"No, no of course not," she agreed. Clasping her hands lightly, she rested her head on his shoulder. "Years ago I was involved with a married couple. We were all very close and when the Beloved passed unexpectedly, I didn't walk away like I should have. I couldn't stand the thought of leaving him completely alone in the wake of that." She sighed softly, "So I stayed and things got deeper and then he asked me to give up being a Two Spirit and become his Beloved, but I couldn't. That's not who I am, I can't be just one side or the other. Things got...messy."