"I have some idea, about what you're feeling... I haven't even gone through the motions of my actual training in months.. feels like a piece of me is missing." He looked at her. "But Rivia, the sparks still there... It has to be." He flashed a quick, sad smile. "It's just waiting for you to reignite the fire."
end of spoilers "I'll be fine, it was enough to talk about it. I just need a minute or two alone, but I'll be fine." She made it sound as convincing as she could, giving him a slightly broader smile.
When she looked at him, she could feel something growing inside her, a hunger, an emotion, a need but one that she had to control, to push down and forget about. It wasn't his fault, it was hers and her problem alone and she knew it. There was nothing more he could do, he had done enough and it helped.
The only thing keeping him from kissing her again was what willpower he had.