“No”, he said rather vehemently to her constant pleas of asking him to be with her. He was practical enough to know where he had to draw the line.
She, on the other hand, felt shattered and internally battered, and found herself crying loudly with his name not leaving her senses. She had been broken far enough to not tread this path again.
Thus, the mind and the heart haven’t seen eye-to-eye and often have contrasting opinions about things big and small.