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“I hadn't yet come to terms with the man my father was, or the lives he'd destroyed. But I accepted that he was part of me, and that he'd loved me once.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“Are you going to give me a reason to stay?”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“I hope you're worth it.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“Vince sneered at me with bloody teeth and dropped the twenties at my feet as security herded him through the crowd. I didn't pick them up. A shoulder bumped against me, and I looked up into Reece's expressionless face as security marched him past.
He didn't even look at me, his words cold enough to burn.
"I hope you're worth it.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“Sometimes, the only way to find a solution is to break the rules.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“Vince and TJ have been best friends as long as we have. It's not like they're going to let one stupid kiss come between them. Maybe it didn't mean anything. Maybe it was just a one-time thing. A mistake.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“And those traces of my father-the pain he'd left behind in the people he'd stolen from, the genes I carried that made me just like him-terrified me.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Found
“The worlds were empty. Hollow. As though he'd heard them so many times they'd lost their meaning.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“I watched him fall into a dark corner of himself and I resisted the urge to touch him, not wanting to feel the depth of emotion I saw on his face.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“Just because it's complicated, doesn't mean there isn't a solution.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“Why'd you do it, anyway?' He wore a self-deprecating look, hands stuffed in his pockets while he kicked at the gravel.
'Do what?'
'Why waste your time saving someone who can't be fixed?'
I folded my arms over my chest, tucking my hands under them as I backed away, wishing I could kiss him without caring how he felt. 'Maybe you're not the only one who's broken.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“I reached for her, held my hand out in the space between us. She looked at it, and then to me. And then she placed her hand in mine. I shut my eyes and felt all the love that had always been there, that I had never let myself feel before. All thos things I'd thought my father had taken with him when he left. Everything I needed was here, inside her. 'I'm sorry,' I said, letting my own tears fall, 'if I made you feel like you weren't good enough.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart, But in it.”
Elle Cosimano, The Suffering Tree
“No matter where you are raised or what name you are given, you will endure. You will swim, you will dance, and you will love without fear.”
Elle Cosimano, The Suffering Tree
“smashed-up pop can between”
Elle Cosimano, Holding Smoke
“But I think maybe we had all found something too. The courage to face the pieces of ourselves that frighten us the most. And the power to realize those demons inside only control us if we let them.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Found
“But maybe we aren't the sum of our mistakes or our genes or our circumstances or our fears. Maybe, in the end, we're the product of our choices. And maybe it's when we hold someone's life in our hands - the choices we make in those moments - when we get a taste of what we're truly made of.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Found
“You don't need to explain. I know who you are.'
'Do you? Because that would make one of us.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Gone
“The courage to face the pieces of ourselves that frighten us the most. And the power to realize those demons inside only control us if we let them.”
Elle Cosimano, Nearly Found
“We are deeper than our tattoos and piercings. We are more than the diplomas we hang on our wall. When we all strip down to what makes us universally human, telling the good guys from the bad guys isn't always so clean cut.”
Elle Cosimano
“You know." he said, resting the fiddle in his lap, "once you love something enough--enough to let it consume you completely--it becomes part of you, even when it's buried and quiet.”
Elle Cosimano, The Suffering Tree


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