There's a million reasons why I should be apologizing to you right now. A lot of reasons that I can't tell you about but will in due time, I promise. The one thing that I learned most from what happened was that you're my best friend and I want to protect you. There's not a lot of people I hold attachments to in this life and you're one of them.
When everything went down I was really upset. More upset than I thought I could ever be and I blamed myself for a lot of it. I wanted to protect you and, instead, I feel like I let you down. I'm only happy that you're okay and that you will heal from all of this in time. That's the most important thing.
That's why I have to go away for a little while. There are aspects of my life that are dangerous and right now it's not best for either one of us if I'm around while you get stronger. And you will. I know you will, man. I promise that when it's safe I will tell you more.
Also, take care of that girl of yours. She's really special and she deserves the best. I'm pretty sure you can give that to her.
This isn't goodbye, just a see you later.
PS: I'm not just going off to get laid somewhere. I know that's what you're thinking right now.