Mulling this over, Vlad wiped her lip gloss from his lips with the back of his hand.Vampires, after all, didn't sparkle.
A crease found it's way onto Joss's forehead. Because he was certain that Sirus was wrong. Girls were more complicated than boys. Girls communicated in a language that only they understood. And Joss wasn't sure at all that he would ever understand them.
When will it begin, anyway? Sirus held his gaze for a moment, his eyes full of concern- a concern that Joss didn't understand. Probably sooner than you're ready for. When's that? Well. Sirus sighed, as if doing the math in his head.It'll take us about three minutes to gather this stuff and get to the cabin, and another two or three for Abraham to realize you're here. So I'd say you have about seven more minutes of freedom left.
Wrong. Enemies don't fight with such determined passion. That kind of focus is reserved for friends at odds with one another.pg 69 Tomas to Vlad
... but if I've learned one thing, it's this: forgiveness is crucial. If you can't forgive someone you're mad at, that anger will poison you. You have to learn to let it go... people have reasons for doing the things that they do, especially when they care about you. You may not always understand what they are, but if you can try to understand the person then you might see that they really care, despite what happened.pg 100 Meredith to Vlad
Because pieces of your heart clearly weigh more when they're sitting shattered at the bottom of your stomach.
She raised a sharp eyebrow at him. Vlad, no offense, but look at you. If you're not a vampire, you're clearly the most anemic goth I've ever seen.... We believed you. Because that's what friends do.pg267 October to Vlad
Vlad's heart sank into his stomach, then squeezed its way down his leg and popped out of the hole in his shoe, where it struck the floor and broke.
Do you know how big snakes get? Or how many grains of sand are in the deserts? Or what lurks at the bottoms of the oceans' floors?...No.Well, if you can't answer those simple scientific queries, then what makes you think that mankind is smart enough to discover vampirekind's existence?
Do you know how big snakes get? Or how many grains of sand are in the deserts? Or what lurks at the bottoms of the oceans' floors?...No.Welt, if you can't answer those simple scientific queries, then what makes you think that mankind is smart enough to discover vampirekind's existence?
Henry held up his taco- formerly Vlad's- and grinned. Little known fact, gentlemen. Tacos are the food of genius.pg248 Henry to Vlad & Joss
They'll torture you for months before killing you if you run Otis shrugged, as if this was an everyday occurrence.
There's nothing you can do, Sirus. No one can do this for me, and no one can swoop in and rescue me every time I'm challenged. I have to do this on my own.
Nothing could convince Aunt Nelly to let Vlad stay home for the duration of the school year, which just goes to prove that parents and guardians don't care if they're sending you to face bloodthirsty monsters, so long as you get a B in English.
The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend.
Joss's ears perked up. He loved libraries. Nowhere else in the world felt so safe and homey. Nowhere else smelled like books and dust and happy solitude quite like a library did.