“But I do get afraid. It's just that fear makes me sort of . . . angry and resentful, and I bite back at it. It's hard to describe."
It isn't hard to describe, you idiot," Aud said. "It's called courage.”
“Ah, you coward! Look at you, running."
"Actually, it's called improvising.”
“What is a gathering without unseemly drunkenness?”
“Long ago I dreamed of being a hero in your company" Halli said Huskily "I'm sorry to say your reality disappoints me”
“The stories that bind us, Halli. The stories we live by, that dictate what we do and where we go. The stories that give us our names, our identities, the places we belong, the people we hate.”
“His hand sliced through the air in a silencing motion, and he stalked to the window. "Have you seen any rats?"
Her mind spun at the sudden shift of subject. "Rats?"
"Rodents that resemble large mice."
"I know what rats are," she gritted out. "Why?"
"They're spies." He peered through the curtain into the darkness. Thick fog diffused the yellow lamplight, creating an eerie glow on the street below. "Have you seen any?"
Rodent spies? The man might be hot as hell, but he was a loon. As inconspicuously as possible, Cara inched toward the door. "I didn't see any furry little James Bonds.”
“What difference is there in the color of the soul?”
“So you’re following orders,” I said. “That’s the worst and scariest excuse in the world, really.”
“He was a lovely man in many ways. But he kept on insisting on forgiving me when there was nothing to forgive.”
“Is God a man or a woman?
God could be an armadillo. I have no idea.”
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