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Your fear remains strong. You are not ready to face your story, preferring instead to surround yourself with knots. Someday, they will strangle you.
— Maria V. Snyder —

Living is a risk,' I snapped at him. 'Every decision, every interaction, every step, every time you get out of bed in the morning, you take a risk. To survive is to know you're taking that risk and to not get out of bed clutching illusions of safety.

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But you've slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.

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In the war room, love? What if someone comes in?"
I stood and removed his shirt. "Then they'll have a good story to tell."
"Good?" He adopted the pretense of being offended.
"Prove me wrong.

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I'm glad you're here. We've had some ... interesting developments." Leif groaned. "That's Yelena-speak for life-threatening danger.

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I offer my heart, entrust my soul and give my life to you.

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Before Kiki and I headed toward the Keep, I thanked my friends.
"For what? We didn't do anything," Janco grumbled.
"For caring enough to follow my guards. And the next time, I might need the help."
"There better not be a next time," Ari said, giving me a stern look.
"How touching," Janco said, pretending to wipe his eyes.
"Get going, Yelena. I don't want you to see me cry." He faked a sniffle.
"I'm sure your ego can handle it," I said. "Or will you need to beat up some trainees to feel like a man again?"
"Very funny," he said.

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Suppressing his relief, Valek asked, "Can you please tell this Lieutenant who he has arrested?"
"Can do," Janco said with a smile. "Lieutenant Darren, let me be the first to congratulate you on capturing the elusive and legendary Kelav. He's been wanted in Ixia for years on multiple counts of espionage.

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But it seems there is more than one way to poison a person's heart, and it doesn't require a meal.

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You're better off fighting hand to hand than wielding a weapon you don't know how to use. A skilled opponent would simply disarm you. Then your troubles would be doubled. Not only would you be under attack, but you'd have to counter your own weapon

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My mind's screaming went unvoiced. Logic grabbed the panic and wrestled it to the ground.

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They actually think I would abandon the Commander. they have no concept of loyalty.

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I needed to sit down. I'd heard other people talk about having to sit down when shocked by an event or revelation and I had dismissed the notion as pure exaggeration. Little did I realize the actual physical weakness. It felt as if my bones had dissolved and my muscles could no longer support my weight.

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Knowledge, whatever the form, could be as effective as a weapon.

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Love trumps logic. And when it comes to you, love, I can be extremely irrational.

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We are searching for the same thing," Stripey said.
"How do you know?" Janco asked.
"I read his mind." The Sitian pointed to Ari. "Yours was too ... chaotic. Too many useless thoughts to wade through."
A compliment or an insult? Janco guessed compliment and preened.

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A full-out rebellion would take a major amount of luck and coordination. The Tech Nos and Domotor looked at me, waiting. No one else would be able to organize both sides. I drew in a deep breath. We had the technology, the intelligence and the people-put enough sheep together and you have a herd, a force to be reckoned with. We needed a leader.

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Leif: Getting killed would have been easier. No guilt. No worries. No fear. Caring for someone is terrible and wonderful. I don't know if I have the strength to do it for another. How do you deal with it?
Yelena: I focus on the wonderful parts and suffer through the terrible parts, knowing it will end eventually.

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But how many times can you upset someone and still return to normal? Isn't there a point when the person gives up on you?

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It's the problem with mistakes, they tend to linger.

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Only one way to find out

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There might be plenty of rainy days, but those perfect ones will make all the memories of rain disappear.

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You said I was afraid to come back to the Keep. Well-" I spread my arms wide, flinging drops of water onto Leif's green tunic "-here I am."
"You are here. I'll grant you that. But are you unafraid?"
"I already have a mother and a Story Weaver. Your job is to be the annoying older brother. Stick to what you know."
"Ohhh. I've hit a nerve.

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