"Stay with me tonight, Hephaestion"
Alexander the Great and Hephaistion“Alexander was lying flat on his back, staring upward. Suddenly he grasped Hephaistion in an embrace so fierce that it knocked the breath out of him, and said “Without you I should go mad.”
Hephaistion: No, like a dear listening in the wind you strike me still, Alexander. You have eyes like no other. I sound as stupid as a school boy, but you’re everything I care for. And by the sweet breath of Aphrodite I’m so jealous of losing you to this world you want so badly.
Alexander: You’ll never lose me, Hephaistion. I’ll be with you always. ‘Til the end.
Charles le Brun - The Queen of Persia before Alexander the Great