“It means that there's only one love for everyone who exists. And when you meet that love, you know them. You know you were meant to be together, and nothing can keep you apart.”
“Even if you kill her, she'll still be alive-here." He tapped his chest. "In me. I keep her here. She's part of me. So until you kill me, you can't really kill her. And you can't win. It's that simple.”
“She was with her flying companion-her playmate. The one who was sacred to her, who was the other half of the mysteries of life for her. The one who would always be there for her, helping her, watching her back, picking her up when she fell down, listening to her stories-no matter how many times she told them. Loving her even when she was stupid. Understanding her without words. Being inside the innermost circle in her mind.
“She was the one who was supposed to have walked with him through different lives, being born and loving and dying and being born again. They'd been born for each other, to help each other grow and blossom and discover and evolve.”
“Our minds work alike, she thought. She had found her partner, her equal, the one to work and live and love with her. Her soulmate.”
“And then it was all happening, what had started to happen at least twice before. Feelings so sweet and strong she could hardly bear it. Strange recognition, unexpected belonging…impossible knowing…”
“It's the idea that everyone has one and just one soulmate in the world, and that if you find them, you recognize them immediately.”
“It was as if the normal veil that separated two people had melted.”
“Rumors spread fast, and they grow. I know. You want to either deny them, or disarm them”
“But Thierry was shaking his head. "It doesn't matter." His voice was still quiet, but it was filled with the authority of absolute conviction, a kind of bedrock certainty that held even Hannah mesmerized.”
“There was a silence. Hannah's own heart was twisted with the force of her love for him. Her eyes were full.”
“Christopher, baby, I love you. Completely. I love your looks and everything else about you.”
She felt his hand enclose around hers. “I know you do. Ashleigh…I love you so much that it scares me. Everything I do, I have you in mind.”
“He walked through the woods like a young Adam, naming creation.”
“Attack me already. Please! I can’t take it anymore.
But I don’t say any of that. I just savor each and every slow, amazing, and tongue-free kiss.
Maybe he was born without a tongue, I think for a brief second, but then I realize that I am dumb because he wouldn’t be able to talk if he had been, now would he?”
“Those unexpected morality lessons provided by the trip had jolted me into some kind of action. It was time to jettison the past before the present jettisoned me. This was my first veiled attempt at recovery. Although perhaps I was just running away again. I returned to Glasgow, planning to say a final goodbye to Anne and get out of her life, but ended up drinking with buddies in the Chip Bar and never seeing her. I called her instead to say I was moving to London and told her she could have the house and everything else we owned, which wasn't much. I think she was as relieved as I was that I was leaving town for good.”
“Can’t spend the night on her own in her own fucking bedroom and wants me to leave her naked in the dark closet.”
Stone, C. L. (2013-08-26). Friends vs. Family: The Ghost Bird Series: #3 (p. 361). Arcato Publishing. Kindle Edition.”
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