The trees and the darkening sky were reeling, the emerging stars bursting with foreign light, and yet, our surroundings were so serene, I could swear we were the last two people on earth. There was a brief moment of breathless hesitation, when he broke away long enough to look into my eyes, to ask them a question, but there were no words for what I was feeling. I could barely manage a nod before I grasped for him and kissed him in a way that said the world could dissolve beneath us, and this would still be what I wanted.
— This Hideous Heart