February 28, 2014

ListManiac: Favorite Things Couples Say To Each Other

Okay... so I had actually recorded a video for this - and I managed to do it all in one take!!! - but when I played it back, it had no sound :( so I'm just going to write my favorite scenes between different couples. Be warned there are some spoilers ahead.

So, here it is:

Okay, so in the story, Andy and Christina are both widowers who fall for each other but end up breaking up because her daughter doesn't like him - she's not used to sharing her mom with anyone since Christina's husband died when she was just a baby - but afterwards they find out she's pregnant with his baby and he asks her to marry him. Christina says no, but in the end she changes her mind and this happens: 
Even in the shared silence, she felt he was close to her, close enough to reach if only she dared. "There was something I wanted to ask you." 
"Ask away." 
"It's about that ring," She paused, trying to assemble the right sequence of words. "The one you wanted to give me. I never tried it on." 
"No," he said. "You didn't." 
"Do you suppose I still could - that is, if you still have it-" 
"Yes," he said. She could hear the happiness in his voice now, surging like a current, invisible but strong, connecting them. "Yes, I do. Yes, you could. Yes."

This scene takes place when Aline tells McKenna about the accident she had that burned her legs completely and which made her keep him at a distance, even though she loved him. This is his reaction.
“What did you think I meant when I said that I loved you? Did you think I would give a damn about your scars?” 
Stunned by his reaction, Aline responded with a single nod. 
“My God.” The blood rose higher in his face. “What if the situation were reversed, and I was the one who had been hurt? Would you have left me?” 
“Then why did you expect anything less of me?”

I love this scene - which is a flashback to when Mia and Adam were boyfriend and girlfriend before the events of If I Stay - because it shows pretty well how Adam feels for Mia. 
...“The band. When you’re with the band, I already have to share you with everyone. I don’t want to add my family to that pot, too.” Then she lost the battle and started to cry.  
All my annoyance melted. “You dumb-ass,” I crooned, kissing her on the forehead. “You don’t share me. You own me.”

This is the part where Levi and Cath decide to take a chance. And I just love how Levi accepts Cath as she is. 
“I know,” Cath agreed, feeling almost relieved. “Exactly. I’m crazy.” 
He reached his fingers back and hooked them inside the cuff of her sweater. “But you still want to give me a chance, right? Not just me, this? Us?” 
“Yeah,” Cath said, like she was giving in. 
“Good.” He tugged on her sleeve and smiled down at their not-​quite-​touching hands. “It’s okay if you’re crazy,” he said softly. 
“You don’t even know—” 
“I don’t have to know,” he said. “I’m rooting for you.”

I'm just going to put this one even though it's long. It's pure Taylor-Jonah awesomeness. 
"Wherever we go or whomever we meet, promise me you won't judge my mother?" 
He doesn't say anything. 
"I can't," he says, not only irritated but dismissive. "Don't ask me to do that."

"That's cold." 
"Fine. Call it cold. But you've told me too many things that I'll never forgive her for." 
"Then I wish I hadn't told you," I snap. 
"But you did," he snaps back, "So find someone else who will love and forgive her, because it won't be me." 
"Then why are you here?" I'm shouting now and I don't know why, because the last thing I want to do is fight with him in the middle of a Sydney street. 
He stops and looks at me. "I'm here because of you. You're my priority. Your happiness, in some fucked way, is tuned into mine. Get that through your thick skull. Would I like it any other way? Hell, yes, but I don't think that will be happening in my life time."

Okay! so those are my favorite things couples say to each other in books, let me know yours in the comments bellow!

Also, since this topic got tied with Favorite YA parents, I'm going to do that topic next, I'll try to put it up by the middle of March, along with the poll for next month. Thanks for reading this super-long post!!

Love, Alex. 

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