Karkat never knew that behind her loving words, beneath her tackles and
hugs, under her courage and hope, hid a frightened little girl fighting
away her own tears. He always thought she was awkwardly nice, and way
too sweet to stay by more than five minutes. But it was just after
staying with her more than five minutes where he began to realize who
she really was, and how she really is. And it was just then when what
started out as five minutes by her side became the starting point to
staying by her side, "fur-ever".