She turns the music up, she jumps on him, takes him down. Every time he says it, it sounds a little louder. It makes a little more sense, it's a little more tempting to believe. He tells her these stories and they are too true for comfort, which only means he's getting in more, just by showing how far in he already is. He keeps saying she's not lost and doesn't need saving, but that's not what it feels like, and the fact is that to be known, truly known, is the scariest and the best thing. Which means the closer they get, the further she gets, because while he is very wise about a lot of things, including her, what she knows that he doesn't is that this is a face-off between punishment and redemption, the Fiona that survives and the Fiona that surrenders. And the only way that can possibly end is when one of them breaks.
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