Of course she'd made her choice. And she'd made the right one so that was the important thing. She had moved in with him and you didn't just do that. More to the point he wouldn't just let anyone do that. Damn her. She'd gotten closer than he liked anyone getting but she'd done it somehow and now he wouldn't be as happy without her. Is that what love was? Oh he knew what she really wanted from him. She wanted the killing to stop. She wanted to be happy. And she could probably deal with the crime side of things but not the rest. Never quite the rest. Pity really as he had no intention of stopping it. And she'd go along with it if she really cared.
"Now you're not standing by it because you feel you have to? I know you don't like what I have to do. I've always known that. But you're clever enough to know that its not going to stop. But I don't involve you, do I? I'm more than happy for you to go and be a hero. Its what you enjoy isn't it? Did you get a rush out of it, out of them trusting you, fighting alongside them. I mean you were never in danger. I made sure of that, in more ways that one. But I know you. You liked it."
His little heroine. Maybe that was a part of her fairytale. Maybe that was how it started out before she started to fall. She would of course, but it would suit her down to the ground. They'd seen that in their future. That woman was everything she could become. "Look I'm never going to tell you not to be who you are, you know that. But I'm going to be who I am, and while I do that I'll keep you safe. I'll do whatever I need to to ensure it, you understand. And what's laid out in destiny is still going to happen. But right here and right now its just you and me, right? Nothing else should matter bar what we want to matter." The gaze hadn't flinched away from her. not once. "So here's where I ask you, what is it you want?"