People don't talk that way anymore.

He wondered if anyone understood what he meant.

Sometimes he felt born into the wrong time period. The ideals and pursuits he held close to his heart were mocked and thought old-fashioned. Nobility, chivalry, where were they now?

Still, he wondered if she understood, even as he stammered out his heart, trying to explain.

Then, when she looked him full in the face, a sweet smile on her lips and a quiet understanding in her eyes, he felt home.

People don't really talk that way, you know?

I know. But they think that way.