"You know what made Hitchcock special? He did horror but with romance. You need romance."

I gnashed my teeth and stared at the table. I've known she's right.

When you've thought about two characters a certain way for so long, it takes a leapt of faith, a perfect fit in order for you to jump. For romance to fly.

And now that I'm in midair, I wonder why I didn't see it before.