“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”
Sara B. Larson (Defy):
This is REALLY hard. But (if Damian and Rylan were no longer an option) I think I’d have to go with Hector from The Girl of Fire and Thorns series. I think he would be an excellent match for Alexa. They are so alike in so many ways, but he can be soft and caring and is so loyal and trustworthy, which she also needs since she’s had such a hard life and has a difficult time letting her guard down.
Kim Culbertson (Catch a Falling Star):
Jessa (Instructions for a Broken Heart) and Gilbert Blythe. I’d like to see that. Of course, I’d also like to see her end up with Neville Longbottom circa the seventh Harry Potter book. I’m such a sucker for devoted, loyal boys (especially when they’re good at wielding the sword of Gryffindor).
Eliot Schrefer (Threatened):
I’d set Drummer from my book Threatened up with Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. Granted, Drummer is a chimp, so it wouldn’t be a romantic connection, but Katniss is living in such a chimpanzee world—all about social inclusion and exclusion, with death as a consequence for getting the balance wrong. Since Drummer isn’t a human, he could keep Katniss company without having to be picked off during the games. And he’s a complicated but loving guy, just the sort that Katniss goes for. Bonus: he’s three times stronger than a person and incredibly loyal. If Drummer had been a character in The Hunger Games, that love triangle might never have been necessary. Just saying.
"The project, called "The Topography of Tears," captures unique moments in human experience, but there’s also a scientific reason why every tear looks so different. There are three different types of tears: basal (lubricating), reflex (responding to stimuli) and psychic (triggered by emotion). Each type of tear contains different organic substances, and the molecular makeup depends on the causative agent. For instance, emotional tears contain the neurotransmitter leucine enkephalin, a natural painkiller that the body releases to mitigate stress."
"There’s no pretending. I love you and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then. "
Sometimes when I’m alone, I take the pearl from the where it lives in my pocket and try to remember the boy with the bread, the strong arms that warded off the nightmares on the train, the kisses in the arena. To make myself put a name to the thing I’ve lost. But what’s the use. It’s gone. He’s gone.