Because Fireblood is full of quotes that brought about so much emotional pain, they will now be ranked based on how much tears they induced. Let the crying begin.
“What is the point of living if you can’t let yourself feel anything?”
One of the quotes that really made me wonder why we don’t let ourselves feel, but not enough to make me want to sob.
“I don’t want to let you go,” he said unevenly, “but I’ll go mad if I try to keep holding on. You are flame, Ruby, and fire can either be free or it will be smothered. The last thing I want…” His voice broke, and the sound was like a kick in my chest. “The last thing I want is to smother you.”
Ah yes nothing like having to separate the main ship to make me cry!!!!!!! I’m okay!!!!!!!
“Do you think it’s that easy to drive me away?”
“Nothing with you is easy. Ever.”
GRRRRRR this line got to me because it encapsulated Arcus and Ruby’s relationship with two lines.
“Stop trying to shut down your feelings. Cry, Ruby. And when you’re finished crying, do what you feel like. Nobody here will think less of you for it.”
It was a good heartfelt statement by Kai, and I loved him even more when he said this.
“You hate it. Feeling.”
“No, I don’t,” he denied instantly. “I hate… being at the mercy of it. I hate when I can’t tuck the feelings away because they’re too strong.”
It wasn’t that painful to read it as much as it was to realize that I felt the same way.
“You’re quite amusing when you’re not lashing me with that sharp tongue. Although”—his eyes turned sultry—“I might not mind the violence of your tongue in the right circumstances.”
Unlike the others, I cried happy tears for this. Let’s go love triangles!!!!!!!
“Home.” I sat trembling in the chair, his words and tone affecting me more than I wanted, making me want to curl up and weep in his arms. “I don’t even know where that is.”
“You’re my home,” Arcus said softly.”
Cheesy, I know. But don’t deny this didn’t pull at your heart strings even just a little bit!
“We have to let each other go a little,” he said very softly, as if reading my mind, confirming my worst fears. “We both know that the future… We might have choices ahead that we can’t predict now. We have to allow each other to make them without blame.”
YEAH OKAY THAT CHAPTER IN THIS BOOK NEARLY KILLED ME
“I’m trying so hard to tell myself that it doesn’t matter and that you and I hadn’t made any promises. That clearly I felt something that you didn’t and I fooled myself into thinking there was more.” His eyes found mine, drowning me in shades of a cloudless summer sky. “But even though you never said exactly what you felt for me… Ruby,” his voice broke a little on my name, “I truly believed there was more.”
“There is,” I said desperately, gutted by the pain I saw in his eyes.
“But so soon?” He blinked. “You just… found someone else?”
I truly felt Arcus’ pain in the last line 😦 I shed a tear or two after reading this one. This is the most painful quote in the book. 😦
Do you have any memorable quotes from Fireblood? Were they just as painful as these? Let us know in the comments!