But to cry in front you Is the worst thing I could do
She's dealt with all the issues she's had by just hiding any sign of weakness or empathy away inside-
but deep down she's a
really nice girl.
The physical and mental attributes of the Russian soldier are such as to make them the best people of all for war. They are long-enduring, tough, and insensitive and they find it easy to withstand the hardships of campaigning. They devour great quantities of raw and uncooked food, and their physical constitution is so hard that they bathe in rivers in the coldest weather.
—Christopher Duffy, The Military Experience in the Age of Reason. Quoted from a contemporary source
She won't make a sound
Alone in this fight with herself and the fears whispering
If she stands she'll fall down
She was a master of bluffing, wore a mask better than anyone I knew, and shed adopted her persona in a way that nobody else in the Undersiders or Wards had. In the midst of all of this, shed been a pillar, a source that everyone had been turning to when they had questions.
But where was someone in that position supposed to turn to when they needed support?
A minute passed before she broke away. She turned her back to me before I could see her face.
He was a soldier, but he was also a DeMarian, Heir to the Throne. Her words were his words now, spoken in his voice, harsh and dangerous. He could not afford to be weak, to trust. Only on the battlefield where loyalties were clear could he relax.
But not here. Especially not here. His eyes met hers, reflecting the royal madness back at her. He was strong, he was stone, and the red-gray fire that glowered in his own eyes burned a darkness through his mind.
But the voice that cried inside was stronger, too, and now it no longer wept, it screamed.
This too I can bear I still am Belisarius
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My mother. I could never tell her I loved her... An Earth woman, living on a planet where love, emotion, is bad taste... I respected my father, our customs. I was ashamed of my Earth blood. Jim, when I feel friendship for you, I'm ashamed.
You said, oh girl, it's a cold world
When you keep it all to yourself
I said, you can't hide on the inside
All the pain you've ever felt''
"I love the opportunity to make him as human and accessible as possible, which is strange to say, because its impossible to get to him, 'cause hes covered in armor from head to toe. And yet, the idea is that, you know, hes relatable. Were all kind of covered in our own armor, and terrified of taking that armor off. And that's the thing that crosses him over into a character that we're all gonna really want to follow."