“She thought of the hardness and the coldness she had cultivated over those years and wondered if they were the mask she wore or if the mask had become her self. If the longing inside her for kindness, for warmth, for compassion, was the last seed of hope for her, she didn’t know how to nurture it or if it could live.”
“I have seen him jump across atriums four stories above the ground, a distance that would make your blood freeze, and I heard him once confess that he sometimes thinks the distance is beyond him.”
– The King of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner
My entry for the Thick as Thieves ARC Contest!!! I really love this quote because I think the first time I read it, I just envisioned such a breathtaking jump from Gen, and ever since then I’ve wanted to see him jump again.