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Outpost (Razorland, #2) Outpost by Ann Aguirre
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“People try to make sense of things, and if they don’t know the answers, they make them up,because for some, a wrong answer is better than none.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
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“I want to drag you off and hide you away,” he whispered.
“Why?”
“I always knew you were beautiful, but now everyone else will too. I won’t be able to keep other boys away from you, and it’ll make me crazy.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Love sounded terrible if it made you so weak, you couldn't survive with out it.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Yet sometimes being a friend meant letting people do things that hurt, like putting distance between you, just because it made them happy.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“If I ever win you," he said, anger bright in his pale eyes, "it will be because you want me more. Not because he's gone. I'm nobody's second best.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Caring too much could be dangerous; I saw that now. But the alternative was no better.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Perhaps that was the point; life, if you did it right, meant learning and changing. If you didn't, you died- or stopped growing - which amounted to more or less the same thing. So I would slide in and out of different roles until I discovered the one that fit me best.

-Deuce, (183)”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Finally, I understood what else was going on. I might be slow, but given time, I put the pieces together. "You have no reason to be jealous, I promise. We talked... and trained. You're the only boy who gets close like this."
"Oh." A long, slow breath escaped him. "I feel so stupid."
I put my lips to his cheek and whispered, "Don't. I love you, Fade.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Like most, I was a mix of good and bad, anger and protectiveness, kindness and pride. But right now, I had only strangled fear and the promise of revenge.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“I couldn't help what I'd done before I learned it was wrong. I could only do better in the future.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“People grew lazy. They knew too many blessings, and so lost the ability to appreciate what they had”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“If so, I couldn't imagine how the opposite gender managed to get out of bed in the morning. They might be lovely to look at, but clear thinking wasn't their strong point.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“I sighed. 'It's hard. You're the only one who listens to what I have to say.' Longshot dropped a gentle, comforting arm around my shoulders. 'Then speak louder, girl. Don't let them put out your spark.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“If there had been another female for him since we arrived in Salvation, I needed to cut off all her hair and beat her half to death. The strength of that impulse scared me, and I took a step back. Deuce the girl was every bit as vicious as the Huntress, it seemed”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“I found it curious that people kept animals for companionship and not food. When I'd asked Mama Oaks when she planned to cook the fat creature that slept in a basket in the kitchen, her eyes almost popped out of her head. Since then, she'd kept her pet away from me, like she suspected I meant to turn it into stew. Clearly, I had a lot to learn.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Maybe I was just one of those people who couldn't rest easy unless things went catastrophically wrong.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Did he die well?"
No, I thought. Nobody did. They just died.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“I swept down the stairs to find Fade waiting for me at the bottom. His dark eyes widened, and for the first time since I'd known him, he was speechless. He stared up at me like I was everything he ever wanted.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“If you don't tell me what's on your mind, I can't guess”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Beyond, the unknown lay before us once more, and another impossible task. The four of us emerged from the earth and turned our steps west, toward the last hope for Salvation.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“You can lick your wounds and miss me until you come searching for me... because you’re mine and I’m yours.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“My heart raced. He needs you, I thought. Don't let him down. I couldn't remember ever being so happy... or so scared.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“My common sense had already packed a bag, prepared to abandon me for the evening.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“I'm not sick, Deuce. You don't know your own charm."
My charm? I hadn't been aware I had any. It must be the dress, I thought.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“What was the good of having such a fine home if you weren't willing to fight for it?”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Stalkers lips curled into a sneer. "You won't make a move without him, huh? That's embarrassing."
"No," I said softly. "It just hurts because you wish it was you.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Stalker put his hands on my shoulders - and for a moment, his pale eyes blazed with the power of what he felt for me. The reflected head warmed me where I hadn't even know I was cold. Then his golden, spiky lashes swept down, veiling his thoughts. I shouldn't let this boy comfort me when I'd rejected him. Weakness made me selfish, but I didn't resist when he pulled me against him.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“People try to make sense of things, and if they don't know the answers, they make them up, because for some, a wrong answer is better than none.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“Edmund cleared his throat. "Pretty as a picture, isn't she?"
Fade only nodded. His hungry stare brought color to my cheeks, and I was conscious of the warmth of his fingers when he touched me. Just on the arm, but my skin was bare, and it felt shocking, intimate, too darking in front of my foster parents.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost
“I missed you." I didn't mean to tell him so, even if it was true. Admitting need felt like weakness; it demonstrated dependence and vulnerability.”
Ann Aguirre, Outpost

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