never fade

“You’ve been avoiding me,” he says softly.

It’s not a question, it’s a statement.

“I know.”

Her eyes are on the tarmac and then on the constellations, but never on his face.

“Why?”

That makes her stop. She inhales a deep breath but regrets it a second later because now she can only smell him. Him, him, him.

“Because it hurts to be around you and not have you.”

Now it’s his turn to stop because the words are there now, separating him even further from her.

“I’m sorry.”

He can tell it’s not enough. Sorry is never enough.

“It’s fine, I’m sure it’ll get easier.”

She’s lying. He knows it and so does she. But neither of them say anything because it could never make a difference. Words will never be enough.

—  Denial is a heart’s best armour, 20/09/2015
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The Darkest Minds series to be released next year with new covers and bonus content

Alexandra Bracken revealed the brand new covers for the new editions of The Darkest Minds series that will be released next year and the results of The Darkest Vote (the short story fans want to read the most in each book): 

  • The Darkest Minds: story centered on Liam’s time with the Children League
  • Never Fade: Vida’s backstory pre-League 
  • In the Afterlight: Clancy’s backstory 

Through the Dark, a collection of the three novellas In Time, Sparks Rise and Beyond the Night, is also being released with a new cover and bonus content, which is going to be revealed soon.

The new editions will be released on January 2, 2018.

Sources: Alexandra Bracken’s newsletter, AB’s Instagram.

@thebootydiaries I did lil’ drawing of you ଘ(੭*ˊᵕˋ)੭*

Maybe we would have been beautiful. Or maybe we would have been a catastrophe. But we couldn’t have been a beautiful catastrophe because they only exist in poems and we were anything but poetic.
—  These maybes are going to kill me, 16/10/2015
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the black betty crew™

And last before the winner’s prices, here’s Ruby Daly cause I just wanted to redraw her so bad!