Quotes By Richelle Mead

“Dimitri: “Why did you come here?”
Rose: “Because you hit me on the head and dragged me here.”

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-Richelle Mead

“Stop fighting me!” he said, trying to pull on the arm he held.

He was in a precarious position himself, straddling the rail as he tried to lean over far enough to get me and actually hold onto me.

“Let go of me!” I yelled back.

But he was too strong and managed to haul most of me over the rail, enough so that I wasn’t in total danger of falling again.

See, here’s the thing. In that moment before I let go, I really had been contemplating my death. I’d come to terms with it and accepted it. I also, however, had known Dimitri might do something exactly like this. He was just that fast and that good. That was why I was holding my stake in the hand that was dangling free.

I looked him in the eye. “I will always love you.”

Then I plunged the stake into his chest.

It wasn’t as precise a blow as I would have liked, not with the skilled way he was dodging. I struggled to get the stake in deep enough to his heart, unsure if I could do it from this angle. Then, his struggles stopped. His eyes stared at me, stunned, and his lips parted, almost into a smile, albeit a grisly and pained one.

“That’s what I was supposed to say. . .” he gasped out.

Those were his last words.”

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“What’s up?” I asked.

You tell me,” he said. “You were the one about ready to start making out with Adrian.”

It was an experiment,” I said. “It was part of my therapy.”

What the hell kind of therapy are you in?”

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“He stepped back and threw his arms out.
“I’m always crazy around you Rose. Here, I’m going to write an impromptu poem for you.”
He tipped his head back and shouted to the sky:
“Rose is in red
But never in blue
Sharp as a thorn
Fights like one too.”

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“The spell. Victor said you had to want me… to care about me… for it to work.” When he didn’t say anything, I tried to grip his shirt, but my fingers were too weak. “Did you? Did you want me?”
His words came out thickly. “Yes, Roza. I did want you. I still do. I wish… we could be together.”
“Then why did you lie to me?”
We reached the clinic, and he managed to open the door while still holding me. As soon as he stepped inside, he began yelling for help.
“Why did you lie?” I murmured again.
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 gaurdians someday. I need to protect her at all cost. If a pack of Strogoi 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.”

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“Do you think I’m pretty?
I think you’re beautiful
Beautiful?
You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes.”

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“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”

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“You can’t force love, I realized. It’s there or it isn’t. If it’s not there, you’ve got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.”

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“what’s your name?”
what?” i asked, squinting at the light.
your name.” I reconized Dr. Olendzki peering over me.
you know my name.”
I want you to tell me.”
Rose. Rose Hathaway.”
Do you know your birthday?”
Of course I do. Why are you asking me such stupid things? Did you lose my records?”
Dr. Olendzki gave an exasperated sigh and walked off, taking the annoying light with her. “I think she’s fine,”

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“I’d said it before and meant it: Alive or undead, the love of my life was a badass.”

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“I know how devastated you must be to miss me, but leave a message, and I’ll try to ease your agony”

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“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.”

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“Ah, my daughter,ʺ he said. ʺEighteen, and already youʹve been accused of murder, aided felons, and acquired a death count higher than most guardians will ever see.ʺ He paused. ʺI couldnʹt be prouder.”

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“You will lose what you value most, so treasure it while you can.”

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“There’s nothing worse than waiting and not knowing what’ll happen to you. Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor.”

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“The only thing better than imagining Dimitri carrying me in his arms was imagining him shirtless while carrying me in his arms.”

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