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This week quote is courtesy of Beneath the Boss, book #3 by Lydia Rowan.
"I owe you everything, Leighton, and I won't ever be able to repay you, no matter how hard I try. You made me who I am today. And I resent that and I hate myself for resenting it but I want to--need to--know that we're equals."
She was babbling now, her vision blurred by tears, and Leighton round the desk and lowered himself in front of her, wrapping her hand in his.
"You don't owe me anyting Layla. You are and were a brilliant, enthusiastic, loyal, trustworthy woman. I'd have been a fool not to invest in you. And with your mother, well, that was just human."
A tear slipped down her cheek, and Leighton brushed it away with his thumb.
"And as far for us being equal, that can never be."
She looked into his eyes, dread and confusion filling her as his words sunk in.
"Never, not even on my best day, will I ever be as good, as kind, as fucking amazing as you are."