My enemy hates me, she wants to steal my friend away from me.
Mxyzptlk is his main "friendly enemy."
A cannot to his , but as a ;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon
The former refers to the later as "my old friend and bitter enemy".
That is, friendly reproofs; which, though they may be severe, at least thought so, and may grieve and wound, and cause pain and uneasiness for the present, yet, proceeding from a spirit of love, faithfulness, and integrity, and designed for the good of the person reproved, ought to be kindly received; see ; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful; flow from a deceitful heart, and not to be confided in, as the kisses of Joab and Judas.
Proverbs 27:6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but …
Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard
RTSMTOWYH Chapter 1 – Encountering an Old Friend, …
A side story in the Enemy series, it is a short story from the Museum kids' points of view about the incidents leading up to and during the night time attack of the Natural History Museum. Chronologically it falls between the end of and the beginning of . It was published 5th June, 2012 and is only accessible online as it is an E-book.