“Anyway, you can’t leave her like that.
You can’t do that to the woman.
She doesn’t deserve it; nobody does.
You don’t belong to her
and she doesn’t belong to you,
but you’re both part of each other;
If she got up and left now and walked away
and you never saw each other again for the rest of your lives,
and you lived an ordinary waking life for another fifty years,
even so on your deathbed,
You would still know she was part of you.”
By: Ian Banks “The Bridge” with some edits