I think basically he’s in shock. So many things are going through his head — you look down and you see your sister telling the rest of the world to go to hell. The woman you love has turned into this seemingly mad woman. If you were a couples counselor, you would tell him to maybe reconsider this relationship.- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
He had long ago accepted the reality that he loved her. Over the years, that love had become a safe, predictable place, the quiet companionship of two people who have shared unique experiences and could sense without words the other's moods, needs, and fears.