T.G.I.F. (11)

, by Kt Clapsadl

This Week's Question:

Quotes That Make You Swoon: What are some of the most swoon-worthy quotes you've experienced in a book?

"There's nothing wrong with you.. not even the darkest corner of that beautiful soul."

"You forget, darling. I am the local psychopath."

"I hope I redeemed myself with the whole dancing-sex comparison."
"I supposed there were a couple of notable similarities," I observed, holding a straight face.
"A couple? What about attention to detail, heavy exertion, lots of sweat, and a single-minded determination to get the job done and done well?"
Mostly I was thinking you just don't talk during sex." Mean perhaps, but I couldn't resist.
"Well, my mouth has better things to do."
I swallowed, my own mouth dry. "Are we still talking about dancing?" 

"Do you think I'm pretty?"
"I think you're beautiful."
"You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes." 

"There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then."

"One day you will kiss a man you can't breath without, and find breath is of little consequence."

He pulls me around and kisses me. "You're Mac," he says. "And I'm Jericho. And nothing else matters. Never will. You exist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?"
"I do." Jericho Barrons just told me he loves me.

"I can't give you the white picket fence, and if I did, you'd set it on fire."

"He leaned his head to me, his neck so close to my lips, I felt the heat coming off his skin. His breath was warm against my ear. His voice was a ragged snarl. "I miss you."
This wasn't happening.
"I worry about you." He dipped his head and looked into my eys. "I worry something stupid with happen and I won't be there and you'll be gone. I worry we won't ever get a chance and it's driving me out of my skull."
No, no, no, no.......
We stared at each other. The tiny space between us felt too hot. Muscles bulged on his naked frame. He looked feral.
Mad gold eyes stared into mine. "Do you miss me, Kate""
I closed my eyes trying to shut him out. I could lie then we would be back to square one. Nothing would be resolved. I'd still be alone, hating him and wanting him.
He grabbed my shoulders and shook me once. "Do you miss me?"
I took the plunge. "Yes." 

"You undo me, Merit. Wholly and completely. You don't take me at my word. You challenge me at every opportunity. And that means when I am with you, I am less than the head of this House.. and I am more than the head of this House. I am a man." He stroked my cheeks with his thumbs. "In my very, very long life, I need you more than I have ever needed anything." 

"You are my heart, my soul," he said, his arms going around my waist and holding me tightly.
"As you are mine," I repeated.
The magic in the air got stronger, thrumming through the forest, matching the rhythm of our breathing, matching the beating of out hearts.
"Dance with me, this night and for the rest of our nights," he said. "For as long as the moon shines in the sky and for as long as we live underneath her."

"When I bite you, it'll be because I want to make your toes curl and your hair stand on end. And you won't need stitches afterward. You'll need crutches." 

"Mmm, he rumbled into my ear. I thought that being married meant that I never go to bed hungry."

I have a lot of favorite swoon worthy quotes as you can see, but there is one character above all that I absolutely adore, and that is Tod from the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. Everything that comes out of his mouth is so profound and the love he has for Kaylee is simply amazing. I love that reaper. Here are just a few examples of the Tod awesomeness: (I wouldn't recommend reading these if you aren't caught up with the series as they are a bit spoilery.)

"You're the brightest thing I've ever seen, Kaylee. You're this beautiful ball of fire spitting sparks out at the world, burning fiercely, holding back the dark by sheer will. And I always knew that if I reached out-- if I tried to touch you-- I'd get burned. Because you're not mine. I'm not supposed to feel the fire. I'm not supposed to want it. But I do. I want you, Kaylee, like I've never wanted anything. Ever. I want the heat, and the light, and I want the burn."

"There's a good kind of crazy, Kaylee... It's the kind that makes you think about things that make your head hurt, because not thinking about them is the coward's way out. The kind that makes you touch people who bruise your soul, just because they need to be touched. This is the kind of crazy that lets you stare out into the darkness and rage at eternity, while it stares back at you, ready to swallow you whole."  "I've seen you fight, Kaylee. I've seen you step into that darkness for someone else, then claw your way out, bruised, but still standing. You're that kind of crazy, and I live in that darkness. Together, we'd take crazy to a whole new level."

"As far as I'm concerned..." He leaned forward, his mouth inches from mine, and my pulse spiked. "There's nothing but us." His lips met mine, and he kissed me slowly, deeply, like we had all the time in the world. And in that moment, that's exactly what it felt like.

"Kaylee, you burn so bright that everyone else looks dim in comparison. You're all I see, and all I want to see, and I would be happy if this moment never ended."

"You're the best girlfriend ever. Seriously. If I had a trophy, I'd give it to you."
"For appropriating a hospital room and borrowing a Halloween costume?"
He shook his head and pulled me close. "For being here. For saving my afterlife and my sanity. For making me look forward to every single day, instead of dreading eternity. And for the record, I don't care whether you're wearing jeans or the hottest, most workplace-inappropriate candy-striper uniform to ever grace the sterile white halls of this humble public death trap. I'm just glad you're here."

"You are so beautiful..." He whispered against the corner of my lips when that kiss finally ended.
My eyes opened, and I started to deny it, but he pulled away just far enough that he could look into my eyes.
"No. You are. You are selfless on the inside and beautiful on the outside, and I am the luckiest man who has ever walked this earth, alive or dead."

"I love you, Kaylee. More than I've ever loved anyone. More than I will ever love anyone. If I could freeze this moment in time and never have to let you go, I would do it without a second thought."

"Mr. Cavanaugh, I know this isn't the future you wanted for Kaylee, and I know I'm not who you wanted for her. And I'm not even going to pretend to think I'm good enough-- I know I've made mistakes, and I'm probably going to make more. But I love her with every single cell in my body. She's the reason my heart beats-- literally. There's nothing I wouldn't do for her. There's no one I'd put ahead of her. And I will never, ever leave her, as long as she wants me. Kaylee's the strongest person I've ever met. She can make it through eternity on her own. But I swear on my soul that as long as I'm here, she'll never have to."

Le sigh
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