gary of naxen

  • Myles: Good work.
  • Alanna: Thanks Dad.
  • Myles: ...
  • Alanna: Why is everyone staring at me?
  • Gary: You just called Myles ‘Dad’. You said ‘Thanks, Dad’.
  • Alanna: What? No, I didn’t. I said ‘Thanks, man.’
  • Myles: Do you see me as a father figure, Alan?
  • Alanna: No, if anything I see you as a bother figure, ‘cause you’re always bothering me!
  • Raoul: Hey! Show your father some respect!
  • Thayet: Alanna, you deserve the best, and you’ve found it. And George – don’t you dare hurt her!
  • George: *laughs* I won’t.
  • Jon: Don’t laugh. She means it.
  • George: I-I won’t!
  • Myles: Seriously son, don’t hurt her.
  • George: Okay, I’m not planning on hurting her!
  • Raoul: You better not be!
  • George: I’m not!
  • Buri: Hey George, you best watch yourself.
  • George: Why would any of you think I would hurt Alanna, you’re all my friends too!
  • Gary: Eh…
My life at the moment wrapped up nicely in this quote

“Ah,“ Gary said dreamily. ” ‘Free time.’ I’ve heard about that. Don’t fool yourself, Fire-Top. What with extra hours of lessons for punishments, and the extra work you get every day, free time is an illusion. It’s what you  get when you die and the gods reward you for a life spent working from dawn until midnight…–Gary of Naxen from Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce