Thursday Quotables is a weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. It’s the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.
Oh the feels were intense with this one! I loved Renée Ahdieh’s short story The Moth and the Flame because of the banter between Despina and Jalal. It was adorable and I couldn’t stop smiling. I’m sure that’s why the lady sitting next to me on the plane kept looking at me funny (if not, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it).
“The captain of the Royal Guard wants to impress a lowly handmaiden?”
“A clumsy young man wants to impress a beautiful young woman.” He met her gaze, his dark eyes piercing. “The question is, did it work?”