“'They’re here because of me.’
‘No.’ Yami’s grandfather touched my arm.
I looked down, startled.
He drew a sharp breath. His face twisted in pain, but his eyes stayed bright and alert.
'They’re here because they’re evil.’ His voice was a low rasp. 'You fight these creatures, yes?’ I nodded.
'If you did not fight them, do you think they would leave us alone? Do you think they would stay away from this place and never hurt us? No. They would come. They would take our land, destroy our home. Our life would be gone forever. This I know.’ He swallowed. 'Do everything you can, and anything you must.’ He closed his eyes. 'I only wish I could help.’
I touched his cheek. 'You already have,’ I said.”
- Book #44: The Unexpected (Cassie), pg. 119 (by K.A. Applegate)