I look away from her and around the room, take notice of the pictures on the high parts of the wall--painted cardboard cutouts inside boxes. It's Alice big and small. The Queen of Hearts. The White Rabbit. The Walrus and the falling Humpty Dumpty. Tweedledum and Tweedledee. -- PG. 74
Listening to the soft cadence of her breath, he remembered something she'd once shared about being lonely with her ex-husband. She'd said that even when Peter was sitting right next to her or lying next to her in bed, she was often lonely in the relationship. They'd vowed to never let that happen to them. Yet here in the dark of night with the woman he'd waited so long to find sleeping right next to him, Nick was lonelier than he'd ever been in his life.
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She hissed in shock. "You're certain?"
"Ma enfant, did I not just prove my skills?"
Jaelyn didn't truly doubt him. It was growingly obvious the tiny gargoyle harbored unknown depths. But...hell. This was a complication she didn't need.
"I've never heard of a dog being a magic-user," she muttered. -- PG. 149