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“Because in all of his adult life he’d been through the full gamut of emotions . . . and he’d never once felt like this. Whole. Complete. At peace. “Holly, you are so much more than I thought you were,” he whispered, brushing her cheek. As those lovely eyes of hers grew watery, she said, “And you’ve turned out to be everything I wished you’d be.” “Well, hasn’t this been the show of a lifetime, then?” He kissed her slowly. “And I have the perfect ending.” “You do?” Gregg nodded and put his mouth to her ear. In a soft whisper, he said, “I love you.”
“Just so we’re clear. You die? I’m going to skin that bitch alive in the s’Hisbe tradition and send the strips back to your uncle. Then I’m going to spit-roast her carcass and chew the meat from her bones.” Rehv smiled a little, thinking it wasn’t cannibalism, because on a genetic level Shadows had as much in common with sympaths as humans did with chickens. “Hannibal Lecter motherfucker,” he murmured. “You know how we do.” Trez shook the water off his hand. “Symphaths… it’s what’s for dinner.” “You going to bust out the fava beans?” “Nah, but I might have a nice Chianti with her, and some pommes frites. I gotta have some tater with my meat. Come on, let’s get you under the water and wash that bitch’s stank off.”
“She got her phone again and went into the received-calls log and fired up Rehvenge’s number. She took a deep breath and a long pull on the latte. And hit send. Destiny had a 518 area code. Who knew.”
“And you need to get on board my fucking optimism train, John Matthew. I love you. You love me. We are survivors. Do you hear me!”
“But every once in a while, from out of the blue, someone reaches the quiet place where you spend your private time and changes the way you see yourself.”
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