Are you blind? Don’t you know this won’t end well?

“That’s the thing. I do know.”

Then why don’t you keep your distance?

“Because it’ll hurt more. Because the quote goes ‘love and lost’, meaning this is the earlier half of what’s to come. It’s like how I like coffee and chocolate, you know? Bittersweet.”

But what of the regrets to come? What if all you’ve built is undone?

“So be it.”