"Don't hurt him, and don't get hurt," Nargis said. She thought for a long time before continuing, as though wishing to grasp what she wanted to say and to then express it correctly. "The beginning, the middle, and the end of love—they all have their rules. Both of you must act with dignity and honor toward each other during these stages."
That was all she thought she needed to convey, the only advice she imparted. And Helen was grateful to be treated with such comforting seriousness.