Mademoiselle, I know I’m not unknown to you. For a long time I’ve watched you in secret. But now I’ve stopped hiding. I know that the time has come. Before you, I’d never been in love. I hate the temporary. I know all about life. I know that everyone betrays everyone. But you and I will be different. We’ll never leave each other, not for a single hour. I have no work. I have no obligations in life. You will be my sole preoccupation. I understand…I realize this is all too sudden…for you to say yes at once… that you must first separate…from some temporary people. I am definitive.