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I should go," I said thickly. "Let me know when you want to start practice again. And thanks for...talking."

I started to turn; then I heard him say abruptly, "No."

I glanced back. "What?"

He held my gaze, and something warm and wonderful and powerful shot between us.

"No," he repeated. "I told her no."

"I..." I shut my mouth before my jaw hit the floor. "But...why? That was a once-in-a-lifetime thing. You could have had a baby. And she...she was, you know, into you..."

The ghost of a smile flickered on his face. "Yes, she was. Is. And that's why I had to say no. I couldn't return that...couldn't give her what she wanted. Not when..." He took a few steps toward me. "Not when my heart is somewhere else.


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Do you know what I see in you now? The usual aura. A steady golden yellow, healthy and strong, with ...
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Ah, well,ʺ said Abe, idly studying his fingertips. ʺI have it on good authority thereʹs going to ...
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Je t'aime Roza...je serais là pour toi. Je ne laisserais jamais rien t'arriver.
Et je ne laiss...
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I've been wanting to do that for a very long time," I growled
Victor smiled through the pain an...
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I want you to break the spell. Finish it off.”
"What do you mean?”
"The spell you did ...
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I wasn’t aware of just how close he’d moved to me until now. So many details came into focus. Th...
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I wanted someone a little more approachable," I explained.
"What, like Captain McTropicalShorts...
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How is Angeline?" asked Dimitri. "Is she improving?"
Eddie and I exchanged glances. So much for...
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Too bad you got so bogged down in books. You've got the spirit of a warrior.
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Why not see which is brighter: your aura or the sun?
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I’d mentioned this odd wardrobe choice to Adrian a couple of weeks ago:
“Isn’t Dimitri ho...
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Ah, those two. In a fight, they’re lethal. Around each other, they melt.
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Wow,” said Adrian. He sat down on the bed and tested its bounciness, giving it a nod of approval. ...
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Maybe I was in love, but I was still me, after all.
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The Alchemists’ beliefs are my beliefs,” I say quickly.

She arched an eyebrow. “Are...
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You know," he said, "under normal circumstances, you inviting me to the bedroom would be the highlig...
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What is it with you and girls, Adrian, dear? Why do they either mean nothing to you or everything? I...
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He froze, and for one moment, we stood locked in time. I could feel the silk of his shirt against my...
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He reached out and pulled me to him, one hand on my waist and the other behind my neck. He tipped my...
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Well, you can think what you want, so long as you remember - no matter how ordinary things seem betw...
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No, I thought. Not just Hell. Really, Heaven was just as guilty. What kind of group could advocate g...
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Why?" He asked. " because it was the closest I could get to doing this."
He reached out and pul...
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But I didn't know about the other story."
"What other story?”
"About how you and Adrian ...
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Belikov is a sick, evil man who should be thrown into a pit of rabid vipers for the great offense he...
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If you're Strigoi," the boy interrupted loudly, "then why don't you have horns? My friend Jeffrey sa...
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You can't fool me, comrade. You want to put on a cowboy hat and keep lawless bank robbers in line.''...
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You might be surrounded by clouds, but you'll be like sunshine to me.
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Roza." His voice had that same wonderful lowness, the same accent . . . it
was all just colder....
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Guardian Belikov is the princess's guardian now," said Kirova, "Her sanctioned guardian."
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I expected Abe to yell for everyone to shut up or something like that. Of course, Nathan had been tr...
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Because it gives him and excuse to be around her--without making it look like he gave in first. That...
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Dimitri.
I hadn't known he was here. His eyes were on me too,dark and endless. Only I couldn't ...
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As he looked at me, he seemed to send a message of his own: that he would still fight for me, that h...
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I don't know. This college would probably have the same problem the last one did."

I frow...
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Damn it," I muttered.

"What?" asked Adrian.

"I hate when you're the sane one...
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He has no right to threaten my boyfriends. I'm eighteen. An adult. I don't need his help. I can thre...
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Sweat isn't a bad thing," he said, leaning his head against the wall thoughtfully. "Some of the best...
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what's your name?"
what?" i asked, squinting at the light.
your name." I reconized Dr. Ole...
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Who is he?"
"An idiot, said Adrian. "Makes me look like an upstanding member of society.
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I steeled myself for the next response. I knew it was going to be one of the Zen life lessons. [...]...
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