and suddenly i see what he means when he calls her beautiful. she’s not pretty in the traditional sense of the word, but suddenly it seems like she is. it seems like just by looking at her, i can see everything good about her - her strength, her resilience, her empathy, her loyalty, her compassion, and it’s like a mind trick that smooths over her imperfections and enhances them to be beautiful. suddenly i am seeing how her big eyes make for a doe-eyed smile and her short hair reflects the sunlight and suddenly i am seeing why he looks at her like a dying man.
— // lily rose.