“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?…
“What was love, really? Flowers, chocolate, and poetry? Or was it something else? Was it being able to finish someoneʹs jokes? Was it having absolute faith that someone was there at your back? Was it knowing someone so well that they instantly understood why you did the things you did—and shared those same beliefs?
Now, you should have fun with the one you love, but that shouldnʹt have been what first came to mind. I should have said, We strengthen each other. Or, He makes me want to be a better person. Perhaps most importantly: He understands me perfectly.”— Rosemarie Hathaway, Last Sacrifice (via reeviza09)
“Rose: “Okay. Now you have to move your arms and legs.”
Dimitri: “I know how to make a snow angel.”
Rose: “Then do it! Otherwise, you’re more like a chalk outline at a police crime scene.”—- Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov (Blood Promise)