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Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
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“No matter how interminable something feels, there is always, always an ending. Sometimes that's good, and sometimes it's bad; sometimes it's a matter of indifference, and sometimes it's heartbreaking, and your life is never the same thereafter.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“Once exposed, a secret loses all its power.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“Most people can’t stomach silence; it provides too much opportunity to think about things they prefer to avoid.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“We’re both so fucking broken that I understand our strange attraction, a push-pull magnetism born of similar scars.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“I’ve lost so many people. Some I left on purpose and never looked back. Some were taken from me, and I never said good-bye.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“I’m not a woman you bring home to Mother, pick out china patterns with, or Mary forefend, breed. I’ve seen a chunk of the universe, true, but there’s still so much more to see. I doubt I’ll ever cure this wanderlust, and I’m content with dedicating my life to failing to sate it... He’s never going to sit at my feet and write me poems, which is good because I hate poetry, except dirty ones that rhyme.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“I never knew I had the power to hurt him, only that he possessed the power to hurt me.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“You don’t know what it’s like to be alone until you’ve had someone inside your head.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“Sometimes you find your heroes in the unlikeliest places.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“Life…never gave me a chance to be soft.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“Mother Mary of Anabolic Grace, we got Teras incoming?” He levels angry blue eyes on me. “You’re a hex, lady, dark luck, powerful bad juju, ken?”
“Only to people who try to kidnap me,” I tell him sweetly, and March snorts, so I feel obliged to add, “Or rescue me…” And then Dina makes a pfft sound. “Or who travel with me…” My gaze sweeps around the darkened interior, trying to find an ally, but nobody will hold my eyes more than two seconds, it seems. “Fine, frag you all, I’m dark juju, bad luck, and you’re all doomed.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“I’m sick of asking questions everyone else already knows the answers to.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“You don’t need to be afraid of falling // when there’s someone around
to catch you.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“He's never going to sit at my feet and write me poems, which is good because I hate poetry, except dirty ones that rhyme.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“I think my head's a minefield strewn with triggers, and maybe if I survive each explosion, what emerges from the wreckage will be me, really, truly me.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“Have you ever watched a child learning to walk?
Before this week, I never had, but there's a certain grace to it. Well, if not grace, then tenacity. Fall down nine times--get up ten. And the tenth time you get where you're going, you don't stop, not for obstacles, not for other people telling you to stop. You don't listen to anything but that inner voice until you arrive where you want to be.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“There’s a hollow where he used to be, and it echoes with self-imposed loss.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“They say an interesting life leaves its mark on your face, and if that’s true,
she’s got one hell of a story.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“Through the damp fabric of my coverall, bundled in my blanket, I feel naked. Raw. He sees more than I want, more than I can bear. It’s like standing before him ... while he stares at my scars, pitiless and unmoved.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“Go to hell, March." But I'm still smiling while I say it. As I doze off again, I'm pretty sure he says,
"Been there, done that, and I'm keeping a spot warm for you, babe.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“As I dive between the legs of a big Gunnar, I see Mair wind up and slam her shockstick hard as she can between the V of another guy’s thighs. Falling, he makes a noise that I can’t say I’ve heard a human utter before, sort of like I imagine a puppy would sound being put through a juicer.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“Are you afraid of falling, baby?
No, I’m afraid of landing.
[He’s laughing, and I’m smiling.]
Stupid idiot smile, don’t you know what comes next?”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“I’m just staring at him, mouth half-open. As soon as I realize it, I find something to say, anything. “Who the hell are you?”

“March,” he tells me.

“That a name or an order?”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“Dying in our sleep won’t solve anything in the long run, even if a nihilist would argue it’s coming down the pike at some point anyway, so we might as well embrace it.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“This man's pure narcotic, delicious and addictive. Don't know how I thought I could walk away from him for good.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
tags: jax, march
“Science has proved there's nothing to the talk of ghosts and spirits, no proof anything like the soul exists. And to my mind that's an argument against the existence of an omniscient force. I think people believe whatever makes living easiest, and who am I to deny someone comfort?”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“They say you never forget your first glimpse of Gehenna. Over the tall buildings the sky swirls with orange and red, true titian, a feature of the unique atmosphere. Of course that same air would kill human beings; hence they built the entire city inside a dome. Eternal sunset, that’s why the place is so wild. You know the feeling you get, just before full dark? Sundown makes you feel like the world burgeons with possibility, and that’s Gehenna for you.
Like any other romantic notion, it’s based on bullshit, of course. Gehenna isn’t the land of eternal sunset and infinite potential. The gas in the atmosphere just makes it impossible to see the sun.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“It hurts, but then, what doesn't? Pain proves that we're alive, gives us the ability to appreciate pleasure - everything in balance, everything in its time.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
“That's what I want without you running away afterward. I want to fall asleep and know there's no place you'd rather be.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
tags: jax, march
“Maybe you can't save the world, but you'll never stop trying. It's the best thing about you.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace

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