* Pick a moment with Gen and Irene in ''The King of Attolia'', any moment. Odds are it's heartwarming.
** "You are treasure beyond any price.”
** ''The king lifted a hand to her cheek and kissed her. It was not a kiss between strangers, not even a kiss between a bride and groom. It was a kiss between a man and his wife, and when it was over, the king closed his eyes and rested his forehead in the hollow of the queen's shoulder, like a man seeking respite, like a man reaching home at the end of the day.''
* Similarly, any interaction between Gen and Hiero in that same book.
* This moment, from ''The King of Attolia'':
** "Am I no longer your Queen, then?"
** Shocked, he whispered, "Always," breathing his soul into the word.