rose: "I will always love you."
dimitri: "That's what I was suppose to say..."
dimitri: "Rose, I'm glad we did what we did. If we could go back in time, I'd do it again."
Rose: Do you have, like, a T. rex that you're going to feed?
Christian: Only if you want some.
Rose: It was an experiment. It was part of my therapy.
Christian: What the hell kind of therapy are you in?
(between Rose and Lissa)
"It's okay," I said soothingly. "You're just getting your stride back. Once you're up to full power, I'll go crack a rib or something so we can test it."
She groaned. "The horrible part is that I don't think you're joking."
Dimitri: I'd do a lot of things to protect you, Roza.
"what are you doing here?" i asked climbing out of bed. In my groggy state, i hadn't even registered the nasusea.
"waiting for you to wake up," he said, not bothering to turn around. He was overly confident in my inability to inflict damage-- as well he should have been.
"sounds kind of boring"
i walked into the living room, moving myself far to the side of him and leaning against the wall. i crossed my arms over my chest, again taking comfort in that meaningless protective posture.
"not so boring. i had company"
he glanced over at me and help up a book. a western. i think that shocked me almost as much as his altered appearance, there was something so... normal about it all. he'd loved western novels when he was a dhampir, and i'd often teased him about wanting to be a cowboy.
I Know how you feel. i know what you want to do. But ranting at them isn't going to help you get your way"
"Whoa, you've been doing something productive? I'm impressed"
"Thats pretty weird-and when I say something's weird, you know it's serious"
"what are you, my big brother now?"
"Annoyed, That's what I am"
"Yeah, well, I miss your charming company"
"Wipe the drool off your face, Mason. Think about me naked on your own time." "This is my own time, I'm directing todays lesson." "oh, then i guess this is a good time to think about me naked then." "Its always a good time to think about you naked." its innapropiet but i thnk it is HILARIOUS!
Still holding me in his arms, he looked down at me. I could hear voices and footsteps getting closer. "Because we can't be together."
"Because of the age thing, right?" I asked. "Because you're my mentor?"
His fingertip gently wiped away a tear that had escaped down my cheek. "That's part of it," he said. "But also... well, you and I will both be Lissa's guardians someday. I need to protect her at all costs. If a pack of Strigoi come, I need to throw my body between them and her."
"I know that. Of course that's what you have to do." The black sparkles were dancing in front of my eyes again. I was fading out.
"No. If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you."
"She Might be wild and disrespectful, but if she has potential-"
"Wild and disrespecful? Who the hell are you anyway? Oursourced help?"
"Guardian Belikov is the princess lissa's guardian now, her sanctioned guardian."
"You got cheap foreign labor to protect Lissa?"
-Dimitri, Rose, Kirova
"I don't know if I can do everything I have to do"
He did that cool one-eyebrow thing.
"I don't want to cut my hair" I explained.
He looked puzzled. "You don't have to cut your hair. It's not required."
"All the other guardian women do. They show off their tattoos."
Unexpectedly, he released my hands and leaned forward. Slowely, he reached out and held a lock of my hair, twisting it around one finger thoughtfully. I froze, and for a moment there was nothing going on in the world except him touching my hair. He let my hair go, looking a little surprised and embarrassed at what he'd done.
"Don't cut it," he said gruffly.
Somehow, I remembered to talk again. "but no one'll see my tattoos if I don't."
He moved toward the doorway, a small smile playing over his lips. "Wear it up."
"Did you see that dress?” "I saw the dress.” "Did you like it?” He didn't answer. I took that as a yes. "Am I going to endanger my reputation if I wear it to the dance?” When he spoke, I could barely hear him. "You'll endanger the school.” I smiled and fell asleep.
"when i saw you fall.. i thought..." - dimitri
"Wow, she's a loser?" - rose"
Even if the path is a little blurry, KEEP WALKING.
You'll focus in when you know what you want.
Then the picture of your life will be crystal clear.
JUST DON'T EVER GIVE UP and DON'T EVER STOP WALKING.