"Stop it," she falters instead, "just stop it. It was . . .it was all so long ago and we were just children and -" "No we weren't." "yes, we were." "We weren't. But I'm not going to argue the toss with you about that. We're not children now, are we?" He grins at her as he releases a cloud of smoke. "the point is that you know it's true. It's only ever been you and you know it's only ever been me."
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell