Hear the other side. (Audi Partem Alteram).
Submitted by dresouzax over 2 years ago
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“Why are you leaving? I glare at you, ridicule you, and nearly fly into a rage, but you stay; yet, when I pray, you turn and walk away. Don’t you believe in God?”
“Unusual,” she said and stood, “coming from someone who enjoys taking risks. He might be watching over you without you knowing.”
“Now, now, don’t be shoutin’ or cursin’. We’ll find that out when we’s gets ya inside a nice an’ safe prison cell. Come on, then. If we’s end up hangin’ ya, then ya get a good last meal an’ the ladies’ll love ya when they see ya swingin’. It’s what the last man I hung said, then again, I think he was a liar.”
Finding tears in his eyes, he grew restless and stood, cursing at the top of his voice. He turned and kicked the cot, then picked up the tray of food they’d given him and was about to sling it against the cell when he saw the deputy from earlier.
“Ya best stop trashin’ the place, or I’s gonna make ya stay in here.”
“I’m getting out?”
“Don’t you have the decency to end a life when the sun’s out?”
“Stop preaching at me! Do you think Nigellus is a reasonable man? I know him. I know how he thinks, how he feels, and how he treats women. I’m not stopping unless the world decides to rise up and stop me and the wind tries to kill my ass. If you want to stop, fine. Stop.”
"I’d much prefer being a man on the run than a man without backbone."
"Maybe you should just go back to get help,” he stared intensely from Tom to Mitchell before turning his attention to the ranch house, “because if she’s wounded, you’re going to need any army to stop me from killing Nigellus and all the cowards who work for him.”
"Darling, sometimes life isn’t about looking up; sometimes it’s about looking around."
"I have admired you since the moment we first met, when I saw you walking through the crowd of people. I thought to myself, ‘How can someone be so beautiful? Does she not realize that all of God’s creations would grow envious and crush her if He brought her before them? The sun would try to burn her soul; the moon, darken her heart; and the stars, outshine her mind by their radiance.’”
“You can’t judge anyone based on someone else, just as you can’t make a final impression on anyone based on the first meeting.”
“Not the best night for a stroll,” he said, straightforward.
“What night is?” she retorted. “Wouldn’t that depend on the person taking the stroll?”