->It did not seem strange to the cataphracts, to see two generals kissing fiercely in the middle of a battle. Not at the time. Later, of course, the episode would be the subject of many ribald jokes and rhymes.
->My understanding is that [Buffy and Angel's] entire relationship was built around the co-operative killing of others.
-->-- '''Anya''', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Reunion" comic
->'''Michael:''' I talked to him. About what I should get you on your birthday.\\
'''Fiona:''' A [[CoolGuns Makarov]]...
->[[DamselInDistress Save the girl]],\\
And the world will be jealous\\
Wouldn't you? If you knew\\
The truth was\\
[[DistressedDude The girl will save you too!]]
-->-- '''Music/IFightDragons''', "Fight For You"
->[[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/345153.html I want to see more relationships where two incredibly strong people choose each other]]. They don’t need each other, there’s not an alpha and a beta, and one of them wouldn’t collapse and wail and die if the other died. They want and love each other, they’re ''both'' alphas, and if one of them got murdered the other would wreak bloody vengeance on the person who did it. And that person’s children. And that person’s minions. And any little furry animals that happened to be in the area. And then he or she would live, and take another partner if he or she wanted to.
->All great heroes always have beautiful and strong female partners fighting by their side.
-->-- '''Dr. Juuzo Kabuto''', ''Anime/MazingerZ'', "Episode 38"
->Together, you were feared by demons and demi-gods alike - two lovers against whom no creature could stand.
-->--'''Kelemvor''', ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2: Mask of the Betrayer''
->[[MustNotDieAVirgin Let's make love]]\\
[[MustNotDieAVirgin Before we die]]
-->-- '''The Normal''', "Warm Leatherette"
->Reisman sank wordlessly back onto his bed. He had not come to this land to fight. He had had all the war he ever wanted in Europe. Yet he could feel the dark eyes of his wife watching him, waiting for an answer. A few feet away, under a small pile of clothes in their bureau, was a small pistol, the badge of her own membership in the organization. He looked into her waiting eyes, and as he did he knew he could not be a spectator in his wife's war. "All right," he sighed, "I'll do it."
-->-- ''O Jerusalem'', by Larry Collins and Dominique [=LaPierre=]
->'''Asuka:''' I'll handle them. These guys aren't the real problem after all. Just take care of my cable, okay?\\
'''Shinji:''' (''smiling weakly and nodding'') Of course.
-->-- ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', "The Final"
->Well, I was hoping that our relationship would be a [[HappilyEverAfter long and happy one]], but I suppose I'm willing to settle for [[InHarmsWay short and exciting]].
-->-- '''Odo''', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Shadows and Symbols"
->A thousand years ago, at the dawn of the Empire, five hundred warriors stormed the Great Hall at Qam-Chee. The city garrison fled before them. Only the Emperor Kahless, and the Lady Lukara stood their ground. It was here that they began the greatest romance in Klingon history.
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places"
->'''Sirella:''' With fire and steel did the gods forge the Klingon heart. So fiercely did it beat, so loud was the sound, that the gods cried out, "On this day we have brought forth the strongest heart in all the heavens. None can stand before it without trembling at its strength." But then the Klingon heart weakened, its steady rhythm faltered and the gods said, "Why do you weaken so? We have made you the strongest in all of creation." And the heart said...\\
'''Worf:''' "I... am alone."\\
'''Sirella:''' And the gods knew that they had erred. So they went back to their forge and brought forth another heart... But the second heart beat stronger than the first, and the first was jealous of its power. Fortunately, the second heart was tempered by wisdom.\\
'''Dax:''' "If we join together, no force can stop us."\\
'''Sirella:''' And when the two hearts began to beat together, they filled the heavens with a terrible sound. For the first time, the gods knew fear. They tried to flee, but it was too late. The Klingon hearts destroyed the gods who created them and turned the heavens to ashes. To this very day, no one can oppose the beating of two Klingon hearts... Not even me. Worf, son of Mogh... does your heart beat only for this woman?\\
'''Sirella:''' And will you swear to join with her and stand with her against all who oppose you?\\
'''Worf:''' I swear.\\
'''Sirella:''' Jadzia, daughter of Kela, does your heart beat only for this man?\\
'''Sirella:''' And do you swear to join with him and stand with him against all who would oppose you?\\
'''Dax:''' I swear.\\
'''Sirella:''' Then let all present here today know that this man and this woman... are married.
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "You Are Cordially Invited"
->'''Red Arrow:''' Should I be concerned over the obvious delight our daughter takes in the ultra-violence?\\
'''Cheshire:''' It's genetic.\\
'''Red Arrow:''' Great.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', "Bloodlines"
->[[SweetPollyOliver I'll tie back my hair. Men's clothing I'll put on.]] And I'll pass as your comrade as we march along.
-->-- "Cruel War," a Folk Song
->''Some people fight, some people fall\\
Others pretend they don't care at all\\
If you wanna fight I'll stand right beside you\\
The day that you fall I'll be right behind you\\
To pick up the pieces\\''
-->-- '''Mcfly''', "The Heart Never Lies"
->Still holding her close, Shinji says, “No… no. I cannot take that away from you, only you can. I made a mistake earlier today. You and I, we are different. I am cast from the mould of a soldier. For me, fighting is a living, a means to an end. You… you are a warrior, for whom fighting is life. You carry conflict with you wherever you go.”\\
He kissed her on the forehead and she did not flinch away from the contact, and then said, “We must learn to work together. You must learn to accept my brutal, sneaky, underhanded ways, and I must learn to accept your passionate, headstrong ways. We can complement one another wonderfully and make the battlefield our dance floor. The Evas were made to fight the Angels, so your mother died fighting them. If not for them, you would be home in Germany, going to school like a normal girl and your mother would still be around tuck you in at night. Hate them. Hate them for all they have stolen from you. Let all your sorrow turn to wrath, and if your breast be a cannon, shoot your burning heart at them. We shall make their blood flow, and we shall stack their skulls into a grand throne that shall let all know of your victory over your pain.”
-->--'''Shinji''' to '''Asuka''', ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', ''chapter 5''
->Why should we reck of hours that rend\\
While we two ride together?\\
The heavens rent from end to end\\
Would be but windy weather. [. . .]\\
We break the line with stroke and luck,\\
The arrows run like rain,\\
If you be struck, or I be struck,\\
There's one to strike again.\\
If you befriend, or I befriend,\\
The strength is in us twain,\\
And good things end and bad things end,\\
And you and I remain.
-->--from "A Marriage Song" by Creator/GKChesterton
->''He smiled at her in the comm window. "You said it, Asuka. You finally said it."\\
She blinked at him. "Said what?"\\
"'I love you.'"\\
Asuka stared blankly at him for a second before it sank in. Her eyes widened. "Well… scheiße…" she said eventually. "So much for talking about it tonight in more romantic surroundings. When I said 'right before a battle isn't exactly how or where I want to talk about this', I did mean it."\\
Shinji's smile got bigger. "Somehow, right before a battle for our lives seems fitting for us."''
-->--'''Shinji and Asuka''', ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'', ''chapter 75''
->"Damn straight. So straighten up and be proud of it, Shinji. You're more than good enough to fight with me. We're elite Eva Pilots, one in a billion. Don't you ever stop chasing me, either. You and me are the most dangerous people on the planet. There's no one else I'd trust to have next to me in a fight like you." Asuka stopped and blinked to herself. She hadn't intended to be that open. She hadn't even realized how true that statement was until she said it. But it was. The thought of going into a fight now without her baka-Shinji at her side was profoundly unappealing. When they were together, they won. "Until the end of the world, you and me, against the Angels and anything else that tries to hurt us."
-->--'''Asuka''' to '''Shinji''', ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'', ''[[http://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/2095560/ chapter 3]]''
->Not that Shinji could begrudge Asuka her grand entrance. Perhaps she hadn't exactly covered herself in glory today… but by the same token; he couldn't have done it without her. Not for the first time, he smiled slightly at that thought, working side by side with her again; Asuka the burning sword, Asuka the raging, unquenchable firestorm-