She was trying to create a distance between them. He had started to get weird.
As Bella began to clean up the mess she had made trying to make Linus love her through jealousy and cruelty, she FINALLY began to see forest for the trees.
He was not someone she needed or wanted any longer. He had become someone that she found to be odious.
This person that she once craved for them to touch her, the mere thought made her skin crawl.
There was something else behind his eyes. He wanted it to be see, but it was more leering and unnerving. Something had changed inside of him, and not for the better.
Brand new Linus, same old tricks.
Bella flinched and it tore away another string in the disentanglement of Bella and Linus.