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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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She’s not just any Moroi. She’s royal. A princess. And you’ve seen how she is! Smart and stron...
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Moroi shied from the sunlight but as I watched Sydney, I knew without a doubt that humans had been m...
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They come first.
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She accused me of wearing pants from the salvation army."
"Rose, your pants ARE from the salvat...
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I was crushing on my mentor. Crushing on my older mentor. I had to be out of my mind. He was ...
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What's with all the running, anyway? I mean, I realize the importance of stamina and all that, but s...
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Dimitri: "Were you really going to attack all of us? Doing that...protecting her like that—it was ...
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You understand your responsibilities better than guardians twice your age. You'll do what you have t...
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Dimitri Belikov: "Now get back to your room—if you can manage it without throwing yourself at some...
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I saw him because I see everything. Easy when no one notices you.
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Everyone wanted what she couldn't have.
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You don't know your father, do you?”
I shook my head. "No. All I know is he must have had wic...
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Hey Mason, wipe that drool off you face. If you're going to think about me naked, do it on your own ...
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We can take her. Besides, he deserves someone who doesn't shop at Gap Kids. -Rose to Lissa on Mia an...
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Why not wear a scar of Motherhood? Better than a tattoo or a mark of Honor. Let the world know what ...
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If we could manage any sort of trust again... Well. That would make me happier than you can imagine
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A princess of her people has no business sitting off to the side while her people are in danger.
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She was so beautiful that it made my soul ache.
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Sometimes talking to you is like talking to myself: pretty damned annoying.
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The only thing better than imagining Dimitri carrying me in his arms was imagining him shirtless whi...
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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...
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What's that?" he asked, when I stood beside him again.

"Halos," I said with a grin. "For ...
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Whatever happened to the dragon?"

I mustered my primmest tone. "He has a name, you know."...
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Come on, Hathaway," he said, taking my arm. "You can be my partner. Let’s see what you’ve been d...
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The incident with Dawn hadn't been one of my finer moments. I honestly hadn't expected to break any ...
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He watched as I slipped one of the shoes on. "You have a guardian angel."
"I don't believe in a...
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Taking a deep breathe, I made one of the hardest decisions of my life.
I walked away.
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Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.
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I nearly dropped the plate I held. "You've asked me out tons of times."

"Not really. I've...
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You've always been my equal, Roza.
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We can't..." he told me.
"I know," I agreed.

Then his mouth was on mine again, and t...
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I used to think you were weak and just didn't fight back ... but now, honestly, I think you're actua...
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I don't balance you like you need."
"What the hell does that mean?" he exclaimed.
My heart...
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Don’t take the high ground and assume you already know what you’ll do. The truth is, when it com...
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Look, Sage. I don't know much about chemistry or computer hacking or photosynthery, but this is some...
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I always love seeing what worries you. Strigoi? No. Questionable food? Yes.
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I stopped. She was bleeding after all. Perfect lines crossed her wrists, not near any crucial veins,...
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How come when mortals want things, their only option is to make a deal with Hell and sell their soul...
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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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This college would probably have the same problem as the last one did."
I frowned, "What's that...
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ARE YOU CRAZY?" I ASKED.
He gave me the same wordless look he always did when I asked that que...
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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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No, I can just read you. Finally. I can't believe how blind I was. I can't believe I never noticed. ...
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