"Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough."
No writers, you can't convince me that she loves Francis more. Not when she giggled when Bash called her wife and touched her lips to keep his kiss. Like she couldn't contain her feelings. You can't convince me that the girl who proposed to Bash and almost wept when he dropped to one knee is a girl who always had Francis first and foremost in her heart. You can't convince me that he doesn't challenge her, exhilarate her, and inspire her to be just Mary--wild and free. I reject your 1x13 canon.