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I sit with drawn steel across my lap, wondering why. Do I really think I can stop him? In the end, he will come in here anyway, and I will be helpless before him. My will is weak. It cannot resist the implied danger in his eyes, his moves, his very being. I can do nothing to stop even my foolish desire, how can I expect to stop him?
The door moves. It cracks open a fraction of an inch, then pauses. Quietly it opens enough to admit a silent shadow.