This community that you’ve built, you have their respect, their love. I can rule them, but I cannot win them. Not without you. So rule with me, side by side, as equals, friends, brothers.
Perhaps I’m not making myself clear here. This is a threat.
You’re the one who taught me that a man can’t be defined by anyone but himself.
When you love someone and that person loves you in return you’re uniquely vulnerable. They have a power to hurt you that’s like nothing else.