"Maybe I was right about the moment we saw each other on the plane, that there was something very precious between us neither of us could name. I knew her effort to shoot me in the face did not reflect a positive attitude. Still, I think there was a reason for that. I did not feel she was ready to let her feelings out. I felt she needed more time."
--Skinny Annie Blues by Neal Barrett Jr
IMO, if someone tries to shoot you in the face it's not because she has a problem expressing her feelings.