How could one person, who'd proven to be so inherently bad for me, so wrong, still be so utterly necessary for my happiness?
It wasn't fair.
—R.K. Lilley in Lovely Trigger
Every girl wants to feel beautiful when they see 'that ex' again. You know the one I'm talking about. The one that had claimed enough of you that some of it had been lost in the parting.
Everyone should get to experience a love like that. That kind of love that makes us better people.
—R.K. Lilley in Grounded
A love like that makes you better, even if you lose it all, even if it was for one precious moment in your life, you can't be sorry that you had it.
—R.K. Lilley in Mr. Beautiful
Some of the sweetest moments in life come from second chances.
I've found that often the quality you see in successful people is knowing when to take the initiative, and being quick about it. I've never sat around, waiting for someone to tell me to take charge. I just do it.
—R.K. Lilley in Bad Things
Lots of days, it just felt like the world had lost its color, and the only things that defined my life were the things I'd lost.
He smiled his best smile, the one that ruined me for every other smile in the world.
Love doesn't let you walk away clean. Love is messy. Love takes a piece of you before it's done.
Having this, and losing it, made it even sweeter the second time around.
How can we be so good for each other in so many ways, and so bad in just as many others?
We were drifting apart. I felt helpless to stop the pattern, but still, I held onto him for dear life.
—R.K. Lilley in Rock Bottom
I wouldn't take him back if he were the last man on earth. I'm 'if he caught fire, and I had a glass of water, I'd drink it slowly and watch' done.
There was something so comforting in the certainty that someone knew about your biggest flaws and was still willing to stick around.
I wasn't letting go of this; this mindless moment where everything felt like it had shifted back into place and all of the wrongs were right again.
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