Tempted (House of Night #6)

A double-edged sword
One side destroys
One releases
I am your Gordian knot
Will you release or destroy me?
Follow truth and you shall:
Find me on water
Purify me through fire
Trapped by earth nevermore
Air will whisper to you
What spirit already knows:
That even shattered
anything is possible
If you believe
Then we shall both be free.

But you don't belong here! You're dead!" I sobbed against his chest.
"Zo, babe, this is the Otherworld. It's not me who doesn't belong here-it's you.

Comfort is for the lazy and the ugly."

Aphrodite

Hey, which one of them is supposed to be your boyfriend?” Stark
asked me. Even in the terrible shape he was in, he caught my glance
with his. His voice was scratchy, and he sounded scarily weak, but
his eyes sparkled with humor.

I am!” Heath and Erik said together.

His eyes met mine and the rest of the room faded away. ?I‘m always going to keep your heart safe, even if mine has to stop beating for that to happen,? he told me softly.

How will it ever be bearable, Priestess?” His voice was rough. He sounded completely broken.

“You’ll see her again. She’s with Nyx now. She’ll either wait for you in the Goddess’s meadow, or she’ll be reborn and her soul will find you again during this lifetime. You can bear it because you know that spirit never really ends-we never really end.

If I shot an arrow and thought about an ass, would it surprise you if it hit Erik?

If I shot an arrow and thought about an ass, would it surprise you that I hit Erik?' Stark asked me in a pleasant, nonchalant voice.

If I shot an arrow and thought about an ass, would it surprise you that I hit Erik?" Stark asked me in a pleasant, nonchalant voice.

"Wouldn't surprise me," Heath said.

I’ll even let Heath help out,” he really
sounded like a pompous butt.

You’ll let me help out?” Heath snapped. “Your mom will let me
help out.

I'm sick of you cheating on me with everyone who has a dick

I've loved you for as long as I can remember, and I'm going to love you for the rest of my life.

Life is about messing up. And I'm startin' to think it wouldn't be as exciting if we were perfect.

Nerd herd, focus. You're here to help the fledglings. Dour One and Dour Two aren't important," said Aphrodite.
"Dr. Seuss reference. I like it," Stark said, giving me a check-me-out-I've-always-read-books hottie grin.
Aphrodite frowned at him.
"I said focus, not flirt.

No matter how hard I try to fight against it, my soul recognizes him,

No problem, I'll get a penguin to show us

Really? Well, you'd definitely be interested in the fact that I just read To Kill A Mockingbird."
I smiled and elbowed him. "Everyone's read that."
I've read it five times."
Nu-uh."
Yep. I can even quote parts of it."
That's bullpoopie."
And then Stark, my big, bad, macho Warrior raised his voice, put on a little girl's Southern drawl, and said, "'Uncle Jack? What's a whore-lady?'"
I do not think that's the most important quote from that book," I said, but laughed anyway.
Okay, how about: 'Ain't no snot-nosed slut of a schoolteacher ever born c'n make me do nothin.!' That one's really my favorite."
You got a twisted mind, James Stark.

There is a deep power in words that speak the truth

There's power in the truth, just like there's power in making the right choice

They're Twin-like," Shaunee said.
"Hilarious," Erin agreed.
"Shut up!" Aphrodite and Stevie Rae said together, which made the Twins convulse into laughter.

Vampyre High Council. Wasn’t clueing them in to that a little more important

We are all affected by our pasts, but it is within our power not to let what we have done dictate what we will do.

We are all affected by our pasts, but it is within our power not to let what we have done to dictate what we will do.

We are all affected by our pasts, but it is within our power not to let what we have done to dictate what we will do.

When you make mistakes, whether they are from this life or another, learn from them- then they become opportunities

Whoop-tee-fucking-do

You and I are bound. We will be each other’s salvation, or each other’s doom.