by Lili St. Crow
“The little tingles all over her were a product of his nearness. Why did he do that? Was it just because he was a charmer from a pretty powerful clan, or was it something…personal…about him?”
“Someone else’s choice doesn’t change who you are.”
“It was always wise to be polite to books, whether or not they could hear you.”
“From the day she had stabbed Aeduan in the heart, that heart had become hers—and she would not let this be his end.”
“You’ll never be a pureblood! I hate you!”
“Don’t… hey. Oh, hey. Don’t cry. You don’t have to cry. I don’t hate you.”
“As a young girl I was taught to be polite – say please and thank you – be respectful of other people’s feelings…and act like a lady.
The problem with that kind of upbringing is…unfortunately living by those rules alone can get in the way of trusting your instincts and keeping yourself safe.
Not everyone is deserving of respect.
Not everyone plays by the rules.
And sometimes acting like a lady can get you killed…”
“No one is truly honest. Even if we don’t lie to others, we often lie to ourselves. And the word good means different things to different people.”