I wouldn’t say ‘quite in love’. Okay, I had a crush on him… mostly because he was a kindred soul. We were both leaders of a group of guardians and I liked how he was strong and brave, wise and determined, and it was just really nice to see someone else in my position, you know? Someone who knew exactly what I was going through, who understood the responsibilities and the difficulty of trying to keep our little princess and prince in line.
I admired Venus not only because she was a leader, but also because she was a woman. Because she was both. It was my first time seeing a woman command such a presence, so confident and brilliant and just indescribably beautiful. She was a bright, shining light. She was strong and brave and determined too, and I just had so much respect for her. Still do.