i formally apologize to anyone who knew me when i was 13
persephone speaks, by a.c.
"he calls me his lady
but he knows
i am a queen.”for emilydickensen
Saoirse Ronan photographed for Wonderland Magazine, 2014
I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I d o n ’ t w a n t t h e f e a r o f f a i l u r e to stop me from doing what I really care about.
Lily Collins for Marie Claire UK
“Look at me, America.”
I blinked a few times and pulled my gazeup to his eyes. Through the pain, he smiled at me.
“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.”
“Shhh,” I urged.
“I’ll love you until my very last breath. Every beat of my heart is yours. I don’t want to die without you knowing that.”
Now, darlin’, I just had myself a little thought.
So many men had tried to make her a queen. Now she understood that she was meant for something more. The Darkling had told her he was destined to rule. He had claimed his throne, and a part of her too. He was welcome to it. For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning. She would rise.