“It was both pleasure & pain to be able to watch him, to be in his company (…) She would never have believed she could fall in love on one day’s acquaintance”.
“She was afraid for him. Afraid of what she might do to him if she got the chance. It seemed equally likely that she’d kiss him or kill him”.
“It was maddening to have him say good night so cheerfully, as if he enjoyed being her big brother. As if being anything else had never crossed his mind.”