It was strange sitting beside him and longing for him to come back.
A tiny voice whispered a warning about the longing that consumed her.
Apparently he saw the longing there, because he slowly leaned down and kissed her lips.
But the most characteristic passage of the epopee is the mysterious disappearance of Shah Kaikhosrau, who suddenly, when at the height of earthly fame and splendour, renounces the world in utter disgust, and, carried away by his fervent longing for an abode of everlasting tranquillity, vanishes for ever from the midst of his companions.
Sometimes, she heard longing in his voice, the same yearning she experience for him.