Emery: I have been fighting for you and the Atrians ever since you showed up. You know that. Grayson can't help who his parents are, but at least he's honest with me, and he's there for me. With him, I know where I stand. You wanna be angry with me? Fine. All you ever do is push me away and act like I don't exist. So, really, it's not that big of a deal.
Roman: Do you think that's what I want? Do you think it doesn't kill me every time I have to walk away from you?
Emery: Then why?
Roman: I told you, I've been telling you, it's to keep you safe.
Emery: And I've told you, I don't need protecting.
Roman: Yes, you do. There are Atrians out there that would kill you if they had the chance. Every day, I am fighting to make sure that never happens. I don't know how long it will take, but I do know that I can't ask you to wait for a day that might never come. I would give you everything. Just not now.