“They were always meant to be together, one boy and one girl, two hearts split into two, sent to far-off lands on their own. For God wanted to see if true love could be tested. He wanted to see if two halves of one soul could find each other again, even against the odds. Years would pass. They would both be hurt. They would both be sad, but one day, when they least expected it, they would stumble into each other’s paths. The question is: would they recognize each other’s soul? And would they find their way back to love…?”
“My Kisa-Anna… my solnyshko… God put a piece of your blue eyes in mine so we would always know we matched…”
“I’m closing my eyes so I can feel being inside you.” He placed his hand over his heart and rasped out, “I’ve seen too many bad things with these eyes. This, I will feel in my heart.”
“You can have me, solnyshko. You can have all of me. You always have, and you always will.”
“Her eyes were light blue, his eyes the richest of brown, but the left iris was smudged with the girl’s light blue.
God made them this way so they would recognize themselves as meant for one another when they were born, so they would always find each other no matter where they were on Earth.”
“I know you. I remember you. You’re the girl I was designed to love, my God-given match, my solnyshko.”
“I have to protect you Kisa-Anna. I believe I was made to protect you.”
“Without thinking it through, I reached out and took her hand in mine, wrapping our fingers around each other’s. Kisa gasped and said, “Luka, what are you doing?”
I shrugged. “Holding your hand.”
“Why?” Kisa whispered, staring at my thumb stroking her skin. She was so soft.
“Because I have to,” I answered honestly, and she seemed to stop breathing for several minutes before exhaling, her long eyelashes fluttering when she looked at me.
“Okay,” she whispered, and something warm spread in my chest and down to my stomach. “I…I like it.”
I smiled and Kisa blushed again. “Me too. I’m going to hold your hand all the time now. I’m never going to let go.”
“That’s because we were never apart. Since we were kids, we were one. It has always been that way. We found a way back to each other, my love.”
Luka’s eyes bored into mine, a flare of possession in their glare. “And will always be that way,” he said assertively. “I’m never losing you again.”
“Sometimes when a heart breaks, it starts to let in the light.”
“I had you. I had you since the day you were born. I asked your mama for you and she said yes.”
“Why Kisa?” I asked. “Why is it like this between us?”
Kisa dipped her eyes, not saying anything for a while, but then she smiled shyly and murmured, “Whatever our souls are made of-”
“His and mine are the same.” I finished off, the words coming from some locked-away memory in my mind.”
“My Kisa-Anna…my solnyshko…God put a piece of your blue eyes in mine so we would always know we matched…”
“Mama always said the stars aligned when we were born, that God made us a match. From the first time we saw each other, Luka took me in his arms and swore his protection over me to my mother. Mama used to say she caught him starting into my crib only hours after I was born. Then when she asked what he was doing, he asked her if he could have me.”
“This was my woman, my Kisa-Anna, the other half of my soul.”
“So this…ache I’ve had in my chest since I saw you is…love? When I see you in my dreams, and want you, it is because I love you?”
“I want you.” Three words. Three simple words became my undoing. Spoken roughly, dominantly, yet it sounded like poetry to my soul.”
“My…Something within me, here,” I pointed to my heart. “Here.” I pointed to my stomach. “And here.” I pointed to my mind. “Tells me I should have you. That you should belong to me. That you do belong to me, and that I belong to you.”
“Of course it was irrational. Of course it was stupid. Of course it was impossible. But when your heart’s so deeply involved, logic flies straight out the window.”
“In that cage we’re both Gods and monsters.”
“I had lost you…I didn’t care much about anything after that…until you saved me in the alley and my heart began to beat again.” She sucked in a breath. “I hadn’t even realized it’d stopped.”
“And tomorrow night, my two loves-one pure yet broken and the other so dark that I now realized I didn't know him at all-they would fight to the death.”
“I’m closing my eyes so I can feel being inside you.” His placed his hand over his heart and rasped out, “I’ve seen too many bad things with these eyes. This, I will feel in my heart.”
“She was my balm, my clam. My Kisa-Anna.”
“They were always meant to be together, one boy and one girl, two hearts split into two, sent to far-off lands on their own. For God wanted to see if true love could be tested. He wanted to see if two halves of one soul could find each other again, even against the odds. Years would pass, they would both be hurt, they would both be sad, but one day, when they least expected it, they would stumble into each other’s paths. The question is: would they recognize each other’s soul? Would they find their way back to love…?”
“I love you, Luka. In all these years without you, I never stopped.”
“Because you belong to me, Kisa. You always have.” Luka’s face thawed and he pointed at my eye, then his left. “You’re a part of me, remember? God put a piece of you within me so when we were born, everyone would know we matched.”
“Kisa.." he whispered, rolling my name on his tongue and i froze, praying he would say something else.. I know you, i remember you. You're the girl i was designed to love, my God-given match, my solnyshko. But he didn't. Instead he inhealed a deep breath and said, "why do i feel like I've known you all my life?" And at that moment i knew...”
“We’d always been together. Her and me, from birth, we were always together.”
“We are more severe judges of our own acts... We judge our thoughts, our intents, our secret curses, our secret hates, not only our acts.”
“Măsurăm valoarea individului după suma dezacordurilor sale cu lucrurile, după neputinţa de a fi indiferent, după refuzul de a deveni obiect. De aici declasarea ideii de Bine, de aici voga Diavolului. Cît timp am trăit în iadul unor angoase elegante, ne împăcăm de minune cu Dumnezeu. Cînd alte spaime, mai sordide, s-au abătut peste noi, ne-a trebuit un alt sistem de referinţă, un alt patron. Diavolul era personajul visat. Totul în el se potriveşte cu natura evenimentelor, pe care le generează şi guvernează: atributele lui coincid cu ale timpului. Să ni-l facem icoană, aşadar, de vreme ce, departe de a fi un produs al subiectivităţii noastre, o creaţie a nevoii de blasfemie ori de singurătate, el este demonul îndoielilor şi spaimelor noastre, instigatorul rătăcirilor omeneşti. Protestele, furiile sale nu-s totuşi lipsite de echivoc: acest „mare Nefericit" e un rebel care se îndoieşte. Dacă firea i-ar fi simplă, dintr-o bucată, nu ne-ar înduioşa defel; dar paradoxurile, contradicţiile lui sînt ale noastre: el strînge laolaltă neputinţele omului, serveşte de model revoltelor şi urii cu care ne înfruntăm noi pe noi înşine. Definiţia infernului? S-o căutăm în forma aceasta de revoltă şi ură, în supliciul orgoliului rănit, în senzaţia de a fi o înfricoşătoare cantitate neglijabilă, în chinurile „eului", ale acestui „eu" cu care începe sfîrşitul nostru.”
“Pero el tiempo es un aliado oportunista a incierto; se colocó siempre en el bando de los fuertes y deja despreciativamente en el atolladero al que confía en él sin moverse,”
“Why would you do that? Why the hell would you ever think I wanted you to do that? I’m supposed to protect you.”
Liv’s gaze hardened again. “Right after you drag me back to the cave by my hair, right? Damn, you can be a real asshole sometimes.”
“All the world seemed suddenly dream, for in what waking world would a prince deceive his own people for the benefit of a slave?
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