I'm going to leave you with a thought on romance today.
"Bad guys always lose, because they have no friends."
This was Princess' opinion upon seeing Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade for the first time. She's 7. I think there's something profound there. It's romance...we know the hero has to come out on top (get kicked around a bit on his way to the top...but he wins). And throughout it all people come to his aid...because, he has friends. That's my philosophy on heroes in general, I think.
I'm off to go ponder it further, maybe with a hot shower and a glass of Absinth.