<Yukihime> "JackMackerel held the knife in his left hand, which was trembling violently enough to blur. 'I loved you! I loved you, but you never acknowledged me, you stopped returning my calls, you ignored me when I said "hi"... this is it! if you won't accept me, then I can't accept you!' <Yukihime> "he lunged at Nitya with the blade, but only managed to swipe at thin air. Nitya grabbed his arm, knocking him down to the ground with the efficiency of a martial arts master. 'I didn't want to hate you, Jack. even if I couldn't love, I thought I could keep myself from falling into that pit of ill regard. that's why... I stayed away. to keep myself from having to hate you... but it's too late now, isn't it?' "