❝ ‘In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.’ Elizabeth’s astonishment was beyond expression. She stared, coloured, doubted, and was silent. ❞ - Pride and Prejudice
The reality was that these are very young emotions - young people falling in love for the first time.
You must know… surely, you must know it was all for you.
Your hands are cold.