"I figured out why you and me get along so well. You know more than you say and I say more than I know. That means we're a perfect match, as long as we don't hang around one another more than an hour at a stretch." (3.30)
Gus and Call have a perfect bromance. Their love is a fraternal one, but it might be the strongest bond in the book. What makes this a lasting relationship when other relationships in the book are either temporary or nonexistent?
Newt was deeply in love with Lorena Wood, though so far he had not even had an opportunity to speak to her. […] He wanted to speak to Lorena, of course—it represented the very summit of his life's hopes—but he didn't want to have to do it until he had decided the best thing to say, which so far he had not, though Lorena had been in town for several months, and he had been in love with her from the moment he first glimpsed her face. (2.29)
Newt has a very childlike view of love. But he is very young, so it's understandable. What is surprising, as we'll soon find out, is that many of the grown men have the same view of love that Newt has, even though they are much older than he is.