'Anyhow who is this ideal husband of yours? Where is he?'
'He isn't an ideal husband, he is just a man I should be proud to marry.'
'Have you met him?'
'No. Not even in fiction. I have no idea what he'll be like. But I shall know when we meet.'
'That sounds like love.'
'So much is,' said Constanza.
'And meanwhile, darling, you had better take me.'
'Meanwhile,' she said, 'is for people who do not know when to wait.'
Sybille Bedford A Favourite of the Gods
Do you have a fictional character you'd like to love, be loved by and spend your life with?