“I need to finish this quickly. The crowd blurs into the background as the bell tolls. I can see their
forms jumping up and down. They may even be screaming my name, but I hear
nothing except the thudding of my heart in my ears. I only see the small
contractions going through Butcher, giving away his movements a second before
he makes them. I feel the rhythm of his chest rising and falling, knowing he
will take a sharp breath just before striking. Sweat rolls down my face.”
“Vic knew the chances for survival were meager but she thought, what is life anyway but a series of chances, great and small. You always will lose if you don’t fight, but if you fight with all you have there is always a chance you will not lose no matter what the odds.”
“I tend to not read… well, that’s my party line anyway, that I don’t read press. But it’s hard because anywhere you go, you walk into a newsagent or a supermarket and you see that scything shot, with my top off. So that’s weird. But nothing else has changed.” - Aidan Turner for the ShortList Magazine.