• Inside Laila too a battle was being waged : guilt on one side, partnered with shame, and, on the other, the conviction that what she and Tariq had done was not sinful; that it had been natural, good, beautiful, even inevitable, spurred by the knowledge that they might never see each other again.

    Khaled Hosseini (2009). “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, p.119, Bloomsbury Publishing