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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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Of course I can climb it. I'm practically a progidy in PE," I pointed out. "The question is, can you...
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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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Stop fighting me!" he said, trying to pull on the arm he held.

He was in a precarious pos...
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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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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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