Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness #2)

All thoughts of who may or may not be my family vanish when I look into his green eyes, because he’s my family. My home.

are you going to let me fuck you or are just going to do it all on your own, standing from there?

Because walking away isn't that simple anymore, and even if it was, I wouldn't let her.

Blake, I feel like I’ve spent an eternity declaring my love for you and maybe I have. Hell, I’m sure I’ve been doing that for centuries. And as difficult as you can be, as stubborn as you are, and as big of a pain in my ass as you are, I wouldn’t want to spend any of my time in any lifetime chasing after anybody else. You’re it for me. You always have been and always will be.

Blake, your past is my past, your present is my present, and your future is my future. I bear the weight of everything that happens in your life. How can you not see that?

Do you think love conquers all?” I ask quietly.
“I hope so. If it doesn’t, we’re all doomed.

I can't tell you what love is, I really don't know that there's a concrete definition for it. But I can tell you what love is to me. When I was younger it was the way I got butterflies in the pit of my stomach every time your name was mentioned, it was the way my mind only wanted to think of you; daydream of you. The way I yearned for you and laughed louder when I was with you. You made me feel safe, cherished and happy despite my unhappiness. (...) Love is knowing that one day when I'm old and my body aches, my heart won't, because I'll be with you.

I loved you then, I love you now, and I’ll love you always. You’ve always been it for me, Blake.

I love you for loving me, and I love you for allowing me to love you. I love you to the moon and back. Forever.

Love always tries, and I never stopped.

No, I was not involved with Blake. You are not just involved with the person that causes your world to make sense. You live for that person. You breathe for that person. So no, involved, is not the word I would use to describe my relationship with Blake.
Blake is everything to me. She’s not somebody I’m involved with, she is my reason, my everything.

She fixed me and broke me all at once.

Thank you, Cole for teaching me what love feels like. And most of all thank you for never giving up on me even when I was ready to give up on myself.

That’s all I am, Aim. A ghost of myself. I don’t even know who I am without her.

We’re just two broken people in love trying to heal each other, and despite everything, we don’t want to be with anybody else.

Your pain is mine, let me carry it with you, for you – I don’t care as long as you’re with me