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Kitty sighed. "It's worth looking into." She pointed at the nearest computer. "Ed, I need your Google-fu."
~ Get Dirty (Don't Get Mad #2) by Gretchen McNeil, Kindle Location 282 (ARC)
"What about the one that just arrived?" Sylvia asked looking up and meeting my eyes. "The one who came when you weren't expecting?"
"Lie," Tobias said.
"Lie," Ivy said. "Tell her he's a ballet dancer or something."
"J.C.," I said instead, "is ex-Navy SEAL. He helps me with that sort of thing."
"That sort of thing?"
"Security situations. Covert operations. Any time I might be in danger."
"Does he tell you to kill people?"
"It's not like that. Okay, well, it is kind of like that. But he's usually joking."
~ Skin Deep (Legion #2) by Brandon Sanderson, AudioBook
People are always worried about what's happening next. They often find it difficult to stand still, to occupy the now without worrying about the future. People are generally not satisfied with what they have; they are very concerned with what they are going to have. A dog can almost power down his psyche and slow his anticipatory metabolism, like David Blaine attempting to set the record for holding his breath at the bottom of a swimming pool -- the tempo of the world around him simply changes.
~ The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, pg. 188
"...Even though this is an arrangement neither one of us might have chosen, it's something I take very seriously. You're not just any girl; you're the princess. It's my sole duty now to protect you. So wherever you run off to, you can be certain of one very important thing."
She waited, her breath catching at the intense way the handsome young guard watched her. "And what's that?"
When he smiled, the look was equally menacing and enticing. "I will find you."
~ Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes, pg. 93