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.
I talked to him. About what I should get you on your birthday. Fiona:
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.
Together, you were feared by demons and demi-gods alike - two lovers against whom no creature could stand.
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
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.
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.
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? Worf:
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? Dax:
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.
Should I be concerned over the obvious delight our daughter takes in the ultra-violence? Cheshire:
It's genetic. Red Arrow: