He had actually looked surprised, shocked even when she'd told him it didn't matter to her that he'd run from the war. Why would she given what she knew of the ogres, given what she knew of what they did and how they destroyed. Frankly she'd have run too. There was nothing in her that thought him a coward and that woman, Baelfire's mother, she was wrong to have called him such names. Her own husband. The man she was supposed to love and she'd turned so quickly because he wasn't the hero of the hour. At least he'd come home to her, been with her. Would she truly rather have been a widow. How did a woman like that live with herself?
"You need to know it though, that there is nothing you can say that will make me stop loving you. I won't deny some of what you've already told me has thrown me. Some of it I wish you hadn't done. Some of the choices. But love breaks through all barriers. All of them, and you need to remember that"
He was right though, she had found something in him worth fighting for, a part of him not lost to the Dark One. Oh he'd tried to push her away. He'd tried for so long. But she could never, would never let that happen. Even back then she'd known what true love was, and known that he was hers.
"You threw me out because you needed the power to find Baelfire. You told me that, you needed it and you didn't believe that anyone could love you. You'd gone so long without it and then some girl you made a deal for... I suppose I snuck into your life didn't I? Unplanned, unwanted at the start and then it just sort of happened. I wish you hadn't, obviously, but I understand why you did." There was good in him and she knew it. She saw it every day and every little bit more she saw her love only grew