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What do you think?

Considering Vincent's reaction in "A fair and perfect knight" and "A kingdom by the sea," what would Catherine have to do for him to be convinced that she has chosen him, that she is committed to him?

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Emily     2/9/2014 10:38:52 PM
I think that he "feels" it through the Bond, at least her love, but old bad habits die hard. It will take some time for him to truly believe it and not just feel it. I guess that seems strange. Catherine must tread carefully, but I know she will do it with her heart. Just being there and being supportive through his journey and their journey together. :)

truelovewaits     2/9/2014 10:06:57 PM
She has always has to tell him that she has chosen him when he tells her of all the limitations, doubts, fears etc he has. She is constantly reassuring him that their love is possible when he is constantly seeing the limitations. I like the things she said to him in "A fair and perfect knight" after he tried to push her away and reassure her that she might be happier with someone that could give her everything he couldn't. She told him of her jealousy when others in the tunnels get to receive the love and care he had to give them everyday and that he shouldn't be ashamed of being jealous. Every time he has had doubts she has had to reassure him that she has chosen him no matter what.

Odile     2/9/2014 4:58:06 PM
Vincent sait par l'intermédiaire du lien que c'est lui que Catherine a choisi. Mais il faut que Catherine dise clairement à Vincent qu'elle l'aime, et qu'elle l'embrasse pour le lui prouver. Vincent knows through the bond that it’s him whom Catherine chose. But Catherine has to tell clearly to Vincent that she loves him, and she has to kiss him to prove it.

underthepark     2/9/2014 2:58:15 PM
Kiss him when she told him, that she wished that it was him. But since he has the bond he should have known, and should have trusted it. Als sie ihm sagte, dass sie wünschte, dass er es war, Vincent küssen. Aber er müsste das wegen des Bandes sowieso wissen, und sollte diese Verbindung trauen.

Rosemarie S.     2/9/2014 1:31:13 PM
Probably not as much as it seems. V is not the type to plunge into new situations - and this is as new as it gets. These days things move so fast that people who are a bit naturally slower to react are seen as odd, but that's not always true. As some were talking about recently, V is most likely a "5" on the Enneagram Personality test. That means he's always "in his head" and never thinks he has enough info to commit or make a decision. However, with time and the right encouragement, which C has always been giving him perfectly, he will come to act outwardly on what he already knows in his heart.

T'Mara     2/9/2014 12:25:24 PM
I think some traces of doubt might always have remained, even after years and years of them being together, and even if they did get married and had children. It's this feeling of being somewhat inferior to other men, the knowledge that she must give up or already has given up a lot for him. There will always be the fear that she might be better off with somebody else and that she'll realize that one day. I mean, how much clearer than through the bond can she show him that she wants only him and he *still* has doubts???

JoAnn     2/9/2014 11:05:09 AM
His side of the Bond is telling him every moment of her love for and commitment to him. He just needs to find a way to believe in what his heart is telling him. A lifetime of warnings and self-denial is not easily surmounted though. I agree with those who feel Catherine might need to take a little more initiative in the "moving forward" department! Remember the rosebush scene in AKBTS, when Vincent kissed her palm...and Catherine grasped his chin - if they hadn't been interrupted, I think she could have moved forward with a real kiss there, as she had taken that small opening and was not letting him pull away. That's the kind of initiative I mean - taking advantage of a small move forward on Vincent's part and making a move herself. The second time would be easier...and the third even easier...!

LKS     2/9/2014 9:10:11 AM
I'm sure he knows how she feels but he so insecure she needs to keep reassuring him. Catherine knows this is life long commitment but I'm sure Vincent will listen to his heart and believe her.

M.     2/9/2014 9:08:32 AM
If he feels anything as she (which he does) only patience and a good plan in her fight to win that kind of war;-). In love and war many things allowed and friends who help along. So a good strategy and some time will tell.

Cordi     2/9/2014 6:58:00 AM
Es ihm immer wieder sagen und vielleicht auch mal einfach KÜSSEN, die Initiative ergreifen ohne ihn aber gleich zu verschrecken - langsam, behutsam, Schritt für Schritt. Aber solange Vincent sich selber nicht eingestehen kann, dass er so etwas wunderbares wie diese Liebe verdient, solange wird es sehr schwer sein. -------- Tell him, show him, took over the initiative by just kissing him - but patient and slowly. But I think as long as Vincent isn't convinced by himself that he DOES deserve this love it's been a long way, whatever Catherine will try.

Marianne "Lioness" Nielsen     2/9/2014 6:10:27 AM
EDITED! I believe, Catherine will do all, she can, to conVINCE (well...) him, that HE is the one! He has always been told, what the obstacles and limitations were...but he was not really told, that he is worth loving! ALSO by a woman! Father always reminded him of his differences...but now, Catherine is there to tell him, what possibilities he will face, being loved. She will shower him with her love, I know. Even though Elliot "stole" a kiss from her in a dangerous situation, her thoughts were with Vincent. She said it to him, in the chamber, "and I wished, it" How many of those remarks will it take, before Vincent realizes, that she means it?! He is somewhat insecure, as this IS his first relationship. I am confident, that she'll teach him, what love is. All aspects of it. Tee hee hee.

Pat     2/9/2014 4:53:11 AM
Yes, I think he knows of her commitment. But he has never been in a relationship before, and he must learn what it means to love, to experience the thought of loss of that love for any reason, including to another. So jealousy and doubt can raise its head and he must learn it is normal and he must have faith in his love her and Catherine's love for him so that jealousy and doubt can be safely put away. After all, he is new to all this! So I agree, Catherine needs patience, and repetition, and he will come to have faith in them both.

Debbie Bluerose     2/9/2014 12:27:39 AM
Keep telling him and have patience.. how many thousands of times has Vincent and others told him what he will never have.... so it might take Catherine telling him at least a few hundred times the opposite. :-)

Walkingmiracle     2/9/2014 12:14:23 AM
I think he truly already knows she is committed to him. He wonders at times, like I think sny guy does. He just needs her to keep doing what she is doing and she has to keep reassuring him. But his heart knows the truth, no matter how much his head screams otherwise. That's why he simply has to ignore his head and follow his heart.

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