"Well, I think you’re very brave.”
“Brave?” She laughed. “How well you do not know me.”
“Very brave. This couldn’t have been easy for you—and I’m honored that you let me… do what I did to you.”
Her face assumed a picture of confusion. “Why ever for?”
“It takes great trust, No’One—especially for someone with what happened to you in their background.”
With a frown, she seemed to retreat into herself.
“Hey,” he said, putting his forefinger under her chin. “Look at me.” When she did, he traced her face lightly. “I wish I had something philosophical or poignant or… anything… to help you put shit in perspective. I don’t, and I’m sorry for that. I know this, though. It takes true courage to break through the past, and you did that tonight.”
“I suppose we both have courage then.”
His eyes shifted away. “Yeah."
Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) by J.R. Ward (via booksasdfghj)