“You’re so… Inadequate.”

“Ok, so, I’m gonna need you to do me a solid here, and shut the fuck up.”

“There’s nothing wrong with that. There’s nothing wrong with you.” Xir mouth was unbearably close to eir ear, xir voice warm and rich. Ey resisted the desire to melt into that voice and lose eirself.

“I know that,” ey replied instead. “In my head, I understand it. But you have to understand, it’s hard to feel that. After everything, my first reaction right now is to run from it.”