"Ari, stop acting like this." Adira furrows his brows. "I won't hurt the child." For now.
"I don't believe you." She squints her eyes and steps back, holding Ai protectively. "You have already hurt him once."
She's protecting someone else in the same way she used to protect him from people. He grits his teeth. That child is taking his place in her heart. "Do you love him more than you love me?"
"What?" Ari wrinkles her nose. "Who says that I love you?"
"I say it." He scowls at her darkly. "You love me. You told me that many times. Are you going to take back your words because you found another innocent child who calls you sister?"
"Don't start again," She snaps, enraged by his words. "He's a child. You are an adult -- a god, Adira. You are a god."
"So what?" He crosses his arms, creasing his forehead. "What I am to you?"
"My ex." She raises her chin and tells him, "I broke up with you that day."
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