He loved her. He really did. But there were times when he despised the way she would ignore what he was saying, and he sometimes hated the way she wasn’t direct about what she wanted. He wished she could just give him a straight answer and he hoped that she would say, “I love you too.” instead of, “You’re sweet”. He wanted her to be sincere and honest and candid, but in reality these were just excuses so he wouldn’t have to admit he loved her with his all. She was a troubled girl and he was afraid to have something to lose.