born warrior

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The Night Court - Inner Circle ~ The court of dreams

“The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. The bastard born warriors, the Illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares. And the huntress with an artist’s soul.”

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They are all convinced she is a princess queen. Val Daenerys looked the part and rode as if she had been born on horseback. A warrior princess queen, Jon decided, not some willowy creature who sits up in a tower, brushing her hair and waiting for some knight to rescue her.

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The Court of Dreams

“The bastard- born warriors, the Illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares…And the huntress with an artist’s soul.”

CREDIT!!!! Rhysand - @pojainter
Feyre - @charliebowater
Amren - @projectnelm
Mor - @starofvelaris
Azriel - @projectnelm
Cassian - @merwild

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Cassian had been born for this.
These fields, this chaos and brutality and calculation.
Three soldiers were brave or stupid enough to try to charge him. Cassian had them down and dying with four maneuvers.

“Holy Mother,” I breathed.

That was who had been training me. Why Fae trembled at his name. Why the high-born Illyrian warriors had been jealous enough to want him dead.

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Cassian had been born for this—these fields, this chaos and brutality and calculation. That was who had been training me. Why Fae trembled at his name. Why the high-born Illyrian warriors had been jealous enough to want him dead.

“For him, that’s what battle is. A symphony.”

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YA LIT MEME: [3/7] friendships
↳ the court of dreams

the people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. the bastard-born warriors, the illyrian half-breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares… and the huntress with an artist’s soul.

The Court of Dreams. The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. The bastard- born warriors, the Illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares…And the huntress with an artist’s soul.”

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YA Lit Meme ➝ A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas
“The Court of Dreams. The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. The bastard- born warriors, the Illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares…And the huntress with an artist’s soul.”

I was told once that I’m half sunshine, half storm
that I can change the universe with my faith
that I can challenge the rules with my will


and the stars that I spend eons writing about
they don’t carry a fraction of what I can do


because I was born a miracle
and I was born a warrior 
and those parts of me still rest inside in my bones


so yes, I am made up of blood and of stories and most of all of courage
you will never be able to shackle me to the ground


because I
I was made to fly, I was made to conquer 
so that’s what I’ll do

—  And Kindness Will Always Run Through by Abby S

I want to talk about what Rhys says about Cassian here because I haven’t seen it mentioned before (although I’m sure it probably has, because this fandom misses nothing) and it just says so much about the type of person Cassian is.

I mean he’s a born and bred warrior, honed from a young age to fight and kill. Is one of the most powerful Illyrian’s of all time, is the commander of Rhys’ armies, has fought in centuries worth of battles and wouldn’t for one second hesitate to kill anyone who harmed his family or any innocent (which is another thing I love about him!).

But he doesn’t enjoy killing, doesn’t take any pleasure or glory in it. He even mourns the death of people he’s killed. Because no matter how good or bad they may have been their lives meant something. And to take a life takes a little bit of your soul. No matter how battle hardened Cassian might be he still feels that impact on his soul. Death still has an affect on him, even when it would be so easy after so many years of killing to lose his humanity, to become hardened to its effects and stop caring, stop feeling. Yet he remains so incredibly kind hearted despite everything! I just think this one little sentence speaks so highly of Cassian’s character and I love him so much!

On the subject of Klingon therapy and the fact that they treat it like going into battle (only the battle is against yourself): warriors aren’t born.  They have to go through lots of training from a young age.  Therapy would become the learning place where you get the tools and knowledge and are taught ways to win your battles when you aren’t in the middle of them.

It would make sense, then, that therapists are people who know the fight, just like battle training is done by skilled warriors.  Thus, in the Klingon Empire, most of the therapists have mental illnesses.