"Do you like me?"

"Yes."

"Why?"

"Because you're always there."

"That doesn't make me good. I'm not good you know."

"You are good."

"No."

"Yes."

"You should want me gone."

"Why would I want that?"

"Because you don't like me."

"I do!"

"No you don't. You know you don't."

"I do, I like you, I do."

"You shouldn't lie to yourself."

"I'm not lying. You're the one that's lying."

"I'm telling the truth. You don't like me and you wish I was gone."

"Why would I want that?"

"Because from the moment I turned up, you hated me."

"I don't remember that. Haven't you always been my friend?"

"You'd swat at the empty air so I would leave. You thought you could scratch me out."

"Out of what?"

"Your head."

"I need you though."

"You never needed me. You don't want me here."

"You can't say that, only I can. Me, not you, you have no right to say what I want."

"I can say what you want."

"You can't."

"Then tell the same to yourself."

"Leave then, if you think I don't want you. Leave."

"I can't, not until you let me."

"I'll never let you."

"Then I'll never stop telling you want you want."

"I want you hear, that's what I want. I want you with me!"

"I'll stay then."

"Just go for a moment, I need to think. But just for a moment, then come back."

"I can't do that."

"Why?"

"Because you want me here."

"Not right now."

"Where am I meant to go?"

"Where you always go."

"And where's that?"

"I don't know. You're always with me."

"I am."

"Why is my head burning?"

"That's me. You want to pull me out."

"No I don't."

"Are you sure?"

"No."

"Shall I leave you?"

"No."

"Shall I leave you?"

"Yes."

"Wait. Do I really want you gone?"

"Do I?"

"Where did you go?"

"Why doesn't my head hurt anymore?"