Women in Love

them to love you. And even then, you don’t want their love.”

His face was full of real perplexity.

“Don’t I?” he said. “It’s the problem I can’t solve. I know I want a perfect and complete relationship with you: and we’ve nearly got it—we really have. But beyond that. Do I want a real, ultimate relationship with Gerald? Do I want a final almost extra-human relationship with him—a relationship in the ultimate of me and him—or don’t I?”

She looked at him for a long time, with strange bright eyes, but she did not answer.

← Page-939 p.940 Page-941 →