"we were together a year", he said, " lifetime for people like us."
"thirteen months, twenty-one days, six hours," she said. "i remember the precise moment i walked out on you because it was then i knew i couldn't control you as stepan wanted me to."
"and why was that?" his voice was casual, even though his interest was anything but.
her eyes had engaged his again, refused to let them go. "because", she said, "when i was with you, i could no longer control myself."