No offense, Jaron, but I don't want your life. Even locked away behind closed doors I got a taste for how awful it can be.Did anyone try to kill you while I was gone?No.Then you didn't even get a taste.
Our country is Germany -- one country that should be reunited. We don't belong to Moscow or to the west. We belong to ourselves and I have never betrayed that. This tunnel has taken every ounce of courage we have. We're not cowards.
Nobody gives you respect in this life. You must take it, you must earn it, and then you must hold it sacred, because no matter how hard respect is to attain, it can be lost in an instant. I nodded my head toward the garrison. Go get it, Roden. People won't follow a leader who doesn't know where he's going. Show them what you do.
With each brick, my hopes faded until nothing was left. If there had ever been a chance of Dominic and my father returning, then the wall took that too. My schoolteacher taught us a new song that thanked our leaders for building a wall to keep the fascists out. I muted my glares and only mouthed the words when my teacher was looking - I couldn't bear to sing the lies.
You stole it from the master.Who stole it from me. What I did simply set the universe back in order.
You eat with your left hand. That's unacceptable. Can you do it with your right?Can you do it with your left?
Above all else, I think that you are a compulsive liar.My laughter was tense, but sincere. Hardly. In fact, I consider myself a compulsive truth teller. It's only that everyone else seems compelled to misunderstand me.
Is it true? Devlin asked me. You're Prince Jaron?KING Jaron, actually. News must travel slower amongst the illiterate. I glared at Gregor with every inch of disdain I felt. Shouldn't you be groveling to me or bowing or something? Gregor smiled. I think before I have the chance, you will already be dead.Ah. So much for all your toasts to my long life.
And I want you to find something in the hills for the vigils to protect, like a rock or a thornbush. I don't want them around here.
Wherever our lives lead us, one thing is certain. You and I will always be connected. You might be able to deny that, but I can't. Even I am not that good a liar.
She placed a hand on my cheek and softly kissed the other one, then whispered, “Remember this moment, then, Sage, when someone of my status offered a kindness to someone of yours. Because next time we meet, if Darius is dead, I will no longer be anyone of importance.
Master Graves was incensed and said, as punishment for my disruption, I would have to write my letters an extra ten times that day.Ten times the better I'll know them, then. I said. How strange that you should punish me by ensuring I come out more educated than Roden, who has tried to obey you.
I couldn't see much, but it somehow seemed brighter across the wall, as if the sun gave more of it's light to the west. Maybe the people there were more selfish, I thought. Because we needed that sunlight far more than they did.
It had been a long time since i dared call anyone a friend. The concept was only theoretical to me now.
if you hurt deeply, then it means you love deeply too. love is powerful thing, Jaron. In the end, love will help you win this war.I chuckled, that'd be a fine new strategy, I think. When the enemy wields a sword against me, I'll simply express my love for them. They'll be so shocked, they'll collapse on the spot and the victory will be mine.I daresay you will be the first to claim victory that way
With a grin, I told her, I'll have more than ten minutes' notice that this battle is coming. In that way, this might be the most prepared I've ever been.
Villains and plots and enemies are simple things to me. But friendships are complicated, and love is harder still. It has wounded me deeper than a sword ever could.