She kept her eyes on the road while driving but no words left her lips. The look from his eyes honestly scared her. Melina didn't mean to upset him if that's the case; she wanted to protect him. To keep him safe and well in her arms that maybe one day..they could grow together. To help this realm become what it was before the dragons took over. She didn't even look down at him as he rested but for now, she just kept on driving to get back home which took a few more hours. By the time they did get back to their small home, she already explained everything to her father and he'll tell the others in a couple of days or by morning.
Meanwhile for now, Brandon was sitting alone in the room thinking about what happened before since Melina was just done cooking dinner. She was eating her half while he was doing the same. They didn't look at each other but only looks at their food.
He wasn't sure why but this felt uneasy for him. Sitting in this silence of the room only upsets him. He wanted things to change for the better which was fine. Brandon didn't know if he should even say anything right now without upsetting her since he was upset with her. Letting out a sigh, he stops eating but looks at his food still. She heard the sigh but keeps on eating.
".......Melina......can I ask you something?"
She still kept eating but stops to swallow the food that was in her mouth to answer, "What's wrong?"
"I...I have to ask....Why?"
"What do you mean why? Why what?" she looks up at him now confused but the fork in her hand rests on the plate with the hot food remaining. The candle light was still burning so she waited for him to speak.
"..You know why. Why did you try to defend me? You could have gotten killed if I didn't do anything. I understand you wish to keep me safe but I can't protect you if you end up dying on me. What were you thinking?" she didn't answer him right away but her eyes looks to the right of the table thinking of her answer then gives him one.
"*Sighs* Because I wanted to. You mean everything to me Brandon and I would do what I have to so you are safe....what's wrong with me following my heart in making sure you are alright.."
"Why? Because that was stupid that's why. You could have died Melina. You could have gotten eaten by that Dragon if it wasn't for me. I don't want you throwing your life away like it's nothing but me having a body guard to watch over me." he said it as calm as possible but this also upsets Melina. Why would he think that? She wanted to because she loved him.
"What are you saying? Are you telling me you want to die by the teeth of the dragons taking over this realm? I don't think so. You know I can fight too because I was trained to by my father as long as having magic in my blood. I can take care of myself and you too Brandon. I did what I did because I want to see you safe-"
"And yet you almost got killed. You threw your self in the way and almost died Melina. I wouldn't forgive myself if something happened to you..."
"I know that but you don't understand Brandon. I want to keep you safe. that's what I want to do. We protect each other from anything that comes our way. What good is it if I can't do that?"
"Is it because you fear I'm going to become a weak warrior? You think I'll just get in the way?"
"No, that's not what I-"
"Is it because you feel like you should take on everything yourself!? I can help you and it shouldn't matter if I die or not! I want to see you happy Brandon because I love you! You're my life, my world, someone I'm willing to keep learning about in order to see you happy. Are you doing this just so you can get stronger alone!"
"Or do you think this is just some stupid ideal in your head thinking you should make me some damsel in destress!? Is that it! Are you trying to prove something so I can't fight and you being able to show it. Well it didn't work because you almost died! So what fucking good is it for you to-"
"BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU!!!!!" he yells at her slamming his fist on the table making her tense up. "Yes, I prove I'm doing this because I have to get strong to protect you and you did the stupid idea of stepping in the way where that dragon could have killed you! Do you want to die for me?! Well, don't! I Won't risk you losing your life because of me AND YOU BEING STUPID!!!"
"I mean come on Melina!!! What the hell were you thinking!? You could have been eating like I said! Killed by the maws of the dragon today! How could I explain this to your father knowing that I let his daughter die due to her stupid idea! I'm not risking anything on you because you are so god damn stupid in doing that for me! I won't let you die because of me because you deserve better damn it!"
"*About to speak*"
"NO! I don't want to hear it. I don't want you doing something so stupid again! You understand me!? I will never lose someone like that again so stop being a hero and leave that to me!"
"*Stood up looking away*"
"Where are you going?"
"To my room..."
"Hey..we are not done talking yet. You can't just-*Touches his shoulder*"
Right away, he hits her had hard off of him that she winces from it. He turns around glaring at her again to only say, "Don't touch me........just don't." he warns before leaving the dining room and goes in his room slamming the door rather harshly. She was standing there alone holding her hand before looking down at her plate to sigh. She slowly goes to take his dirty plate and clean it but sets her in the fridge. She then blows out the candle and heads to her main room to shut the door and lock it for now. She gets ready for bed but sees the night moon shining down to look down at her hand with a bruise on it.
"................"'I only did it....because I am worried and love you. Guess I was wrong....' she thought before going to take a hot bath.