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“That boy is practically feral.”
Maelia pulls his hands from the sink and shakes them dry, leaving the dishes to soak as he turns to face you. “You think?”
“How long was he there?” You curl your lip at the carnage on the kitchen table. You won’t fault him for inhaling his meal the way he did— probably the first decent one he’s had in sweeps— but still. Someone has to introduce that child to a napkin.
Maelia leans back against the counter and shrugs. “Didn’t ask. Too damn long, whatever it was.”
His face pricks into a scowl. Thinking about that horrid carnie, no doubt. You let the silence hang for a moment.
“You know I don’t often hold strong opinions on things.”
“But that man…”
“Agreed,” he nods, sensing your disgust.
You tsk softly, eyeing the table again and wrinkling your nose. “I can hardly imagine you’ll get any work done while he’s here.”
Maelia shoots you a warning look, challenging you to continue.
“Not a judgement, sir. Just a fact.” You straighten your shoulders and raise your chin, eyes focused on his. “I’ll contact Sid in the evening to discuss your schedule. Between the two of us, redistributing your more sensitive work should be simple enough.”
He regards you for a moment, eyebrows twitching together for half a second as he processes your response.
It’s not difficult for him to work out your intentions. You’ve known each other for most of your adult lives.
In an instant, the general is smiling.
You blow a puff of air out through your nose, humored. “I’ve a cold heart, Maelia. Not a dead one.”
He laughs at that, letting a comfortable silence settle between you before he shifts gears and speaks again.
“So. We live with a tiger now.”
“I’ll put in an order for an industrial-sized litter box,” you snort, shaking your head.
“You’re taking this rather well,” he comments, grinning. “You misplace that stick you keep up your ass?”
You roll your eyes fondly and give him another jovial exhale. “I suppose I did. Left it on Draxil-9, perhaps.”
Maelia guffaws, his warm laughter rumbling through you. You both remember that planet well. Few intergalactic races are as adept at building colonies as the Alternian Empire, but you’re not the only invaders in the universe.
The man has always preferred to avoid any sort of planetary turf war, but it’s a different story when he sees a vulnerable people being needlessly abused.
He’s predictable, your general. You can’t say you were surprised to see him returning from that hellish circus with a new ward.
It’s always the little ones that get him.
City of Ashes Book Quote Rp Meme
Second book in the Mortal Instruments series from Cassandra Clare- feel free to edit quotes or change pronouns
Usually I'm remarkably good-natured. Try me on any day that doesn't end in y.”
“Everything changes in my life, and the world stays the same.”
When you love someone, you don't have a choice. Love takes your choices away.”
"If they need a human sacrifice, you can always offer me. I'm not sure the rest of you qualify anyway.”
"You are mortal; you age; you die, If that is not hell, pray tell me, what is?”
“I never date anyone my cat doesn’t like,”
“He had become a monster. You just couldn't see it...because it wore the face of a friend.”
“Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change “
“If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change.”
“I don't want to be a man, I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can't confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead."
“I've heard the word 'fear'. I simply choose to believe it doesn't apply to me.”
“But if you can't tell the truth to the people you care about the most, eventually you stop being able to tell the truth to yourself.”
“You know how the bonds of family are, my lady... They cling as tightly as vines. And sometimes, like vines, they cling tightly enough to kill.”
“I love round tables. They suit me so much better than a square."
"Have you checked? I could kick him if you want.”
“Pain is only what you allow it to be”
“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”
"I'm pure at heart. It repels the dirt.”
"So you're just that friendly with everybody, is that it?”
"It does? Oh - you're being sarcastic. That's a good sign probably.”
"Does he normally just lie on the floor like that without moving?”
"You want to kiss me, don’t you?”
"You can't wait for perfect behavior from everyone. Adults screw up too. Go back to the home and talk to her rationally. Be a man."
"I'm going to get you a dictionary for Christmas this year."
"So you can look up 'fun.' I'm not sure you know what it means.”
“No, I'm just a very naughty boy. I do all sorts of bad things. I kick kittens. I make rude gestures at nuns.”
“Is standing by the window muttering about blood something he does all the time?"
“It looks to me like you‘re using a wall to prop you up. that’s not my definition of ‘standing.’”
“I didn't say he was dating you, but funny that you knew just what I meant, isn't it?"
"I didn't betray you, idiot."
“Somebody's girlfriend, Somebody's sister, somebody's daughter. All these things I never knew I was before, and I still don't really know what I am.”
“It was like a bad movie except he didn’t actually twirl his mustache.”
“I was alive when the Dead Sea was just a lake that was feeling a little poorly.”
“Is he really waking us up at this ungodly hour just to prove his love to you or something? Couldn’t he have called? mundane men are such twits.”
you live in my head all the time”
“Pain is only what you allow it to be”
“Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you'll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. and you'll survive”
“I can only assume that mortal emotions amuse you because you have none of your own.”
He'd pick a fight with a Mack truck if the urge took him.”
"If I made a joke about just dropping in, would you write me off as a cliché?”
"He's terrified I'll tell everyone that he's always wanted to be a ballerina.”
“You might want to lie down, I find that it helps when the crushing sense of horrible realization sets in.”
"Mostly extinct is NOT EXTINCT ENOUGH."
you don't really get to choose your insulting nickname.”
"Sometimes he sits on the couch and does it.”
"I know. Everytime you almost die, I almost die myself.”
“There's no need to clarify my finger snap, the implication was clear in the snap itself.”
"He's quoting Dungeons and Dragons, Ignore him.”
“I'll just have them change the entry in the demonology textbook from 'almost extinct' to 'not extinct enough for him. He prefers his monsters really, really extinct.' Will that make you happy?”
"Why would I have a spider? Do I look like someone who would collect them?"
"You mean father. I despise this modern habit of calling one's parents by their names."
“I'm not sure there's such thing a thing as a normal life.”
“They confused beauty with innocence and harmlessness.”
"What I want to call you is a hell of a lot more unprintable than your name."
“Mom. I have something to tell you. I’m undead. Now, I know you may have some preconceived notions about the undead. I know you may not be comfortable with the idea of me being undead. But I’m here to tell you that undead are just like you and me … well, okay. Possibly more like me than you.”
Desire is not always lessened by disgust…And as my words bind my magic, so you can know the truth. If she doesn’t desire your kiss, she won’t be free.”
'I thought you could use the rest. Besides, you were sleeping like the dead. You even drooled,'On my shirt.'
"Honestly if you don't start utilizing a bit of your natural feminine superiority, I just don't know what I'll do with you.”
“You live in my head all the time."
“The next thing I knew I was listening to five people shouting. What was that all about, anyway?”
“I keep thinking about blood, I dream about it. Wake up thinking about it. Pretty soon I'll be writing morbid emo poetry about it.”
“Desire is not always lessened by disgust. Nor can it be bestowed, like a favor, to those most deserving of it. And as my words bind my magic, so you can know the truth. If she doesn’t desire his kiss, she won’t be free.”
“He'd felt like a jack-o-lantern for the past few days, as if his guts had been yanked out with a fork and dumped in a heap while a grinning smile stayed plastered on his face.”
"But you can pretend I did if it makes you feel better. So, first order of business is what?”
Because I foresee many romantic picnics in our future. You, drinking a virgin pina colada. Me, drinking the blood of a virgin.”
“Only mundanes say they're sorry when what they mean is "I share your grief,
“Because you’re lying to me. And you’re lying to yourself.”
“Don’t be with him, don’t want him, don’t go with him. Be with me. Want me. Stay with me. I don’t know how to be without you.”
“Sometimes you don't have to search out danger, sometimes danger finds you”
“Why does it take girls so long to shower?”
“Why should I tell you everything about how I feel when you never tell me anything? It's like banging my head on a wall, except at least if I were banging my head on a wall, I'd be able to make myself stop. “
"You always make me feel so welcome.”
“You are mortal. You age, you die. If that is not hell, pray tell me, what is?”
“I’m not unsympathetic. But do you like me? Because this being gay business doesn’t mean you can just throw yourself at any guy and it’ll be fine because he’s not a girl. There are still people you like and people you don’t.”
“When I was a little kid, I realized that if you say any word over and over fast enough, it loses all its meaning.”
“People fell in love, and lost, and moved on. He didn’t know why he couldn’t. He didn’t know why he didn’t even want to. All he knew was that whatever he had to owe to Hell or Heaven for this chance, he was going to make it count.”
“You have to give everyone ugly motives for everything they do, because ugly motives are all you understand.”
“Hate is nothing when weighed against survival.”
"And Madonna wants me as a backup dancer on her next world tour.”
“There's nothing wild about me. I'm a solid middle-aged man."
"Except that once a month you turn into a wolf and go tearing around slaughtering things,"
"It could be worse,men my age have been known to purchase expensive sports cars and sleep with supermodels.”
“To draw something is to try to capture it FOREVER, if you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change”
“What you're blaming yourself for is being who you are. And that's no one's fault and nothing you can change.”
“I've screwed everything up royally. I remember you saying that growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.”
“He will get through this, even if he thinks he won't.”
“Well, I hate to tell you this, but your friend is an asshole."
n that blond head of yours to find out the truth, I suggest you cool your temper. And I know just where you can do that best.”
“What they had between them was still as fragile as flickering candle flame, as delicate as eggshell - and he knew that if it shattered, if he somehow let it break and be destroyed, something inside him would shatter too, something that could never be fixed.”
“Not himself, who was more of a cross between a panther and a demented elf.”
“We seem to be trapped in an episode of One Life to Waste,”
“I can't believe you know someone named Freaky Pete,
“Don't you hate it? Not ever saying how you really feel?”