At the end of the book I Shall Wear Midnight, this strange conversation takes place:
He said, ‘Miss Tiffany, the witch … would you be so good as to tell me: what is the sound of love?’
Tiffany looked at his face. The noise from the tug-of-war was silenced. The birds stopped singing. In the grass, the grasshoppers stopped rubbing their legs together and looked up. The earth moved slightly as even the chalk giant (perhaps) strained to hear, and the silence flowed over the world until all there was was Preston, who was always there.
And Tiffany said, ‘Listen.’
I don't understand what Tiffany means by that. Of course, I got the message that
they love each other,
but still why ‘Listen’? That makes no sense to me. I have to add that I read the book in Czech and there it is slightly different:
The boy is called similarly (Přestůň [pr̝̊estu:ɲ]) and she says that the sound of love is ‘Přesto’ [pr̝̊esto] which means "regardless", "in spite of", "still" or "even so".
That sounds pretty different and it is even more confusing for me, than the English version itself.