“Perhaps you shouldn’t have run away so quickly,” he offered. He too felt conflicted. He felt selfish in taking and keeping Wendy, but in two different ways; One was guilt driven, while the other was pleasure driven. Both innocent intentions, or at least he had thought so. Now, he was aware that in taking her it would leave a ripple effect that would touch upon her family.
“I did what I truly wished to do,” she said, breaking him out of his worrying thoughts. “But this does not stop my worrying over my family. The world does not stop if you leave it behind.”