“Can you really say if you want to just have fun or a relationship?” Chris said, responding to what he was hoping to get from the girl they were discussing.
His noncommittal response betrayed the ache he still felt from the girl who broke his heart.
He wanted something substantial, but he was afraid of being hurt again. The wound was still half-raw, turning a healthy pink, but angry red around the edges. To protect himself, he chased girls he knew would let him down. That way he didn’t invest emotionally and it didn’t hurt so much when things failed.