So much time had gone by, but emotionally, it still felt like yesterday.
—Penelope Ward in Stepbrother Dearest
Love has no conscience. It doesn't know right or wrong. It's a feeling you can't shake that penetrates your soul, and it cannot be broken. If you're truly in love with this girl, that's not going to change no matter what your life circumstances are. Time will tell whether it's true love or not. If it is, you won't be able to live without her. End of story.
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