There they returned again into the past, more exquisitely happy, perhaps, in their re-union, than when it had been first projected; more tender, more tried, more fixed in a knowledge of each other’s character, truth, and attachment; more equal to act, more justified in acting. **Persuasion - Jane Austen** (for @memcjo)
“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant.” – Jane Austen, Persuasion
I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.
OK, so my archive did the trick and the first two gifs are the result of that. The rest was my two hours long search for fitting gifs (sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10) The story goes like this: When John Thornton, a wealthy manufacturer, meets a navy officer - Captain Wentworth, at a dinner party, he can’t keep himself from smiling. They both feel attracted to each other and quickly develop romantic feelings. However, one day Wentworth leaves without saying a word of goodbye. Thornton feels devastated. His passion leads him to Wentworth’s birthplace - Helstone, but his suffering doesn’t seem to cease. Being a proud man, even after Wentworth’s return to the town he is not quite ready to forgive him.