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I walked slowly up to him, my eyes never leaving his. After what seemed like eternity, I reached out to touch his cheek, and for a moment he leaned into my palm. The seconds felt like forever before he shoved my hand away.
“I... I’m sorry,” I stammered taken aback by his actions. He didn’t say anything, instead he turned his back and started to walk away.
“Wait!” I called after him.
“What do you want?” He spat, turning around to face me again.
“I just thought... I’m Jane.” I cursed myself for sounding so dumb.
“You thought what, Jane, that you would meet your mate and everything would be sunshine and rainbows?” I stood there shocked at his words.
“No... was just thinking maybe we could get to know one another,” I corrected him.
He threw his head back and laughed. “No. That won’t be happening. I don’t need a mate and I don’t want a mate, so you’d be better off going home.” He spun on his heel and headed down the hallway.