A Guide to Female YA Leads
  • Clary Fray:Imma do the thing
  • Literally anyone:Don't do the thing
  • Clary:I'm sorry did I fucking ask you?
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  • Aelin Ashryver:Imma do the thing
  • Someone:Don't do the thing
  • Aelin:Fine
  • Aelin:*whispers* Imma do it later
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  • Alina Starkov:Imma do the thing
  • Mal:Don't do the thing
  • Alina:Why not?
  • Mal:*gives reason*
  • Alina:Hmm. Good point.
  • The Darkling:Hello
  • Alina:Imma do the thing
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  • Juliette Ferrars:Imma do the thing
  • Someone:Are you sure you can?
  • Juliette:*stares*
  • Juliette:*rips a car apart with her bare hands*
  • Someone:Yeah nevermind forget I said anything
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  • Ruby Daly:Imma do the thing
  • Liam:Don't do the thing
  • Ruby:Liam, leave this to the big kids, okay?
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  • Adelina Amourteru:Imma do the thing
  • Someone:Don't do the thing
  • Adelina:Why not?
  • Someone:Um, because it's morally abhorrent, blatantly disregards every law ever, and will likely end in death?
  • Adelina:
  • Adelina:
  • Adelina:your point being...?
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  • America Singer:Hey, Maxon, let's say I, hypothetically, were to do the thing...
  • Maxon:Please don't do the thing
  • America:Okay, so let's say I, hypothetically, did the thing 20 minutes ago...
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  • Penryn Young:Imma do the thing
  • Angels:Don't do the thing
  • Penryn:IMMA DO THE THING
  • Humans:Don't do the thing
  • Penryn:...maybe do the thing
  • Raffe:Don't do the thing
  • Penryn:Imma do the thing
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  • Tris Prior:Imma do the thing
  • Someone:Don't do the thing
  • Tris:*makes direct eye contact, promises she won't do the thing, then does the thing*
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  • Linh Cinder:Imma do the thing
  • Someone:Don't do the thing
  • Cinder:Look me dead in the eye and tell me that you think I'm doing this because I feel like it. I dare you. I fucking dare you.
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Book ladies: part two,  /part one/

Finally surfaced above doubts
Feeling above this, she came around
Cause she’s a goddess, finally saw this
And now you’re back, trying to claim her
Cause she’s gone and now without her
You’re all alone, cause she’s a goddess
You shoulda saw this

2

Black is the color of a child’s still, empty bedroom. The heaviest hour of night-the one that traps you in your bunk, suffocating in another nightmare. It is a uniform stretched over the broad shoulders of an angry young man. Black is the mud, the lidless eye watching your every breath, the low vibrations of the fence that stretches up to tear at the sky.
It is a road. A forgotten night sky broken up by faded stars.
It is the barrel of a new gun, leveled at your heart.
The color of Chubs’s hair, Liam’s bruises, Zu’s eyes.
Black is a promise of tomorrow, bled dry from lies and hate.
Betrayal.
I see it in the face of a broken compass, feel it in the numbing grip of grief.
I run, but it is my shadow. Chasing, devouring, polluting. It is the button that should never have been pushed, the door that shouldn’t have opened, the dried blood that couldn’t be washed away. It is the charred remains of buildings. The car hidden in the forest, waiting. It is the smoke.
It is the fire.
The spark.
Black is the color of memory.