“You see? You’re not one of them. Strigoi don’t see beauty. Only death. You found something beautiful. One thing that’s beautiful.” Hesitantly, nervously, he ran his fingers along the strands I’d touched earlier. “But is it enough?” “It is for now.” I pressed a kiss to his forehead and helped him stand. “It is for now.”
“It was with some surprise that I saw that the person waiting for me at the airport’s exit was Adrian. A grin spread over my face, and I picked up the pace. I threw my arms around him, astonishing both of us.
“I have never been happier to see you in my life,” I said.
He squeezed me tightly and then let me go, regarding me admiringly. “The dreams never do justice to real life, little dhampir. You look amazing.”
“And you look …” I studied him. He was dressed as nicely as always. His dark brown hair had that crafted messiness he liked, but his face—ah, well. As I’d noted before, Simon had gotten a few good punches on him. One of Adrian’s eyes was swollen and ringed with bruises.
Nonetheless, thinking about him and everything he’d done … Well, none of the flaws mattered.
” … Gorgeous.”
“Liar,” he said.
“Couldn’t Lissa have healed that black eye away?”
“It’s a badge of honor. Makes me seem manly.”—Blood Promise (via fyeahvampireacademy)
The smallest pang of guilt lurched inside of her “I still think you’re lying.” “I’m a lot of things, but I’m not a liar. That’s your department. And Rose’s.” “We don’t-“ “Exaggerate stories about people’s families? Say that you hate me? Pretend to be friends with people you think are stupid?…