"No. In my eyes, she was most beautiful because at a time when she had every right to be terrified, she managed to show comfort to another person who needed it."
"I know an excuse when I hear one. Don't you dare deceive yourself into believing that you're the victim, Derek Novak."
"Because I don’t believe that you are a slave to what you’ve become. I don’t believe that you simply can’t."
"What's on your mind, Derek? she whispered.
"You..." I saw no reason to lie "...how I can't imagine life without you."
"I love you, Sofia,” I whispered. “And I honestly believe that I could never love another woman for the rest of my life. For the first time in the past five hundred years, I am sincerely thankful for my immortality, because without it, I never would’ve found you."