He told her he missed her in 83,168 ways and wondered how long it would take her to thaw out.
Said that he wanted to be close again and knew he might get shot in the gut or kicked in the balls again.
But did it because he made a promise to her many years before to put that kind of effort in.
Wondered if she ever believed he could really disappear or what she would do if he got hit by a bus, train or if his ship was sunk by a submarine.
Nothing like asking questions that you are unlikely to get answered is there,