30+ quotes from Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Quotes from Everbound

Brodi Ashton ·  358 pages

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“I waited for you."
"But it's a race. Why did you wait for me?"
"I always wait for you. I'm always waiting for you.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“If I lost you... why can’t you see that would be the end of me?”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“You really can't see it, can you?"
"See what?"
"He has a tether too. And it points right at you.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“You know the Everneath?"
"Uh, yeah, I think I'm familiar with it."
"Good. Because I'm going to destroy it. I'm taking the whole. Damn. Thing. Down. Are you with me?
"Always. Forever.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“However he'd found his way here, it didn't matter. I knew then that the boy under the tree had to be mine. That floppy hair should be mine to touch. That big, knuckly boy hand should be mine to hold. That gruff voice should be mine to hear, and those ears should be mine to tell all my secrets to. Except for the biggest secret. That I loved him. More than the crush I was dealing with for years. More than I should've loved a best friend. More than he would ever love me back. I was gone for him.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“Tell me, friend," Jack said, his fingertips grazing mind as people shuffled past us in the hallway. "Is there more for us?"
I looked at my feet. "There's everything for us.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“Cole. Know this now. I will never forget what you've done for me. Never. Do you hear me?
He nodded, but I could see he was crumbling, as if finding Jack would put an end to everything he wanted. Because it would. I placed my hands on either side of his face and brought his lips to mine in a light kiss.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“I know he is wrapping my name inside of him, folding it in the blanket of his heart. I know this because I used to do the same thing with his name when I was in the Feed.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“I trusted you,” my voice shaky with anger and exhaustion.
“I know,” Cole said simply. “And now I have all of eternity to earn your forgiveness.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“I was asking Cole to risk his life, again and again, for the boy I loved. And it wasn't him.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“I didn't care that we'd caught a few stares from students passing by. I didn't care that the bell to begin class rang. I didn't care that everything between us had changed. All I cared about was the fact that no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get any closer to Jack.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“How did you know to turn back?" I said.
With his head still down, he said, "I waited for you."
"But its a race. Why did you wait for me?"
He lifted his head so that his eyes met mine. "I always wait for you." He took a deep breath, my ankle still in his hands. "I'm always waiting for you."
In an embarrassingly breathless voice that didn't sound like my own, I said, "Because I'm so slow?"
He smiled. "Yes. But not in the way that you think.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“To get someone to follow them, a Siren would most likely appear as that person's deepest desire. The thing they wanted most. Cole's had become me, only it wasn't me as the queen, which I assumed would've been what Cole wanted most. It wasn't even me as an Everliving.
It was me, simply as me.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“Thats not what I mean." He seemed flustered. Very un Jack-like. "I just mean...What do I mean?"
"Are you asking me?"
He nodded, now completely at a loss.
I tilted my head, thrilled to see that even Jack could get flustered. "Maybe you mean, 'Hey Becks, you have such natural beauty, even without effort you shine like the stars.'"
He stared at me and nodded slowly. Which was not the reaction I'd been expecting. For the first time since I'd known Jack, he looked...vulnerable. And I was the person who could hurt him. What was going on?”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“What happened?" I asked, squinting at his face.

Cole glanced at Max. "I wanted to jump in after you. Max disagreed with the appropriateness of that reaction. And then his face ran into my fist.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“Cole: " There's the old Nik. No 'how do you do', no talk of the weather. Just a good swift kick to the balls."

Nikki: "A kick to your balls is an option?”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“I'm taking the whole. Damn. Thing. Down. Are you with me?”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“.."Find something that reminds you of Jack..."

"Like what?"

"The two of you were lovey-dovey. Didn't he ever give you.. I don't know... a heart shaped locket necklace?"


"A teddy? With a T-shirt that says I LOVE YOU BEARY MUCH?

I rolled my eyes. "No. He wasn't like that.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“You're not bringing guitar?" I said. I barely saw him without it.

Max and Cole both looked at me with alarmed expressions.
"No," Cole said. "I don't want to die.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“I would never kiss you!" The siren's screech brought me back to the Everneath, and I drew away from Cole.

He had a devilish grin on his face, and he turned toward the siren. "I know. But the real Nik would - if it was to save my life." He looked back at me. "Hey, Nik.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“... " it's the Fiery Furnace."

They just looked at me as if I said "It's a puppy driving a tractor.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“So why did you come over?" I said to Max.

He turned around and started walking backward. He spread his arms out wide. "For love!" He had to jerk his hands back in when they got too close to the flames.

Cole broke out in spasms of laughter.

"What is it?"

Cole looked at me. "I brought him over. Ages ago.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“Well, what if he's... old? He's been down here for years. What if he's ninety?" Cole's voice sounded very pleased at the notion.

"I wouldn't care," I said.

"Oh, you wouldn't care if you brought Jack all the way home from the tunnels only to end up sending him off to a rest home? You'd be fine spoon-feeding him mashed peas as long as the two of you were together?"

I grimaced. "Believe it or not, I would. As long as I had him back."

"Kinky." Cole smirked.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“Good. While you're playing nurse to Cole, tell us another story about Jack. We need to get your tether back."


''What should I talk about?''

Cole looked at me with a suddenly hopeful face.

'' Was there ever a time when he didn't resemble a white knight? That would be great about now ”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“... I'd never look at a pick again without wondering if it was Cole's heart.
He cocked an eyebrow. "But the look in your eyes was murderous. Do you have a thing against guitar picks, or we're you hoping I'd be stupid enough to still carry my heart around with me?”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“How come you" - I gasped - "recovered so quickly?"

"I dove."


"I don't know how I knew. I think I heard lapping water or something right before we hit. So I twisted around and dove. Whereas you went flat as a pancake on your back."

"You could've told me."

"Yeah, because there was plenty of time for that," he said sarcastically.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“Stop looking at it," Cole commanded. "Focus on walking."

I turned to face him and he raised an eyebrow at my appearance. "What is it?" I said.

He bit his lip. "It's okay. I always thought you should have short hair."

My hand flew up to the side of my head. I felt brittle, curly strands that fell away as I touched them.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“I faced Cole and Max. "Sorry, guys."

I lightly touched the hot poker to Max's back. he screamed and ran forward. Cole looked at him with an amused smile on his lips, then I did the same thing to Cole's back, angling it under the hem of his jacket. He lurched forward.

We ran this way for several long minutes, and eventually I didn't have to prod them as much.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“He gave me a look. "Nick, I never wanted to save Jack."
"I know. But you helped me anyway. You were my hero.
He shook his head "I told you. There are no heroes."
How could he believe that now? What loathing ran so deep that would block out anything good?" I stepped closer. "I don't care what you think of yourself. I think you're a hero."
"Then you're blind”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound

“It's in your eyes. I've done what I thought was impossible. I made you love me, but not in the way I needed. You love me as your friend.”
― Brodi Ashton, quote from Everbound


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Brodi Ashton
Born place: The United States
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