“I wished for my fairy godmother, the good witch of the north, or some other bitch with a wand.”
“You're not the only one who wants my head on a pike at the moment. Take a number and get in line.”
“It was nice to see him angry with someone other than me.”
“I was beginning to see serious drawbacks to this loyalty thing.”
“I had a tendency to forget how handsome he was when I was plotting how to peel his skin from the network of muscles and sinew that danced as he moved.”
“I'm a vampire, James, not a self cleaning oven.”
“She looked like a mother protecting her child of course, we're talking a half-crazed, bloodthirsty mother.”
“Why kill a flower when you can kill a human instead?”
“We’ll find a way,” I whispered. “I always do.”
Danaus leaned forward and brushed a kiss against my temple, sending a wave of peace deep
into the marrow of my bones, helping to ease some of the pain. “And then we’ll kill each other as
“I wished for my fairy godmother, the good witch of the north, or some other bitch with a wand to glide in here and zap these arrow-shooting assholes.”
“England a commercial country! Yes; as Venice was. She may excel other nations in commerce, but yet it is not that in which she most prides herself, in which she most excels. Merchants as such are not the first men among us; though it perhaps be open, barely open, to a merchant to become one of them. Buying and selling is good and necessary; it is very necessary, and may, possibly, be very good; but it cannot be the noblest work of man; and let us hope that it may not in our time be esteemed the noblest work of an Englishman.”
“How can you make love to me with only the whisper of a touch?
I'm a very resourceful man. I thought you knew.”
“Grandma just said ‘sex’.” Jake commented behind Char. “I think this is my favorite night ever.”
“And you!” Grandma pointed the gun at Kacey. “Stop tempting him! He’s a boy! He can’t help his urges.”
“Just kidding,” Jake said. “ ‘Urges’, ‘urges’ trumps ‘sex’.”
“Now! The both of you, back into your rooms so you can put this fornicating business behind you!”
“There it is,” Char whispered. “The winner of the night.”
“Fornication.” Jake held out his hand from behind Char. She gave him a high five before they slowly closed their door.
Grandma called out their names.
“Quick!” Char yelled. “Get on the floor! This is not a drill!”
“When you already love someone, you don't notuce what they look anymore after you get to know them. It's because you don't just see them anymore. You see what are inside. And that is love.”
“A woman owes it to herself to have pretty things. And if she feels good she looks good.
You are wrong if you think you cannot live without love.
I cannot live without it. I do not mean that I go into a decline, develop odd symptons, became a caricature. I mean that I cannot live well without it. I cannot think or act or speak or write or even dream with any kind of energy in the absence of love. I feel excluded from the living world. I become cold, fish-like, immobile. I implode. My idea of absolute happiness is to sit in a hot garden all day, reading or writing, utterly safe in the knowledge that the person I love will come home to me in the evening. Every evening. I am not a romantic. I am a domesticated animal. I do not sigh and yearn for extravagant displays of passion, for the grand affair, the world well lost for love. I know all that, and know that it leaves you lonely. No, what I crave is the simplicity of routine. An evening walk, arm in arm, in fine weather. A game of cards. Time for idle talk. Preparing a meal together.”
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