“I’m trying to be happy, William.”
“You’re going about it the wrong way.”
“And how would you propose I go about being happy?”
“By following your heart.”
“I thought that’s what I was doing with you.”
“Maybe a bit. But you are so young still. How could you possibly know what you want already?”
“Don’t you know?” I asked.
“No,” he admitted. “Do you think that messing around with my best friend’s wife was on my life program? Certainly I had no intentions of going this far.”
I fell silent. I was crushed by his words.
“Look, I realize this isn’t ideal for us, but this is what it is. Why can’t we just play it out? See where it takes us?” I could hear the pleading in my voice, and I didn’t like it. Not one bit.
“Come away with me? Leave Lila here with her father. We can start a new life together, just us.”
“William, I can’t…” I hated myself for saying it.
“We’re done, Toni,” he said with a sigh.
“Yeah. I can’t do this anymore.”