"Rose: “Wait. You think I’m going to die? That’s why you slept with me?”
Dimitri: ” No, no, of course not. I did what I did because… believe me, it wasn’t because of that. Regardless of the specifics- or if it`s even true- she (Rhonda) was right about how easily things can change. We try to do what`s right, or rather, what others say is right. But sometimes, when that goes against who we are… you have to choose. Even before the Strigoi attack, as I watched all the problems you were struggling with, I realized how much you mean to me. It changed everything. I was worried about you- so, so worried. You have no idea. And it became useless to try to act I could ever put any Moroi life above yours. It`s not going to happen, no matter how wrong others say it is. And so i decided that`s something I have to deal with. Once I made that decision… there was nothing to hold us back. Well, to hold me back. I`m speaking for myself. I don`t mean to act like I know exactly why you did it.”
Rose: ” I did it because I love you,” I said, like it was the most obvious thing in the world. And really, it was.
Dimitri: “You can sum up in one sentence what it takes me a whole speech to get out.”
Rose: “Because it`s that simple. I love you, and I don`t want to keep pretending that I don`t.”
- Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov, Shadow Kiss"
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