He sort of breathes music. Same as you.
I am so sick of you pulling this Batman shit on me!
(Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton)
What would happen if you stopped fighting, and gave yourself permission to feel? Not just the good things, but everything?
(Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson)
“Who is he when he isn’t Dauntless, isn’t an instructor, isn’t Four, isn’t anything in particular?
Whoever he is, I like him. It’s easier to admit that to myself now, in the dark, after all that just happened. He is not sweet or gentle or particularly kind. But he is smart and brave, and even though he saved me, he treated me like I was strong. That is all I need to know.”
Tris & Four (Divergent by Veronica Roth)
I threw a leg over the back of the bike, squeezing the frame with enough force to bend the metal. His dark eyes flickered with amusement as he grabbed the handlebars and released the kickstand. A tilt of his head told me to shove back, and when I did, his long legs slid between mine and the front of the bike.
I fumbled with the back of his shirt, needing something to hold on to.
“Try this.” He grabbed my hands, sliding them around his waist until they were pressing against his chest. The warmth of his skin soaked through my thin mittens. Then he reached back to grip behind my knees, and pulled me forward until my body was flush against his.
Chase & Ember (Article 5 by Kristen Simmons)
She shrugged and flipped her glossy hair behind her shoulders. “What else do you have to do with your time besides think about stuff like this? It’s not like you’re real heavy into extracurriculars. Besides, you’re all, like, goth and into the dead, right?”
Alona Dare, queen of the insult-compliment. “Wow. Thanks. Anyone ever tell you you’re good with people?”
She frowned. “No.”
“Good. I’m not goth.”
“Your hair is black, you have piercings, you wear black all the time and act all freaky-“
“My hair is naturally this color. I have three earrings in one ear, that’s it. This shirt -” I tugged at the fabric across my chest “- is navy blue, and if I act weird all the time, it’s because of ghosts like you.
Will & Alona (The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade)