This quote is from the TV series Forever Knight. I haven’t been able to find the original source so I can’t credit it to anyone. It’s a dark variation of the sweet, slushy, romantic and well-known quote, “If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.” I believe that one was said by Richard Bach but I’ve also read that it’s a Chinese proverb.
I love the emotion in this quote and the way it starts out all lovey-dovey and then changes into something a lot more sinister. I can imagine the man speaking, his eyes soft and kind long enough to gain her trust and then, just when she begins to relax, the tone in his voice changes and his glare makes it obvious that he is not going to be at all kind or soft.
In a story I would have the man saying it like this:
“You want to run away little thing? Okay, sure. Run. Run as fast, and as far, as your lovely legs will carry you. I will even give you a head start. Then I will come looking for you. And I will find you.”
(Actually hunting down your ex-lover and killing him or her is not sexy and not recommended. Just thought I’d add that in case it’s not obvious.)