IRJE #4

I am still currently reading It starts with us by Colleen Hoover. Atlas and Lily have reunited and they have started dating. Lily told Atlas she wanted to take things slow because she know that her ex husband Ryle hates Atlas. Sure, she has no feelings for Ryle anymore but he is the father of her child and still has to see him almost everyday. After Ryle and Lily have a fight/argument on the rooftop of her old apartment building (where he lives now), she feels overwhelmed and goes home. She then gets ready for bed, as she’s climbing into her bed she gets a FaceTime call from Atlas. She tells him about her day and he offers to come by her house and give her a hug. Lily says;

“You’re going to drive five miles just to give me a hug?”(p.122)

Atlas then replies with;

“I’d run five miles just to give you a hug.” (p.122)

I love these quotes because it shows the love and appreciation he has for her. He is saying that no matter what happens he will always be there for her, and that there is nothing more important than making her feel like she’s is the most important person in the world and making sure that she feels and is loved and cared for.

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