“Did you ever love me?”

Maxon looked into my eyes, and I wondered if he could see it there. All the emotions I’d fought because I thought he was something he wasn’t, all the feelings I never wanted to put a name on. I ducked my head. 

     “I know that when I thought you were responsible for hurting Marlee, it crushed me. Not just because it happened, but because I didn’t want to think of you as that kind of person. I know that when you talk about Kriss or when I think about you kissing Celeste… I’m so jealous I can hardly breathe. And I know that when we talked on Halloween, I was thinking about our future. And I was happy. I know if you had asked, I would have said yes.” Those last words were a whisper, almost too difficult to think about. “I also know that I never knew how to feel about you dating other people or being a prince. Even with everything you told me tonight, I think there are pieces of yourself that you will always guard… But, with all that …”

 I nodded. I couldn’t say the words aloud. If I did, how would I be able to leave?

  “Thank you,” he whispered. “At least I can know for certain that, for one brief moment of our time together, you and I felt the same thing.”

Crown Princes of YA, in Conversation
  • Maxon Schreave (The Selection):It's so hard when your father has unrealistic expectations of you and the girl you're in love with can help but break all the laws and be incredibly frustating.
  • Prince Kai (TLC):I feel that. The girl of my dreams is a fugitive who just fled the country and is now considered an interplanetary terrorist.
  • Maxon Schreave:That's rough buddy.
  • Prine Kai:But wait, now she's decided to kidnap me from my own wedding and the whole world has descended into war.
  • Maxon Schreave:*sweating* Oh, um, well... *turns to Dorian* how about you?
  • Dorian Havilliard (TOG):The first girl I felt seriously about broke up with me and fell in love with my best friend. My father just beheaded my last girlfriend who I loved very much in front of my eyes and now he's forced me into servitude under the command of a magical collar that makes me forget my own name.
  • Maxon Schreave:Oh well.. my father beat me before he died and I got to marry the girl of my dreams and live happily ever after.
  • Prince Kai:*halfheartedly* That's rough, buddy.

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Kiera Cameron (Continuum)

I think about him every day. Every move I make, I wonder: does this hurt him? Am I harming him? And then it gets worse. I love him so much, and I don’t even know if he lives. […] Because I left him. I didn’t even say goodbye. You know how kids are, they- No, you don’t. So I’ll tell you. They always think it’s their fault. I’m the one that left. That died. And I know that Sam lies awake in bed every night thinking that there was something he could have done to keep me from going to work that day.


It was impossible. I had to choose. Aspen or MaxonBut how was I supposed to decide between two good possibilities? How could I make a choice that would leave some part of me devastated either way? I comforted myself with the thought that I still had time.

I still had time.


Could he feel it, too? Maxon broke the kiss and looked at me.
“You’re so pretty when you are a mess.”
I laughed nervously.
“Thank you. For that and for the rain and for not giving up.”
He ran his fingers along my cheek and nose and chin.
“You’re worth it. I don’t think that you get that. You’re worth it to me


↳ The Selection Meme:

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August Maturo as Gerad Singer

I went to grab my shoes as I’d been instructed, but I stopped short at Gerad’s room. He was staring at a blank cnvas, looking frustrated. We kept rotating through options with Gerad, but none of them were sticking. One look at the battered soccer ball in the corner or the second-hand microscope we’d inherited as a payment one Christmas, and it was obvious his heart just wasn’t in the arts.