kestreltrajan:

          Her plan to seize the ship was sound. Their best option. Still, he kept examining it like he might a horse’s hoof, tapping the surface for a flaw, a dangerous split.          He couldn’t see it. He thought that there must be one, then realized that the flaw he sensed lay inside him. Tonight had cracked Arin open. It had brought the battle inside him to a boiling war.       Of course he was certain that something was wrong.        Impossible. It was impossible to love a Valorian and also love his people.       Arin was the flaw.

kestreltrajan:

          Her plan to seize the ship was sound. Their best option. Still, he kept examining it like he might a horse’s hoof, tapping the surface for a flaw, a dangerous split.
         He couldn’t see it. He thought that there must be one, then realized that the flaw he sensed lay inside him. Tonight had cracked Arin open. It had brought the battle inside him to a boiling war.
       Of course he was certain that something was wrong.
       Impossible. It was impossible to love a Valorian and also love his people.
       Arin was the flaw.

(via faery-tales-and-nightmares)

the winner's curse marie rutkoski