robert lightwood, listening as emma and julian described their love. listening to them, parabatai, speaking of not just love, but romantic love, as michael had once professed his feelings for robert. robert, who had coldly rejected the one person who truly understood him and turned to become a shell of a person, looking to evil to give him strength. robert, who realized that yes, michael would have wanted him to help them–these two bonded souls who just couldn’t help but fall in love. and he couldn’t turn back time to fix what he did, but maybe, this could be a way to show michael that he wasn’t completely lost after all.