They’ll seek to find me north and south,
I’ve gone to find my ain true love.
Ward Week Day 1: favourite moments (episode 2).
The serial killer risking his life to save a nameless enemy. Lo and behold.
But the war is over, and there are fallen soldiers
Mike Peterson Appreciation Week, Day 7 - Free Day: Christina Yang quote, Grey’s Anatomy.
'All your words are but to say: you are a woman, and your part is in the house. But when the men have died in battle and honour, you have leave to be burned in the house, for the men will need it no more. But I am of the House of Eorl and not a serving-woman. I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death.'
‘What do you fear, lady?’ he asked.
‘A cage,’ she said. ‘To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.’
‘And yet you counselled me not to adventure on the road that I had chosen, because it is perilous?’
‘So may one counsel another,’ she said. ‘Yet I do not bid you flee from peril, but to ride to battle where you sword may win renown and victory. I would not see a thing that is high and excellent cast away needlessly.’
‘Nor would I,’ he said. ‘Therefore I say to you, lady: Stay! For you have no errand to the South.’
‘Neither have those who go with thee. They go only because they would not be parted from thee – because they love thee.’ Then she turned and vanished into the night.
J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Passing of the Grey Company”, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
'Perhaps now we can get to know one another,' she suggested. 'Before the king comes down the cliff road looking for us. I have met the prince in love with the firebird, the prince who was Gyre, the prince who had no heart, and now you. The fourth Ronan. Do you think you might be the last?'
He smiled, remembering how she had stood beside him against the terrors and confusions of the night. ‘I hope so,’ he answered.
Patricia McKillip, In the Forests of Serre.