You'll only realize that you truly love someone if they already caused you enormous pain. Your enemies can never hurt you the way your loved ones can. It's the people close to your heart that can give you the most piercing wound. Love is a double-edged sword, it can heal the wound faster or it can sink the blade even deeper.
When you counter, you don't let them cut you. When you protect someone, you don't let them die. And when you attack, you kill.
Come in close. Closer, because the more you see the easier it is to fool you.
Ill always love my queen