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The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2) The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
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“If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
tags: love
“This was the boy I loved. A little bit messy. A little bit ruined. A beautiful disaster. Just like me.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“Everyone is a little crazy. The only difference between us and them is that they hide it better.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“You’re stronger than you believe. Don’t let your fear own you. Own yourself.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“My brother cleared his throat. "I wish she knew that I think she is the most hilarious person on Earth. And that whenever she's not home, I feel like I'm missing my partner in crime."
My throat tightened. Do not cry. Do not cry.
"I wish she knew that she's really Mom's favorite--"
I shook my head here.
"--the princess she always wanted. That Mom used to dress her up like a little doll and parade her around like Mara was her greatest achievement. I wish Mara knew that I never minded, because she's my favorite too.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“I’m too selfish to leave you,” I said. Noah pulled back so I could see his smile. “I’m too selfish to let you.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“I’ll walk forever with stories inside me that the people I love the most can never hear.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“We are far too screwed up for a goddamned love triangle.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“Sometimes, the biggest secrets you can only tell a stranger.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“They rattled my cage to see if I'd bite. When they released me, they'd see that the answer was yes.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“I'm not sure you can appreciate how much I want to lay you out before me and make you scream my name.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“You can't hurt me the way you think you can. But even if you could? I would rather die with the taste of you on my tongue than live and never touch you again. I'm in love with you, Mara. I love you. No matter what you do.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“I did something brave, then. Or stupid. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“I knew one hundred little things about Noah Shaw but when he kissed me I couldn't remember my own name.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“I want YOU to be the one wanting me first. Pushing me first. Kissing me first. Don't be careful with me," he said. "Because I won't be careful with you.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
tags: love
“I knew Noah worshipped Charlie Parker and that his toothbrush was green. That he wouldn't bother to button his shirts correctly but always made his bed. That when he slept he curled into himself and that his eyes were the color of the clouds before it rained, and I knew he had no problem eating meat but would stubly leave the room if animals started to kill one another on the Discovery Channel. I knew one hundered little things about Noah Shaw but when he kissed me I couldn't remember my own name.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“But when everyone tells you you're crazy and no one believes you when you swear you aren't, a small part of you will always wonder if they're right.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“I must be made of nothing to feel so much nothing.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“Now you're just being cruel.'
'I like pushing your buttons.'
'You'd enjoy it more if you undid them first.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“You will love him to ruins.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“How long do you want me?" he asked.
How long can I have you? I thought.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“What are my options?"
"You could read obscure poetry while I play the triangle, I suppose. Or we can smother ourselves in peanut butter and howl at the moon. Use your imagination."
"Fine,"I said. "You take my hand and back up toward the bed."
"Excellent choice. What then?"
"You sit down, and pull me down with you."
"Where are you?" he asked.
"You pull me onto your lap."
"Where are your legs?"
"Around your waist."
"Well," Noah said, his voice slightly rough. "This is getting interesting. So I'm on the edge of your bed. I'm holding you on my lap as you straddle me. My arms are around you, bracing you there so you don't fall. What am I wearing?"...
"What do you usually wear to bed?" I asked.
Noah said nothing. I opened my eyes to an arched brow and a devious grin.
Oh my God.
"Close. Your. Eyes," he said. I did. "Now, where were we?"
"I was straddling you," I said.
"Right. And I'm wearing..."
"Drawstring pants."
"Those are quite thin, you know."
I'm aware.
...
"Right," he said. "So what are you wearing?"
"I don't know. A space suit. Who cares?"
"I think this should be as vivid as possible," he said. "For you," he clarified, and I chuckled. "Eyes closed," he reminded me. "I'm going to have to institute a punishment for each time I have to tell you."
"What did you have in mind?"
"Don't tempt me. Now, what are you wearing?"
"A hoodie and drawstring pants too, I guess."
"Anything underneath?"
"I don't typically walk around without underwear."
"Typically?"
"Only on special occasions."
"Christ. I meant under your hoodie."
"A tank top, I guess."
"What color?"
"White tank. Black hoodie. Gray pants. I'm ready to move on now."
I felt him nearer, his words close to my ear. "To the part where I lean back and pull you down with me?"
Yes.
"Over me," he said.
Fuck.
"The part where I tell you that I want to feel the softness of the curls at the nape of your neck? To know what your hipbone would feel like against my mouth?" he murmured against my skin. "To memorize the slope of your navel and the arch of your neck and the swell of your-”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“It doesn’t matter what we are. It matters what we do.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“I can't bear to look at my bed without seeing you in it.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“If I truly loved him, she said, I would let him go.
I wish I loved him enough.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“Noah acted like he felt nothing because he felt everything. He seemed not to care because he cared too much.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“You like them," I realized.
Noah's eyebrows lifted in question.
"Like as people."
"As opposed to...furniture?"
"They're my PARENTS."
"That is my understanding, yes.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“They lie, you know. It's not easier to ask for forgiveness. Not even a little.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“The boy is destined for greatness, but with you, he is in danger. You are linked, the two of you. You must leave him. This is what I have seen.”

I grew frustrated. “Is he in danger because of me?”

“He will die before his time with you by his side, unless you let him go. Fate or chance? Coincidence or destiny? I cannot say.” Her voice had turned soft.

Soft and sad.

A fist closed around my heart. I tried to let him go once before. It didn’t work.

“I can’t,” was all I said to her, and quietly.

“Then you will love him to ruins,” she said, and let my hands go.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“What do I sound like?" I asked, more breathily than I intended. God, so predictable.
He considered his answer for a moment before he gave it. "Dissonant," he said finally.
"Meaning?"
Another long pause. "Unstable."
Hmm.
He shook his head. "Not the way you're thinking," he said, the shadow of a smile on his lips. "In music, consonant chords are points of arrival. Rest. There's no tension," he tried to explain. "Most pop music hooks are consonant, which is why most people like them. They're catchy but interchangeable. Boring. Dissonant intervals, however, are full of tension," he said, holding my gaze. "You can't predict which way they're going to go. It makes limited people uncomfortable - frustrated, because they don't understand the point, and people hate what they don't understand. But the ones who get it," he said, lifting a hand to my face, "find it fascinating. Beautiful." He traced the shape of my mouth with his thumb. "Like you.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer

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