"did you run here?" Renato asked Zorion who nodded, still looking heartbroken though he was obviously trying to perk himself up. Renato was about to offer him a ride home but now had to ask "Zorion...has my rejection always been so hard on you?"
"This time was worse because I felt like I was loseing you all together but yes, it feels like a dagger to the heart every time. I know that sounds over dramatic but it's true Renato"
"I'm sorry it hurts...you're a good guy and I wasn't trying to be a jerk by blocking your number...I honestly thought you'd just move on to another guy" Zorion had already said he'd quit saying it so he just looked into Renatos eyes. The sadness in his face was enough to tell Renato everything and he turned away, unable to look. It hurt to hurt him so much "I'm sorry I blocked your number then."
"Just unblock it as fast as you can, please"
"I can do it at home. Do you need a ride back to yours?"
"I'd like that if you don't mind Renato" He could easily go home himself but he wanted more time with his mate. They walked to Renatos car and got in. Zorion didn't like the feel of seatbelts but he put one on since it bothered Renato when he didn't. "can we spend time together tomorrow?" Zorion asked and Renato answered "I have a project with my church group, it's going to take all day"
"I could help right? What is it?"
"we're going to make some repairs to a closed playground so they can reopen it"
"Thats something I can help with, please"
"alright, they shouldn't mind you tagging along but please, especially around them, don't call me your mate"
"I wont use that word anymore. Will you pick me up or should I meet you?"
"I can pick you up, you're on the way. Can you be ready by seven am though?"
"mhm" Renato glanced over at the wolf beside him, he still looked shattered so Renato sighed "what?" Zorion asked "I just...I dont know"
"you can talk to me about anything"
"It just sucks to hurt you so bad. I didn't know it would be such a big deal and I feel like a jerk. I know you don't mean any harm. You just freaked me out is all last time I saw you"
"I know, its why I just gave you a call once or twice a day and quit coming over. I figured you needed your time" The rest of the drive felt awkward but when they arrived where Zorions pack resided Renato made his day and hugged him. He tried not to hug too tightly but he went from feeling his heart crumble into a million pieces to his mate finally letting him hug him. When Renato let go and sat back straight in his chair he said "are we even after me hurting you now? I figured you deserved a hug"
"Thank you so much Renato"