That’s what he said is hosted by chapterbreak.net! Every Thursday we post a favorite line from our book boyfriend to his heroine.
Helloooooo! My favorite meme of the week is here! Like every week I have a specific book boyfriend in mind whose quotes I want to share with you and of course I change it at the last minute, don’t ask me why, I don’t know, I have so many, it’s like they’re battling for a spot. I’ll stop now. This week’s book boyfriend is Dimitri Belikov from the The Vampire Academy series! I love vampire books and I love forbidden love stories and this series combines the two so nicely, if you haven’t read it you should!
“She was right about something else too,ʺ Dimitri said after a long pause. My back was to him, but there was a strange quality to his voice that made me turn around.
ʺWhatʹs that?ʺ I asked.
ʺThat I do still love you.ʺ With that one sentence, everything in the universe changed. Time slowed to one heartbeat. The world became his eyes, his voice. This wasnʹt happening. It wasnʹt real. None of it could be real. It felt like a spirit dream. I resisted the urge to close my eyes and see if Iʹd wake up moments later. No. No matter how unbelievable it all seemed, this was no dream. This was real. This was life. This was flesh and blood.
ʺSince . . . since when?ʺ I finally managed to ask.
ʺSince . . . forever.ʺ His tone implied the answer was obvious. ʺI denied it when I was restored. I had no room for anything in my heart except guilt. I especially felt guilty about you—what Iʹd done—and I pushed you away. I put up a wall to keep you safe. It worked for a while—until my heart finally started accepting other emotions. And it all came back. Everything I felt for you. It had never left; it was just hidden from me until I was ready. And again . . . that alley was the turning point. I looked at you . . . saw your goodness, your hope, and your faith. Those are what make you beautiful. So, so beautiful.”
“That’s part of it.” He said. “But also, well, you and I will be both be Lissa’s guardians someday, I need to protect her. If a pack of Strigoi come, I need to throw my body between them and her.”
Rose: “I know that. Of course that’s what you have to do.”
Dimitri: “No. If I let myself love you, I won’t throw myself in front of her. I’ll throw myself in front of you”
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Until next time!