Person: Why on earth do you fall in love with fictional characters rather that real boys?
  • Jem Carstairs:I can offer you my life, but it is a short life; I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many more beats it shall sustain. But I love you enough to hope that you wil not care that I am being selfish in trying to make the rest of my life - whatever length - happy, by spending it with you. I want to be married to you, Tessa. I want it more than I have ever wanted anything else in my life.
  • Augustus Waters:I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.
  • Maxon Schreave:I want everything with you, America. I want the holidays and the birthdays, the busy seasons and lazy weekends. I want peanut butter fingerprints on my desk. I want inside jokes and fights and everything. I want a life with you.
  • Will Herondale:Marry me. Marry me, Tess. Marry me and be Tessa Herondale. Or be Tessa Gray, or be whatever you wish to call yourself, but marry me and stay with me and never leave me, for I cannot bear another day of my life to go by that does not have you in it.
  • Dimitri Belikov:I love you, Roza. I'll always be here for you. I'm not going to let anything happen to you.
  • Ian O'Shea:I held you in my hands, Wanderer, and you were beautiful.
  • Percy Jackson:The world was collapsing, and the only thing that mattered to me was that she was alive.
  • Patch Capriano:I missed you, Angel. Not one day went by that I didn't feel you missing from my life.
  • Ethan Wate:I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I'll never love you any less than I do, right this second.
  • Tobias Eaton:I might be in love with you, but I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you.
  • Jace Herondale:I love you, and I will love you until I die and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.
  • Peeta Mellark:My nightmares are usually about losing you.
  • Real boys:...
  • Real boys:...
  • Real boys:...
  • Real boys:... nice butt

“I’m in love with you,” he said quietly.

“Augustus,” I said.

“I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.

—  The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Fictional character: *dies*
Me: Nahh he’s okay
Show: *shows lifeless character in the floor*
Me: Everything’s fine. He’s alive.
Show: *character’s funeral*
Me: …
Me: He’ll be fine :)

8

There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. 

                 You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.