“"I'm in love with you but it doesn't change what I said last night."
"That doesn't matter now. I just wanted to make you love me—if you love me everything's all right."
"Unfortunately I do. But Nicole mustn't know—she mustn't suspect even faintly. Nicole and I have got to go on together. In a way that's more important than just wanting to go on."
"Kiss me once more."
He kissed her, but momentarily he had left her. "Nicole mustn't suffer—she loves me and I love her—you understand that."
She did understand—it was the sort of thing she understood well, not hurting people.”