They Always Knew

I don’t need you to protect me she said

He replied with one word: Tough

It would always be his job

He knew this today

As well as he knew back then

I will never stop loving you he told her

Her reply was a jab at his: Tough

His love was all that she needed

She knew this today

As well as she knew back then

Tough was his love for her

Tough was her love for him

It would always come to this

This was their destiny

From the beginning