to teach me the opposite lesson, I say fuck you." I smiled humorlessly, licking the salty tears off my lips. "I deserve to be loved. All or nothing."
Before Jamaica Lane