Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.
I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.
But you’re the only one, Scarlet. You’ll always be the only one.
We met less than a week ago and in that time I’ve done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance…all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I’m able.
I’m sure I’ll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on.
I believe it is the mark of a great leader to question the decisions that came before him.
But hoping,” he said, “is how the impossible can be possible after all.
One to be a murderer. One to be a Martyr. One to be a Monarch. One to go Mad
I passed out from stress? That’s it?”“I believe the princess term is fainted,” said Thorne.
You mean she doesn’t intend to blow me up before the ceremony?” said Kai, taking the box. “How disappointing.
listen carefully, as this may be something of a shock to you.” “A shock? You mean all that was just the precursor?
But her grandmother had never suggested she could think the same of Scarlet. You’ll be fine, she always said, after a skinned knee, after a broken arm, after her first youthfull heartbreak. You’ll be fine, because you’re strong, like me.
My life is an adventure.” she said, growing confident as she opened her eyes again. “I will not be shackled to this satellite anymore.
There was an edge to his expression, like he didn’t trust anyone who was more attractive than he was.
Sometime your heart is the only thing worth listening to.
Everyone is trying to impress everyone else, trying to make themselves out to be smarter or more confident than they actually are.
Everyone is trying to impress everyone else. to make themselves out to be smarter or more confident than they actually are.
She kept her head high, even as her eyes stung, even as panic filled her vision with warnings and precautions.It was not her fault he had liked her.It was not her fault she was cyborg. She would not apologize.
The mobile phone acts as a cursor to connect the digital and physical.
She was tired of everyone deciding her life for her. She was ready to figure out who she really was–not what anyone else told her to be.
She was so stupid. Such a stupid, stupid girl.For ever thinking she could be admired, adored, or noticed. For every thinking she could be anything at all.
Are you here for a reason, Cheshire?Why, yes, I would enjoy a cup of tea. I take mine with lots of cream, and no tea. Thank you.
Captain?””Yeah?””Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?”He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. “No. I’m pretty sure it was Cinder.
The Snow White the midnight the moon tales of the mechanics
Now mine eyes see the heart that once we did search for, and I fear this heart shall be mended, nevermore.
He was surprised at how angry he sounded -no, how angry he felt. Because it was impossible. It was impossible and unfair, and he had spent too many years in the trenches of unfairness to get riled up about it now.
It is a dangerous thing to unbelieve something only because it frightens you.
Don’t thank me for telling the truth when it would have been mercy to lie to you.
People seem to overlook an old man losing his mind if he occasionally made light of it.
Some say it is better to have eaten and lost than never to have eaten at all.
From this day forward, you will be my sun at dawn and my stars at night, and I vow to love and cherish you for all our days.
You are not a murderer. I find it difficult to think of that as a personality flaw.
She could be a fire hazard. Maybe we should remove her from the ship before she spontaneously combusts.
If this is how you feel about a desert, I can’t wait until you see your first real tree. Your mind will explode.
What? Really? And I thought I was just emotionally withdrawn.” She pulled her feet up, hugging her knees. “I’m also incapable going to be your next brilliant observation.
She knew it wasn’t real. She knew the holograph wouldn’t hurt. But she also knew that fire was dangerous, and illusions were dangerous, and being tricked into believing things that weren’t real was often the most dangerous thing of all.
That day I swore to never manipulate anyone again. Even if I believed I was doing good–for who am I to presume what is good for others?
Her satellite made one full orbit around Planet Earth every sixteen hours. It was a prison that came with an endlessly breathtaking view— vast blue oceans and swirling clouds and sunrises that set half the world on fire.
The other girl, Iko, cupped her chin with both hands. “This is so much better than a net drama.
It was made out to be some kind of honor, giving your life for the good of humanity, but it was really just a reminder that cyborgs were not like everyone else.
But mostly I just think I’am not the best person to demonstrate all the goodness humanity has to offer. I don’t want you to be too disappointed when you realize that.
Besides, if you are who you claim to be, that makes you my true queen. Therefore, you have my loyalty.
You’re asking the cyborg fugitive and the wild animal to be the welcoming committee? That’s adorable.
Iko held up a hand. “You need a system debug if you’re suggesting that I would abandon you know.
What did you bring me today? Delusional mutterings with a side of crazy?
They’re the first crew I’ve ever had and most of them even call me Captain. I’m going to miss them.
Tapping a finger against the flesh of her elbow, she deadpanned, “Jacin Clay, there is an assassin under my bed.
And they all lived happily to the end of their days.
I’m going to make it a law that the correct way to address your sovereign is my giving a high five.’ Kai’s smiled brightened. ‘That’s genius. Me too.
I’ll be safe and happy when I’m no longer afraid of my own mind.
I know that you are my guard, and you are my best friend. I know you would die for me. And I know that should that ever happen, I would die immediately after.
Do I have permission to take control of you first? Just your bodies, not your minds.””I’ve been waiting for you to admit you wanted my body.
He also said to tell you that Wolf misses you very much.
But was the woman’s death the tragedy, or her life?
Even if I believed I was doing good- for who I am to presume what is good for others?
I will accept this side effect. I will accept any amount of monsters my mind wants to give me, but I will not become a monster myself
Winter shook her head, apology swimming in her amber eyes. Scarlet would have wanted to hug her if she hadn’t simultaneously wanted to strangle her.
She would be brave. She would be heroic. She would make her own destiny.
This is Winter,” said Scarlet. “Princess Winter.”Thorne guffawed and pushed a hand into his hair. “Are we running a boardinghouse for misplaced royalty around here, or what?
The huntsman took pity on her and said, “Run away into the woods, child, and never come back.
So much importance pressed into so few words. It was just like Jacin.
The young princess was as beautiful as daylight. She was more beautiful even than the queen herself
She was not a girl of ice and glass at all, but a girl of sunshine and stardust.
She screamed like an assassin was driving a knife into her stomach.She screamed like a thousand birds were pecking at her flesh.She screamed like the palace was burning down around her.
Levana’s face was fiercely beautiful. Breathtaking in her viciousness.
No. She will never be queen.” She swayed toward him, and he felt like he was being encircled by a python, smothered and choked.
As it so happens, Mr. Jest, I’ve sometimes come to believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast…
The cybernetic operation?””No, the sex change.”The doctor’s smile faltered.”I’m joking.
Maybe the princess could save herself.””That sounds like a pretty good story too.