I'm going to say this is a "What?! Why?!!" Moment because as a parent, I now know that when, or at least when I say don't talk back, is because children should have respect for what we decide as parents. And especially middle school children LOVE to argue and try and negotiate/"prove wrong"/ or point out the unjust. Dude, no. Don't talk back. You got yourself in this mess. Shut it, and take responsibility. End rant.
I understand what they are trying to say and yet I can't help but disagree slightly. Yes, everyone should be accepting of different people, but treating those who were 'raised that way' as stupid is a little silly. It's true that you can get over supporting your parents ideas but it's not that easy, old habits die hard as they say. But, yeah they do die...
His soft hand on my cheek was ice cold. I tried to hiss at him, to spit on his face, to force him away from me. But I was paralysed. His eyes were filled with a deep longing, and he leaned forwards slightly so that his lips were only a few inches from mine. "I adore you, Valerie. We were made for each other."
"Oh god... W-what have I done. I..I didn't mean to go this far. But I couldn't stop myself. I'm so so sorry," Eli says to the lifeless body laying several feet in front of him. (This is after Eli agrees to the terms of the organization that helped him take down James and the organization does something to Eli that makes it hard to control himself)