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385 pages, ebook
First published April 30, 2012
"I don't know what I went through... All I care about is that I'm breathing."
I shook my head and mouthed, "Where did you come from?"
"What?" he laughed.
"How did I end up with you? I mean, my life's so messed up and then... And then there's... you. I couldn't have made you up if I'd tried."
"I like this," Jonathan said suddenly, before I could walk away, "talking to you. I feel like I can tell you things… things I usually keep to myself. Most people don't understand." …
Until that moment I hadn't realized what was happening. I was able to share the demons that wrestled with me in the night, and Jonathan understood in a way that no one else did. He was fighting with them himself, and that had drawn us together.
"The next thing you know, the people you always thought would be there aren't. And the person you thought you could trust with everything, isn't the person you ever knew at all."
"I'm here, Emma. I'll never let you go," he whispered in my ear, holding me tighter.
"We can contemplate the meaning of your life all you want, but know that you're my meaning… the reason behind just about everything I do - and I would never want to change that."
"I breathed for you… I begged for you to breathe with every breath I gave to you. I kept pleading for you to breathe over and over again. And then… then you did."
I knew how much Evan loved me. And I knew I didn't deserve it. But I also knew he was the only one I loved. The only one I would ever love.
“We can contemplate the meaning of your life all you want, but know that you're my meaning... the reason behind just about everything I do―and I would never want to change that."
“I'm here, Emma. I'll never let you go,"