“Do you love me?” I ask, my voice raw with emotion. “You know I do.” “No.” I shake my head and elaborate, needing him to understand. “Do you love me more than just a friend?” His Adam’s apple moves up and down as he swallows. “With everything in me.” The pain in my heart lessens. “If we didn’t share the past that we do and we were just a man and a woman, would you want to be with me?” “I’d never fuckin’ let you go.” "You’ll never convince me that I deserve you … But you were right; there’s not a man alive I trust to take care of you like I will or who will love you as much as I do."
"The universe just showed me love and grief all in the same moment. As I celebrate the love I feel for Sophie I already begin mourning the inevitable loss of it too. She doesn't understand it yet, but we will both end up dying for this love."
"Have you ever been involved in a situation where you felt like the other person needed you so they could live?" I asked. "But you couldn't stay there because they were taking the oxygen you needed to breathe?"
"I heard them before I saw them, a smile spreading across my face. The Cavalieri were here, and they sounded angry as hell. Like I'd tried to tell my father, loyalty was at the core of the organization. Loyalty did not come from blood ties."
"I've had to fight for anything I've ever had. Earn it by way of scars on my knuckles and hate in my soul."
"I was metaphorically chained to Cristiano by the power he held over the lives of the people I loved. I couldn’t run. But that didn’t mean there weren’t ways to get free of him."
"I'm the one who's going to heal all your scars, guard your body, protect your heart, be a better man than I was the day before, and love you with everything I have. Everything I am."