I only made it as far as the living room before his arms came around my waist halting my progress. But what had been a surge of energy only a moment ago, died in my limbs, and the tears once again began to flow as I went limp.
Stephan bent down, scooping me up into his arms. He carried me over to the couch, but kept me on his lap all the while whispering calming words in my ear.
Eventually, the tears ebbed and I stiffened. “Please,” I begged.
His thumbs rubbed the tears from my cheeks and then held there.