“You’re too nice”, he would say to her.
Not as a compliment.
Not with kindness on his face.
Not as one person just observing the other.
But with a sneer.
He hated it.
Hated her kindness.
It was always okay if she was too nice to him.
But it was for everyone, this kindness of hers.
And he wanted nothing more than to squash it out of her.