Once upon a time, the Prince met his Princess. She was the woman of his dreams while he was the man she prayed for. They met in a somewhat extraordinary way- where computer talked in a techno world. It would be apt to say a perfect match made in heaven.
More than the physical attraction was the meeting of two minds. The Prince was an intelligent and decent guy while the Princess was an innocent clever lass. However, the happiness was short-lived.
The Prince realized he had more than his share of raw pain caused by love so he decided "he can't fall in love". Getting old alone and lonely was better than to be vulnerable again with heartache. After all, he's happy and contented with his career and to have a woman in his life might just be a headache and trouble.
The Princess being naive as she was yielded to his will. After all, her experiences to male species was only limited to age ranging from 10-12 year-old. She was made to believe also that she would just be a nuisance in his perfect world. Therefore, she deemed it necessary to remind herself over and over again why she can't fall for him.
If you are familiar with Elizabeth Barret Browning poem, "How Do I Love Thee?", here's the Princess' version.
Why Can't I Love Thee?
Why can't I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I can't love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I can't love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I can't love thee freely, he's too independent for that;
I can't love thee purely, he won't allow me in his life.
I can't love thee with a passion, he won't yield to his heart
In my old grief, and with my childhood's faith.
I can't love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I can't love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee after death but not in life.