Once upon a time, a beautiful, fearless, and incredibly caring woman wandered into his life, and ran away with him. She fell in love with him, and that love became the absolute center of his universe. But he was a damn fool and never told her what she meant to him, never even tried, until it was too late.
Twice upon a time, a beautiful, slightly-scared-but-trying-oh-so-hard-to-be-brave, and incredibly caring woman wandered into his life, and ran away with him. He thought perhaps - just perhaps - she might be falling a little bit in love with him…and he might be falling a little bit in love with her.
Once upon a time, he traveled with a lovely woman who attracted suitors like moths to a flame. The one and only time her told her she was beautiful, he just had to tack on 'considering you're human.'
Twice upon a time, he traveled with a lovely woman who had an emperor ask for her hand in marriage. The emperor had the guts to tell her straight out that she was beautiful and smart. And him? When she asked if he thought she was pretty, he denied it and poured out some drivel about her nose.
Once upon a time, someone loved him enough to rip holes in the fabric of time and space trying to get back to him. And he still couldn't say the words.
Twice upon a time, someone kept finding him, in three different points of time and space. He thinks that it's finally time to stop making the same mistakes.