“If you can't fix what went wrong, then fix what you can make right.”
“The first day you meet, you are friends. The next day, you are brothers.”
“I went by the house. Tried to work things out with my mom."
"You know I've got three younger brothers, right?"
Hunter frowned. "What?"
"It means I've got a pretty finely tuned bullshit detector.”
“Really? So Chris turning the water ice cold while I was in the shower was friendly?'
'Gabriel paid him twenty bucks to do that.'
Nick added, 'And then he felt like a moron when I told him he could have just turned off the hot water in the basement...'
Hunter laughed softly.”
“When Chris was ten, we pushed him down the stairs. This was twice as entertaining.”
“Words, not hands,' said Layne. She poked Gabriel with a fork. 'I think you need a T shirt that says that.'
He leaned in close. 'Give me five minutes and I bet I can change your mind.”
“And Gabriel Merrick. I'd hoped your recent brush with the law would keep you out of my office for a while.'
'I'm happy to leave.”
“Hunter leaned close. "Just to be clear: I'd know exactly what to do if you threw yourself at me."
Then he was in his car, starting the ignition, leaving her in the parking lot, nothing more than a melted puddle of hot, bothered, and seriously pissed off.”
“Jesus, I could shake the crap out of you.' Gabriel shoved him in the shoulder. 'When you're going to do awesome stuff, let me in on it.”
“I also told Nick she's a player, and I'm not interested."
Becca smiled a little ruefully. "I believe that."
Hunter frowned. "What does that mean?"
"It means I've listened to her hit on every guy on the porch.I'm surprised she's not mounting Casper.”
“Wait a minute," said Gabriel. "Someone knows what the secret tattoo says?"
Hunter gave him a look. "It´s not a secret. It´s on my arm."
"Enough with the suspense already. What does it say?"
"Nothing important," said Hunter.
The nurse smiled and released the pressure in the cuff. "It says ,
The first day you meet, you are friends. The next day, you are brothers."
Gabriel lost the smile. Then he clapped Hunter on the shoulder.
Hunter frowned at him. "What was that for?"
"Brotherhood," he said. "Welcome to the family.”
“Then Hannah said, 'Look, either you're going to talk or I'm going to have to finish the story about the guy who chopped off his penis. Your call.”
“So yesterday,' said Gabriel. 'Remember when I flipped your tray?'
'No. I forgot all about it.'
'Totally didn't know you'd have soup on there. Jesus, I didn't even know the cafeteria sold - ”
“If we take out one, we have to take out all. We can't risk collateral damage."
"Say 'collateral damage' again. That sounded sexy.”
“If your whole life is in those boxes, Hunter, I want you to hold on to all of it.”
“Gabriel woke him up at the crack of dawn with a cup of water to the face and a kick in the ribs.”
“I think this is the first time we all have a reason to stay.' He paused. 'You're dating a girl who left her kid with you, Michael.”
“And she remembered the way he had gone from total control to utter disaster with the flip of a switch, like watching an intricate glass sculpture shatter into a thousand pieces—only to pull together again until you could barely see the seams.”
“Before their final trip, Hunter's father had imparted one last lesson, and death had made it stick: Use them before they use you.”
“God! She was tempted to take a picture of her middle finger and send it back. Her fingers flew across the screen. Heading to first period. Maybe you can do something more useful than texting me.”
“He moved like a jungle cat, all purposeful, calculated motion—wrapped up in fluid grace.”
“She wanted to touch him because Hunter looked like he needed someone to be gentle with him for five minutes.”
“He told you to use people so you´d protect your heart, Hunter."
Her voice broke again. "Because love always carries the risk of loss.”
“His grandparents lived on an old farm. Like he should have considered that psycho teenage girls might be leaving tainted steaks for his dog to find. "If you hurt him, I'll kill you.”
“Hunter stared back at him until Michael raised his eyebrows in a Dude, wtf? expression. Hunter shook himself. "Yeah. Sure.”
“Be a shadow, Hunter. Can you be a shadow? It was one of the first things he'd learned from his father.
He's been six.”
“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
“I´d like to kiss you," said Hunter softly.
"But I´d really like to try it without any lies between us."
For some reason, that made her eyes burn, and she worried that tears had found their way to her eyes.
His thumb stroked along her cheek, terrible confirmation.
"I don´t remember how to do that," she whispered.
A smile found his lips. "How to kiss?"
She squished her eyes shut and shook her head quickly.
"How to be true.”
“The first day you meet you are friends, the next day you are brothers.”
“We have the same hiding places—the same dark parts. I see these things in you, because I recognize them in myself. I see the sorrow behind your smile. I see the love behind your anger. I see the reason behind your silence. And I know we have a long way to go, but I want to go there with you.”
“Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”
“You see, no one ever told her to keep her legs closed and crossed at the ankles. No one ever said: “Save it for the one you love” or “Good girls say no.”
“How I waited for you! How I longed for you! he stammered. "I thought of you all the time. I saw you all the time. Your smile was everywhere." He lowered his voice and added, "Sometimes when people were talking commonplaces and your name happened to be mentioned, It would go through my heart like an electric current.”
“Never sleep with a lady only once, especially in the case of an older lady.
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