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Cruel Beauty

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Дафна Вандер
Дафна Вандерje citiralaпрошле године
Then I thought, I do not have time for such things.
Дафна Вандер
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And that was how I ended up with the Gentle Lord in my bed, his head resting in my lap.
Дафна Вандер
Дафна Вандерje citiralaпрошле године
I felt strong and proud and beautiful as I strode down the hallway.
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
Go. You cannot bear this much kindness.
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
The darkness and the shadows, they both have it in their hearts and they deserve to have nothing else.
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
“You touch another woman and I’ll cut your hands off,” I snapped.
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
ones who come sad-eyed and guilty—they weep to the gods that they are sinners, but in their hearts they believe their need is so special that it justifies any sin, that they are heroes for losing all their righteousness and paying with their souls.”
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
The man agreed. His wife lived, but she was bedridden ever after and drove him half-mad with complaints.
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
blinked at him. “What’s that?”

“Oh, don’t bother looking innocent. I could draw your sigils for you.”

“Then why did you bring me here?”

“It’s pretty.”
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
“Is that why you take wives? So they’ll look pretty, all laid out in a row?”
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
She was brave enough to risk anything for what she wanted, and she knew a little too much of the truth.”
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
Prometheus got what he wanted: Pandora’s daughters remained behind and the race of men continued. And Pandora got what she wanted: she never died, but became exactly like Prometheus, for they were both trapped in eternal torment.”
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
for she would die soon in any case, and he thought it better to let her live out her days with another mortal
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
But Zeus had made Pandora’s face as lovely as the dawn and her soul as wandering as the wind
babylon
babylonje citiraoпре 2 године
“If there’s one thing I’ve learnt as the Lord of Bargains, it’s that knowing the truth is not always a kindness.”
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