And really, my hero Brandt never courts Katherine. He marries her. (After she hires him to kidnap her.)
Once someone asked me about my dating life with my husband.
I said, "We didn't really date. We just got married."
Of course we'd known each other for longer than most couples know each other. I don't remember meeting him, but I remember seeing him when I was in first grade, and how he made an effort to tell me goodbye right before he got off the school bus. So you could say we had a twelve year relationship before we were married, with ups and downs, and it took us awhile to finally commit.
I said I Do to my Sweetheart and am wishing him a very Happy Anniversary!