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Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2) Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
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“Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“What does it mean when nightmares dream of peace? When shadows wish for light?”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“Talking won't change it. But sometimes it was what she wanted most, to tell someone; often, though, she just wanted to escape those horrid feelings, to escape herself, so there was no pain, no fear, no ugliness.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“He was an answer to a question she'd forgotten to ask.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“Do you ever wonder if what you look at is the same thing everyone else is seeing?'
He went even stiller at her side. 'Sometimes I'm sure it isn't the same...but that's not so bad is it? Seeing the world in a different way?'
Creative vision creates art' he motioned around the gallery 'that shows the rest of the world a new angle. That's a beautiful thing.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“We are what we are, neither a good or as bad as others paint us. And what we are doesn't change how truly we feel, only how free we are to follow those feelings.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“I'd stop anyone from taking that smile from you. I would, if I were allowed.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
tags: love
“He didn't slam the door, didn't rage, didn't weep, he simply left.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“It was the only way he knew to protect the court, the faery, and the only mortal who'd ever mattered to him.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“I need to check in with Seth before I--" he burrowed his face into the side of her neck, his breath almost painfully warm on her throat--"give in to my unconscionable desire to put my hands on you properly.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“In the end mortals always expired before faeries. They were such finite creatures. Their first heartbeat and breath were but a blink from death. To add the weight of nourishing his insatiable court in a time of peace was to hasten that unconscionably.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“Going backwards is never an option.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“And sometimes you meet someone who doesn't see you any differently if you tell them. That is everything.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“Leslie?" Irial whispered. "What are you doing?"
"Choosing."
Tears were soaking the blanket under Leslie's face.
"I'm mine. Not anyone else's."
"I'm still yours, though. That won't ever change, Shadow Girl." And then he was gone, and her emotions crashed over her.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“-"You won't like me if I'm cruel."
-"I don't like you now."
-"We don't lie."
-"I'm mortal, Irial. I can lie all I want to.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“She turned so they were face-to-face and gave him back the words he'd offered her their first night together: "I survived. Isn't that what matters?”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“Belief is a powerful thing. If you believe you can…”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“I'm mine. Not anyone else's.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“You're not weak at all. Wounded, but that's nothing to be ashamed of.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“She wanted something she didn't have words for- peace, numbness, something.
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“Safe wasn't quite what appealed to her right then. Safe wasn't how she felt. Invincible, in control, powerful- those words felt closer to true.
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“He'd given her his vow: to take care of her, to keep her from hurt or pain, from wanting for anything. Her leaving didn't negate his promises; they weren't conditional.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“It wasn't the tattoo that had changed her, had given her repossession of her body. It was her actions, her choices. It was finding the path when it looked like there weren't any paths to be found.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“You need to face what you're running from ”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“to not act is a choice too ”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“-"Leslie? What are you doing?"
-"Choosing. I'm mine. Not anyone else's."
-"I'm still yours, though. That won't ever change, Shadow Girl.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“Maybe the girl would get strong enough to withstand an ink exchange with one of the chosen faeries. If not, he could always give her to one of the weaker fey. It seemed a shame to waste a lovely broken toy.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“Getting ink felt right, like it would help her put her life in order, to move forwards. It was her body, despite the things that'd been done to it, and she wanted to claim it, to own it, to prove that to herself. She knew it wasn't magic, but the idea of writing her own identity felt like the closest she could get to reclaiming her life. Sometimes there's power in the act; sometimes there's strength in words. She wanted to find an image that represented those things she was feeling, to etch it on her skin as tangible proof of her decision to change.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“She might scream when the nightmares found her, but not by choice, not when she was awake.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange
“I did survive. I still am. And it won't happen again.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange

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