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Alexander smoked and watched her from his tree stump bench. What are you doing? she would ask him.
Nothing, he would reply. Nothing but growing my pain into madness. -- Paullina Simons
Do you remember what you're supposed to do now? Kiss the palm of your hand and press it against your heart. -- Paullina Simons
These three things:the smell of Shepelevo, the smell of the Metro and the taste of creme brulee ice cream. The essence of my childhood in Russia. -- Paullina Simons
I love you breathlessly, my amazing man. -- Paullina Simons
No! he wanted to cry out. No, Tania, please come back. What can I leave her with, what can I say, what one word can I leave with her, for her? What one word for my wife?
"Tatiasha," Alexander called after her. God, what was the curator's name ... ?
She glanced back.
"Remember Orbeli- -- Paullina Simons
Will you remember that? Anywhere you are, if you can look up and find Perseus in the sky, find that smile, and hear the galactic wind whisper your name, you'll know that it's me, calling for you ... calling you back to Lazarevo. (Alexander) -- Paullina Simons
We'll meet again in Lvov, my love and I ... Tatiana hums, eating her ice cream, in our Leningrad, in jasmine June, near Fontanka, the Neva, the Summer Garden, where we are forever young. -- Paullina Simons
And then, because she was Tatiana and because she couldn't help herself, and because he wouldn't have it any other way, she ran to him and was in his arms. -- Paullina Simons
Tania." Her voice was soothing. "There is a second love. And a third love. And if you're lucky, a fourth and a fifth, too. -- Paullina Simons
She knew that alexander was sitting on the bench by the house slightly behind her, and that he was watching her. he was doing that more and more often. Watching her as he smoked. And smoked. And smoked. -- Paullina Simons
Tania, there is so much still ahead of you. Be patient with life -- Paullina Simons
Marx himself wrote that capitalism produces above all its own gravediggers. Do you think that perhaps he wasn't talking about capitalism? -- Paullina Simons
All grimy and sweaty, Alexander drew her to him, his palms on her back, and bending to her and tilting his head, whispered into her mouth, Tatiasha, I know you won't believe this, but if I'm looking at the sheets when I'm making love to you, we've got a bigger problem than what damn color they are. -- Paullina Simons
Alexander looked into the barrel of one of the guns. He blinked.
O God, please look after Tania all alone in the world. -- Paullina Simons
They came with their children, for no one left the children behind - it was for the children they had come, wanting to give them the halls of American, the streets, the seasons, the New York of America. -- Paullina Simons
They say, he's mine, and you say, all right, all right, he's yours, of course, take him. Nothing matters to me at all. Not me, not my food, not my bread, not my life, and not him either, nothing matters to me." "I ,Tatiana, fight for nothing -- Paullina Simons
All good things come to those who wait. -- Paullina Simons
Tatiana, I love you. Do you hear me? I love you like I've never loved anyone in my whole life. Now, get up. For me, Tatia. For me, please get up and go take care of your sister. Go on. And I'll take care of you. His lips kissed her cheek. -- Paullina Simons
Tatia, let me take care of you. He stopped and took a breath. -- Paullina Simons
He is just protective over me-" "Not protective, Tania. Consumed. -- Paullina Simons
Dear God, Tatiana prayed in bed that night, turning to the wall and pulling the white sheet and the thin brown blanket over herself. If You are there somewhere, please teach me how to hide what I never knew how to show. -- Paullina Simons
Tatiana had imagined her Alexander since she was a child, before she believed that someone like him was even possible. When she was a little girl, she dreamed of a fine world in which a good man walked its winding roads, perhaps somewhere in his wandering soul searching for her. -- Paullina Simons
I wish I could spend six years writing one novel. -- Paullina Simons
I tend to be a great optimist when it comes to the United States and the American way of life, I think precisely because I wasn't born into it. -- Paullina Simons
If I can live through this, he thought, I can live through anything. If I can live through this, I WILL live through anything. -- Paullina Simons
I was blinded by stupidity for a brief moment in our life, for a flicker in the eternity in which you and I live, and I stumbled. -- Paullina Simons
Please don't die," she whispered. "I don't think I can bury
you. I already buried everyone else."
"How can I die," Alexander said, his voice breaking, "when you
have poured your immortal blood into me? -- Paullina Simons
It wasn't this soldier's uniform that affected her, and it wasn't his looks. It was the way he had stared at her from across the street, separated from her by ten meters of concrete, a bus, and the electric wires of the tram line. -- Paullina Simons
I want amnesia! I want a fucking lobotomy. Could I please never think again? Look what's happened to us, us, Tania. Don't you remember how we used to be? Just look what's happened. -- Paullina Simons
I didn't know how to live my life, and suddenly I was thrust into it and had no choice but to live it. -- Paullina Simons
Never forget where you came from, Gina Attaviano, Alessandro said to her before he died. Then it will always be easy. -- Paullina Simons
She was entrenched. She had dug a trench all around herself called Alexander , and she couldn't leave. -- Paullina Simons
I know what keeping a promise means." "No, you only know what making a promise means," Alexander said. "You are very good at making the promise. It's keeping the promise you have a problem with. -- Paullina Simons
Tania, you are my miracle, you know that, don't you? You are the one God send me to give me faith.-He paused- He sent you to redeem me, to confort me, and to heal me-and that's just so far. -- Paullina Simons
How do you manage?" she asked in a low voice. "How do you manage to carry your weapon, to stand guard, to go and fight, to be strong for all of us?"
"I give you," said Alexander, glancing at her, "what you need most from me. -- Paullina Simons
This Zippo read, 'Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil.. for I'm the baddest motherfucker in the valley. -- Paullina Simons
Breathing in Shepelevo was like hitting the right note on the piano. There was only one note. When I was young, Shepelevo was the smell of nettles, of salted smoked fish, of fresh water from the Gulf of Finland, and of burning firewood, all wrapped up in one Shepelevo. -- Paullina Simons
He heard bombs exploding like fireworks, and as if in a dream his father's face flashed before him, wanting to know what Alexander was doing near death's door before it was his time. He said, Dad, I'm going for her. -- Paullina Simons
Alexander tilted his head and kissed her deeply on the lips. He let go of her hands, and she wrapped her arms around his neck, pressing herself against him. They kissed as if in a fever ... they kissed as if the breath were leaving their bodies. -- Paullina Simons
Emotion was pressing hard on her chest, making it difficult for her to breathe. I don't need to breathe now, she thought. I've breathed all my life. -- Paullina Simons
Harry nearly prayed it wasn't one of her friends who smelled like the beach and books and brine. He inhaled when they stopped for the light, and was simultaneously relieved and agitated to realize, no, it was her. -- Paullina Simons
What a prison you have set up for me with your first love."
She put her arms tighter around him and said teasingly, "Oh, so the first love part you believe, but the first kiss part you have a problem with? What kind of girl do you think I am?"
"The nicest girl," he whispered. -- Paullina Simons
It wasn't first love. It wasn't a first kiss. But it was love nonetheless. And the kiss was sweet. And the heart still pounded. And the girl went on. -- Paullina Simons
Tatiana realized she was too young to hide well what was in her heart but
old enough to know that her heart was in her eyes. -- Paullina Simons
There are some battles, no matter how much you don't want to fight them, that you just have to fight. That are worth giving your life for. -- Paullina Simons
Just a breath ago, an eighteen-year-old nurse was bending over Rebecca's father's father, a wounded soldier in a Soviet hospital, saying, yes, Shura, we are going to have a baby. -- Paullina Simons
I can't do it," Tatiana said "I can't walk down the streets of our life with you."
"I know." They turned back to the reflections in the mirror. -- Paullina Simons
Tatiana: "Why did we spend two days fighting when we could have been doing this?"
Alexander: "That wasn't fighting, Tatiana. That was foreplay. -- Paullina Simons
You sweet thing," he murmured. "You're the sweetest thing. I don't know what to do, what to do, Tania." He kissed her lips -- Paullina Simons
Ask yourself these three questions, Tatiana Metanova, and you will know who you are. Ask: What do believe in? What do you hope for? What do you love? -- Paullina Simons
I will make you insane, her memory screamed at her near the winter window sill as Tatiana smelled the brine of eternity. On the outside you will walk and smile as if indeed you are a normal woman, but on the inside you will twist and burn on the stake, I will never free you, you will never be free. -- Paullina Simons
Not bombs nor my broken heart can take away from me walking barefoot with you in jasmine June through the Field of Mars. -- Paullina Simons
This is days and days and months and years and all the minutes in between, just you me. -- Paullina Simons
What, what? What do you need, son?" Alexander kept saying.
Anthony's only arm was around his father's shoulder. "A fucking cigarette. -- Paullina Simons
We thought the hard part was over - but we were wrong. Living is the hardest part. Figuring out how to live your life when you're all busted up inside and out - there is nothing harder. -- Paullina Simons
To lead a life so wholly happy, so wholly unexamined that she could be dying, could be betrayed, could be besieged on all sides and never even know it. -- Paullina Simons
Shura," she whispered. "I'm going to have a baby."
At first she didn't think Alexander heard her, he was mute so long. "You what?" he said in horror.
"I'm going to have a baby," she mouthed, her shoulders quaking, her swollen lips quivering. -- Paullina Simons
Lazarevo drips you into my soul, dawn drop by moonlight drop from the river Kama. When you look for me, look for me there, because that's where I'll be all the days of my life. -- Paullina Simons
Courage, Tatiana -- Paullina Simons
Shura, I'm yours. You may not like it today, you may not want it tonight, you may wish for it all to be different now, but it remains, and I remain, as always, only yours. Nothing can change that. Not your wrath, your fists, your body or your death. -- Paullina Simons
Tania, last time in Morozovo, I let you go, but not this time. This time we live together or we die together. -- Paullina Simons
You want to know what I thought of in that boat?
I thought, I have to stay alive. Tatiasha will never forgive me. -- Paullina Simons
How instant it was, desire. It was like a bomb exploding, fragmenting and igniting all her nerve endings. -- Paullina Simons
We're moving cities, we're changing our name just like this hotel. You call that all right?"
"Yes," she said. "We still have each other. We still have our lives."
"How the definition of being all right changes," said Alexander. -- Paullina Simons
I just don't know how I'm going to survive you, Tatiana. -- Paullina Simons
People don't change, Esther" said Harry "Leaves change -- Paullina Simons
She lived so much inside the balloon of her desires that she didn't want the needles of reality puncturing her carefully crafted, multi-coloured fragile daydream palloncino. -- Paullina Simons
Everyone feels that way, that we will never stop loving someone, that we will never love anyone else, that we can never feel more than we do right now, but yet... we do, somehow, stop loving. We do get over it. Don't we? We have to. We must. Otherwise, how could we go on? -- Paullina Simons
We will call him Anthony Alexander Barrington. After my father and brother. We'll call him Alexander. -- Paullina Simons
When I was in Colditz, that impenetrable fortress, whittling away my life, I wanted to know this."
"Looks like you're still there, Shura."
"No," he said. "I'm in New York, a fly on the wall, trying to see you without me. -- Paullina Simons
The anecdote was funny, but as my father gazed across the river at the university of his youth, his Russian life was in his eyes. -- Paullina Simons
But I'm telling you, something happens to beautiful people. They think that something extra is owed to them by life, by God, by all the people around them. They think their life has to be better, more dramatic, happier - in color, not black and white. -- Paullina Simons
there is one place I'm comforted. I wake up there, and I go to sleep there; I am at peace there, and loved there: your subsuming arms. Tatiana -- Paullina Simons
The presence of so many words inside her head made her incapable of small talk, just at the time when she needed small talk most. -- Paullina Simons
You have to keep your audience in your mind; if you're writing stuff that you know nobody's going to care about then you should rethink what you're doing! -- Paullina Simons
I love you. I'm blind for you, wild for you. Sick with you. I told you that our first night together when I asked you to marry me, I am telling you now. Everything that's happened to us, everything, is because I crossed the street for you. I worship you. You know that through and through ... -- Paullina Simons
We walk alone through this world, but if we're lucky, we have a moment of belonging to something, to someone, that sustains us through a lifetime of loneliness. -- Paullina Simons
Some words were like that. Whole lives attached to them. Ghosts and lives and ecstasy and sorrow. -- Paullina Simons
I know how it works, Esther. I graduated from Harvard." "Book-smart, but life-stupid," said Esther. -- Paullina Simons
He hugged her. "Be strong for me, Tatiana," Alexander said hoarsely. "Save yourself for me." "That's what I do, Shura," Tatiana said. "I save myself for you." Alexander bent to her, but she couldn't even look up. He kissed the top of her hat. They held on for a few more seconds. -- Paullina Simons
Shura ... are you ... in love with me?"
"Turn to me," Alexander said. She turned. "Tatia, I worship you. I'm crazy in love with you. I want you to marry me. -- Paullina Simons
I'll take your breath any way you give it to me, Shura. -- Paullina Simons
Tatiana had always thought she would not make a very good Communist. She liked Mikhail Zoshchenko's stories too much. -- Paullina Simons
You are my hand grenade, my artillery fire. You have replaced my heart with yourself. -- Paullina Simons
Ouspensky, do you ever think of how many things you don't know?"
Ouspensky laughed. "I like the beginning already".
"Think of how many things you stumble to and say, how should I know?"
"I never say that, sir" said Ouspensky. "I say, how the fuck should I know? -- Paullina Simons
He sent you to redeem me, to comfort me, and to heal me - and that's just so far, he added with a smile. -- Paullina Simons
Are you worried? About moving to Russia?" She smiled. "No, mio caro figlio. I'm not worried either." She kissed him. "My lovely, living boy," she said, kissing him between each word. "My hope" - kiss - "my happiness" - kiss - "my love, my life, my joy." Kiss, kiss, kiss. -- Paullina Simons
Daughters are supposed to be friends to their mothers in their old age. -- Paullina Simons
She wasn't afraid of random war. It was like being struck by lightning, even if the lightning did strike a thousand times a day. No, it wasn't war that terrified Tatiana. It was the resolute chaos of her broken heart. -- Paullina Simons
Ladies," Alexander said, his arm around Tatiana's neck, "we're newlyweds." He raised his eyebrows. "Do you really want us in your house? -- Paullina Simons
Tatiana hugged him and said, "And here's mine: 'Honey, what do you prefer - my beautiful body or my beautiful face?'"
"Your sense of humor," returned Alexander, holding her to him until she couldn't breathe. -- Paullina Simons
Tatiana and the soldier were having a silence -- Paullina Simons
When Tatiana looked up from her ice cream, she saw a soldier staring at her from across the street. -- Paullina Simons
Alexander, my nights, my days, my every thought. You will fall away from me in just a while, won't you, and I'll be whole again, and I will go on and feel for someone else, the way everybody does.
But my innocence is gone forever. -- Paullina Simons
Whenever you're unsure of yourself, whenever you're in doubt, ask yourself three questions. What do you believe in? What do you hope for? but most important, ask yourself, what do you love? -- Paullina Simons
What little I had was all for you. It was you who was everybody else's. But I was only yours. -- Paullina Simons
If there is God, I thought ... Please some day let me make love to this girl while she wears that dress." "Oh ... " "Tatiasha ... isn't it nice to know there is a God? -- Paullina Simons
Well, Alexander thought, any minute now, one of the girls he had carelessly discarded was going to come by the barracks with a gun and blow his brains out and on his tombstone the epitaph would read, Here lies Alexander, who couldn't remember the name of any girl he had fucked. -- Paullina Simons
They had no past. They had no future. They just were. -- Paullina Simons
Pregnant. You come to see me for one weekend, and here -- Paullina Simons
I think you kept three credits, consciously or subconsciously, so that you could hang on to something, hang on and not move forward. I think you want to feel that you're still unfinished.
She wanted to tell her grandmother that she was still unfinished. Unfinished, unanswered, unformed. -- Paullina Simons
I want you to know that should something happen to me, don't worry about my body. My soul isn't going to return to it, nor to God. It's flying straight to you, where it knows it can find you, in Lazarevo. I want to be neither with kings nor heroes, but with the queen of Lake Ilmen. -- Paullina Simons
He yanked up a couple of mushrooms. "Tania, can we eat these?"
Taking them out of his hands and throwing them back on the ground, Tatiana said, "Yes. But we will only be able to eat them once. -- Paullina Simons
Live as if you have faith," she said, "and faith shall be
given to you. -- Paullina Simons
We're not nomads, we're not gypsies! We have a home! -- Paullina Simons
Tania, when I found you, I felt for that hour or two we were together - before Dimitri, before Dasha - that somemhow I was going to right my life." Alexander smiled bitterly. "I had a sense of hope and destiny that I can neither explain nor understand. -- Paullina Simons
With my writing, because I live it, I have to be consumed by it, and that means you have to forget your other life, which is constantly pulling you from your work. -- Paullina Simons
Falling in love with you in the Summer Garden in the white nights in Leningrad is the moment that propels me through life. -- Paullina Simons
Who said memory is kind? Memory is merciless. My father was right. 'All the things you want to remember, Paullina, I want to forget'. -- Paullina Simons
I walked into my dream and kept walking with my Leningrad in front of me and behind me and all around me. I wasn't carrying Russia with me. It was carrying me. -- Paullina Simons
I want to meet this one," he said. "I need to meet the girl who has taken our wandering Alexander's horse and cart. -- Paullina Simons
I'm not hungry," Alexander whispered. "I'm famished. Watch out for me. Now, don't make a single sound," he said, moving on top of her. "Tania, God ... I'll cover your mouth, just like this, and you hold on to me, just like this, and I'm going to-just like this- -- Paullina Simons
Do you need me to com ewith you? She'll need a stretcher," Kashnikov said.
"No she won't," said Alexander. "iI'll carry her myself. -- Paullina Simons
You have amazing gifts. Don't squander them. Don't give them out meaninglessly, don't abuse them, don't take them for granted. You are the weapon you carry with you till the day you die.
-Tatiana and Alexander -- Paullina Simons
Though much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved
earth and heaven, that which we are, we are
Unyielding. -- Paullina Simons
Why do you enjoy torturing yourself? Do you feel life has been too good to you?"
Tatiana stared at him. "Life has," she said slowly, "been too good to me. -- Paullina Simons
A good man has as much chance of dying as a bad one. Maybe more so. -- Paullina Simons
War was the ultimate chaos, a pounding, soul-destroying snarl, ending in blown-apart men lying unburied on the cold earth. There was nothing more cosmically chaotic than war. -- Paullina Simons
You will find a way to live without me. You will find a way to live for both of us,' Alexander said to Tatiana as the swelling Kama River flowed from the Ural Mountains through a pine village named Lazarevo, once when they were in love, and young. -- Paullina Simons
In Alexander's life there was one thread that could not be broken by death, by distance, by time, by war. Could not be broken. As long as I am in the world, she said with her breath and her body, as long as I am, you are permanent, soldier. -- Paullina Simons
And when Tatiana lifted her glistening eyes to him, Alexander was looking down at her with his I'll-get-on-the-bus-for-you-anytime face. -- Paullina Simons
Mankind has never invented a weapon that they did not use sooner or later. -- Paullina Simons
Where your treasure is, there your hear will be also -- Paullina Simons
The Russians were unparalleled in their suffering, the English in their reserve, the Americans in their love of life, the Italians in their love of Christ, and the French in their hope of love. -- Paullina Simons
Hello, Tatiana. I'm Alexander. Have we met before? -- Paullina Simons
Open your eyes, soldier," Tatiana said fondly, caressing his face."Are you hungry?"
"I was hungry," Alexander said. "But you fed me." His body was shaking underneath his sheet. -- Paullina Simons
We can't forget that I owe you my life." She gazed at him. "We can't forget that I belong to you."
"I like that sound of that," Alexander said, hugging her tighter. -- Paullina Simons
Tatiana: I found my true love on Ulita Saltykov-Schedrin, while I sat on a bench eating ice cream.
Alexander: You didn't find me. You weren't even looking for me. I found you.
Tatiana: Alexander, we're you ... looking for me ?
Alexander: All my life. -- Paullina Simons
But on that sunlit Sunday, Alexander knew nothing, thought nothing, imagined nothing. He forgot Dimitri and war and the Soviet Union and escape plans, and even America, and crossed the street for Tatiana Metanova. -- Paullina Simons
What were you doing fighting with me at Kirov, knowing all this was stacked against us?
Raging against my fate. -- Paullina Simons
Awash in a flood of hostility and despair, they battled and railed and shattered their bodies on one another, unable to find one strand, one sobering swallow of solace. -- Paullina Simons
I know that sometimes the things we carry become too much for us. We are burned down, but somehow we have to pick ourselves up and keep going -- Paullina Simons
He's not dead. He is still alive, and while he is alive, he is mine. -- Paullina Simons
I don't want this life to end," said Alexander. "The good, the bad, the everything, the very old, to ever end. -- Paullina Simons
What strength he once possessed had left his body and gone to a tiny girl with freckles. -- Paullina Simons
Alexander was suffocating under the weight of his love. -- Paullina Simons
Dasha bent him to her and kissed him on the mouth. And kissed him and kissed him. And kissed him. -- Paullina Simons
Father continues to make the vulgar error," she said, "that to a woman, love is her whole existence. -- Paullina Simons
All Alexander hears is his mother pleading, screaming, crying into the closed face of the consulate guard, as he keeps trying to pull her away, Please please please help him, we have money, a place to live, help him, help him, help him - -- Paullina Simons
Only one bear eats from this honey pot, Tatia -- Paullina Simons
Alexander was silent. "Now you're really tiny," he said at last. "I'm not tiny," she returned. "You're just outsized." Blushing, she lowered her gaze. -- Paullina Simons
Do I think she has forgotten me; found a new life? Assumed that I was dead, accepted that I was dead. Alexander shrugged. I think about it all the time. I live inside my heart. But what can I do? I have to move toward her. -- Paullina Simons
Tatia: I think its too big to fit -- Paullina Simons
Slightly less time than it takes one woman to make one life, they managed to snuff out a million and a half lives. -- Paullina Simons
She hadn't meant to do it. Falling this crashingly in love with Spencer didn't take Lily by accident. It took her by storm. -- Paullina Simons
Tatiana said. "Go on with Dasha. She is right for you. She is a woman and I'm-" "Blind!", Alexander exclaimed. Tatiana stood, desolately failing in the battle of her heart. "Oh, Alexander. What do you want from me ... "
"Everything", he whispered fiercely. -- Paullina Simons
No. You didn't start with me. I came to you because you already had yourself -- Paullina Simons
Love is when he is hungry and you feed him. Love is knowing when he is hungry. -- Paullina Simons
Someday we'll meet in Lvov, my love and I. -- Paullina Simons
I can't brethe."
She was embracing him the way he used to embrace her in Lazarevo. And for the same reason. "Open your mouth," she whispered, leaning onto his face. "I'll breath for you. -- Paullina Simons
The power you have over someone who loves you is greater than any other power you'll ever have. -- Paullina Simons
And that's my point: all great things worth having require great sacrifice worth giving. -- Paullina Simons
You're to need a lot more strength when you hear what I'm about to you -- Paullina Simons
But first my feet will freeze and then
my legs and then my insides, they will all turn to ice. And my blood, too, and
my heart, and I will forget. -- Paullina Simons
Alexander Barrington, I want forever love in you. -- Paullina Simons
If she breathed, a part of her would touch a part of him. Tatiana was too overwhelmed to speak, as her intense feelings dropped into the brightly lit well inside her. -- Paullina Simons
I have a certain sensibility that I bring to my writing that comes from knowing two things: what I as a reader like to read, and what as a writer I am capable of. I know my own limits. I know there are things I cannot do. -- Paullina Simons
The struggle doesn't end just because you know the way. That's when it's only beginning. -- Paullina Simons
journal, not looking at Alexander, even when -- Paullina Simons
Tatiana heard Alexander say, "Don't bother with shots. Pour mine straight into a glass." "Good man," said Papa, pouring him a glass. -- Paullina Simons
Memory - that fiend, that cruel enemy of comfort. -- Paullina Simons
Love is, to be loved," said Alexander, "in return. -- Paullina Simons
m young and fit to toil long -- Paullina Simons
Everything comes at a price. Everthing in your life. The question you have to ask yourself is, what price are you willing to pay? -- Paullina Simons
When I was growing up, 'Anna Karenina' was one of my favourite books. -- Paullina Simons
Thank you," she whispered, "for keeping yourself alive, soldier."
"You're welcome," he whispered back. -- Paullina Simons
Her once twinkling green eyes set deep into the pale features looked as if they were the only ghastly crystal barriers between strangers and her soul. -- Paullina Simons
Alexander knew that before he had light instead of darkness, he had to deserve light instead of darkness. -- Paullina Simons
Alexander to Tatiana: I love you as much as it is possible for a man to love a woman. -- Paullina Simons
I saved you for me. -- Paullina Simons
The sponge of my heart had been filled up sometime last evening and had begun to drip. -- Paullina Simons
Please stop looking at me, she thought, afraid of his eyes and terrified of her own heart. -- Paullina Simons
The days of idealism had gone. Only life was left. -- Paullina Simons
He soaped her like he loved her, held her like he loved her, loved her like he loved her. -- Paullina Simons
Be my comfort, come away with me. Rise up and come away, my beloved. -- Paullina Simons