She warned him. At the very beginning and then continuously as weeks passed. Maybe not as often now as before, thinking he had understood, but hesitation in her every move was sure proof enough. She recognized all the signs but chose to ignore herself. He would catch on. He did not. The worse she treated him and pushed away, the more he stayed on. He had a rare manner of giving her space and accepting what to others was an unbearable situation. Why? It was the comfort of two finding friendship but it was not love. He had been warned but in his mind the red blinking lights shown for love and her. He would never see the forest for the trees.
The push and pull