No matter what she might feel, Gabrielle knew there was no future for her in any relationship with Shaun Lennox – just the basic fulfillment of a mutual need. And for her, that was not enough. "Shaun, listen," she said hesitantly. "You don't understand!" But how could she explain to the bitterly mocking Shaun? One moment he seemed to regard her as a brainless plaything, the next he was holding her at arm's length with a kind of wary contempt.