Kaldur sat in his room on the floor. All the pictures and emblems of him and Jade sat scattered around him. Looking at them was both healing and painful. Never had he thought Jade would have to leave. It had been buried in the back of his mind but he had never acknowledged it. He had always pushed it away, caught up in the feeling of having Jade close. Bu now he had to come to terms that this was not a dream. Jade was leaving and she was just as broken as he was. A knock sounded at his door but he didn't answer. It opened and he looked up.
“Hey,” Becca said, shutting the door.
Kaldur didn't answer but she came closer and sat across from him on the other side of the circle. She picked up a picture of the pair, gently running her fingers over it.
“You know, Jade has never been good at relationships.”
Kaldur looked up to find her eyes on him.
“I do not understand.”
“Jade has had this thing where her relationships have all ended badly. She blames her work. But I blame this on myself.”
“Why do bạn blame yourself?”
“Because I've pushed her. Her last job was on a planet called Ariles. And she was in tình yêu with the prince there. I pushed her to admit her feelings to him. He loved her back. Six months later, he died.”
“How is this your fault?”
“I pushed her first love. I kinda pushed her second. If only I had stayed out of this! Why can't I just for once-”
Becca was cut off bởi a sudden ring. She pulled out her com link and a holographic image of Erin appeared.
“There bạn are! We need help! Please come help us!”
“Kay. I'll be there.”
Becca put the link back and looked at Kaldur.
“I obviously have to go. But I think bạn get the idea. Don't waste today thinking about Jade's leaving. Spend today...preparing for it. Have a few thêm moments with her. You'll never heal if bạn keep it bottled up. Take it from me.”
Kaldur suddenly hugged her and Becca was stunned even after he pulled away.
“Thank you, my friend. bạn are a true helper. Like always.”
“Hm. Like always, I wouldn't be a very good advisor. I hurt too many people.”
“Perhaps. But bạn always end up healing those who are hurting most.”