Tammara Webber quotes

  • He brushed my tears from my face. "How did I find you?
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    #Tears #Faces

  • Love is not the absence of logic but logic examined and recalculated heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart
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    #Love #Heart #Logic

  • There are a million ways to lose someone you love.
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    #Sad #Heartbreak #Heartbroken

  • I never wanted you to get hurt, but i wanted to take you from him.
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    #Hurt #Wanted

  • It was as though he didn't exist, and then suddenly, he was everywhere.
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  • What do you say when the feelings don't fit into words?
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    #Feelings #Fit

  • He laughed, and the sound reduced the pain of every sore place on my body to the dullest ache.
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    #Pain #Sound #Body

  • The key to lying skillfully is never lie to yourself.
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    #Lying #Keys #Never Lie

  • Alcohol removes inhibitions. It doesn't trigger criminal violence where there was none before.
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    #Alcohol #Violence #Criminals

  • sometimes, how a situation is perceived carries more weight than the reality of the matter.
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    #Reality #Matter #Weight

  • I've changed since I've known you. Not because you made me into someone else - but because you showed me a path I'd never paid attention to, and I chose to follow it.
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    #Attention #Path

  • Look at me, Emma." Her eyes are full, the lids heavy. "Graham," she breathes. "I need you to hear me." Cradling her head in my hands, thumbs sweeping her tears away, I stare into her eyes. "I belong to you. There is no one else. All I want is to be where you are.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Eye #Hands #Tears

  • No offense to hot girls everywhere- but newsflash- there are hot girls everywhere.
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    #Girl #Hot #Hot Girl

  • The night we met-I'm not like that guy." His jaw was rigid. "I know tha-" He placed a finger over my lips, his expression softening. "So I don't want you to feel pressured. Or overpowered. But I do, absolutely, want to kiss you right now. Badly.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Kissing #Night #Expression

  • When you tell me to be good, it makes me want to be good,' I say, hearing the undisguised desire in my voice. I run my fingers through the hair at her temples, taking her face between my palms, and she doesn't move. 'It also makes me want to be very, very bad.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Running #Moving #Voice

  • Tonight I want to stand on the side of a cliff and look down, dare the wind to gust and knock me off. Everyone thinks that falling to your death is the worst thing that can happen. But that’s a lie. The worst thing is to be alive for no reason.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Lying #Fall #Loss

  • Few of us can actually change the world. We can only change ourselves. But if enough people took that to heart, the world would change.
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    #Heart #People #World

  • Bonus: I now knew what Erin meant by lickable abs.
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    #Bonus #Erin

  • Growing up with my dad taught me to either lie like a pro or not bother.
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    #Dad #Growing Up #Lying

  • Time would not change what I was feeling--or not feeling. I'd had time, and though the ache from his desertion hadn't disappeared, it was decreasing. My future was blurry, yes, but I was beginning to imagine a future when I would no longer miss him at all.
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    #Missing #Feelings #Blurry

  • And I’m okay, I really am, most of the time. But sometimes, I’m just not.
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    #Sometimes #Okay

  • There's something uncontaminated about her, and I don't even mean sexually or whatever. I mean the way she is, at her core. Like when you wake up and the world has been blanketed by snow overnight, and not a single footstep or tire track has spoiled the untouched perfection of it.
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    #Mean #Perfection #Snow

  • I was so afraid of wanting too much that I couldn't trust her handing me a shot at getting it. I don't want to be that senselessly fearful ever again.
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    #Fear #Too Much #Want

  • It isn't fair how I doubt him, and I wonder if he'll ever gather that my loss of faith extends further than I'd ever known it would, severing lines of trust and leveling my confidence like a city-flattening tornado.
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    #Loss #Cities #Doubt

  • When you finally figure out what you really want, everything else pales in comparison.
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    #Want #Pale #Figures

  • Look - guys are dogs. Women have known this since the beginning of time. Guys don't want to be chased; they chase. So if you're going to catch one, you have to know how to make him chase you.
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    #Dog #Guy #Want

  • The getting is easy; the keeping is the important part.
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    #Important #Easy

  • No matter what happened to any individual person, life was going on elsewhere. The first time Kennedy kissed me, it stood to reason that at the same time, other people were splitting up. And the night Kennedy broke my heart, somewhere--maybe right there in my dorm, other people were falling in love.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Falling In Love #Heart #Night

  • Brooke?” I puff out a sigh. “For chrissake, Reid, who do you think it is? And haven’t you put me into your contacts yet?” “Yeah... It just says Satan, though, and I forgot I’d assigned that title to you.
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    #Thinking #Puff #Titles

  • I'd basically described myself: a quiet, studious bookworm who would go to bed at a decent hour. A non-partier who wouldn't bring a parade of boys through our room, or make it the floor headquarters for beer pong.
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    #Beer #Boys #Rooms

  • The way he kissed me felt like a brand. Like he was tattooing himself under my skin.
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    #Skins #Way #Brands

  • Over the past three years, we'd become each other's habit. And though he'd broken his habit of me when he walked away, I'd not broken my habit of him.
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    #Past #Years #Broken

  • I'm a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life.
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    #Real #Hopeful #Happy Endings

  • That’s what faith is, right?’ he says. ‘Believing in what can’t be known? Fall into my arms, Dori. I’ll catch you, every time, and I won’t let go.
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    #Letting Go #Believe #Fall

  • I try to be rational and suppress the hope that this is for real, but hope has a way of closing its eyes to reason and it just keeps growing. 
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    #Real #Eye #Trying

  • But the scars are always there, waiting for something to poke them.
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    #Waiting #Scar #Poke

  • Some of us can begin to heal the damage people have done to us by escaping the situation, but some of us need more than that. Tattoos make statements that need to be made. Or hide things that are no one’s business. Your scars are battle wounds, but you don’t see them that way. Yet.
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    #Tattoo #Escaping #People

  • I watched him pull his t-shirt over his head. I could put hin on replay doing that and watch it all day...
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    #Watches #T Shirt #Shirts

  • First, this is a great job, and i'm excited about it." "Second, i'm ambitious, but i can succeed almost everywhere." "What I can't do anywhere is be with you." "Choosing to be with you isn't a difficult decision, Jacqueline. It's easy. Incredibly easy.
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    #Jobs #Decision #Ambitious

  • He was in a slow-motion mood-one of my favorites, though it meant i'd be driven crazy before we were done.
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    #Crazy #Done #Slow Motion

  • But why?" "You heard the pay, right? And also, to be near you." Thumbing a tear from my cheek, he added, "Mostly, to be near you.
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    #Tears #Pay #Heard

  • Ooh, J, he's got ink too." "Just when i didn't think he could get any hotter...
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    #Thinking #Ink #Hotter

  • You 're so beautiful.
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    #Beautiful #You Re So Beautiful

  • I kept my eyes open on the ride home. Peeking over Lucas's shoulder, i watched the scenery fly by-and it was exhilarating, not frightening. I trusted him. I had since that first night, when i let him drive me home.
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    #Eye #Home #Night

  • As we lay in the semi-dark hours later, we faced each other, sharing his pillow. I'd never felt more connected to anyone.
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    #Dark #Hours #Connected

  • I thought about texting Lucas, but what would i say? That i'd tossed and turned all night, thinking of his hands on me?
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    #Thinking #Night #Hands

  • LUCAS: I've done a couple from memory but they aren't the same. Can't quite get the shape of your jaw. The line of your neck. And your lips. I need to spend more time staring at them and less time tasting them. ME: I can't say i agree with that notion. LUCAS: More of both, then.
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    #Couple #Memories #Done

  • Not. Your. Fault." I nodded again, holding onto his words like they were redemption.
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    #Redemption #Faults

  • Landon Loucas Maxfield was asleep on his sofa. With me.
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    #Sofas

  • My last coherent thought, as Lucas took his time kissing and touching every part of me he could reach and my body arched into his, was: oh... so this is what all the fuss is about.
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    #Kissing #Touching #Lasts

  • Woman, if i was straight, i would steal you from him so hard.
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    #Stealing

  • Did that hurt? On your lip?" "Not too much. I said a few choice four-letter words, though.
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    #Hurt #Choices #Letters

  • Say stop, whenever you want to stop. Understand?" I nodded. "Do you want to stop now?" My head moved back and forth to the pillow. "Thank God.
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    #Thank God #Want #Pillow

  • He stared down at me, and i examined his beautiful eyes up close, something i'd never tire of doing.
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    #Beautiful #Eye #Beautiful Eyes

  • Wow, that sounds total stalker." Or totally hot. God.
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    #Wow #Sound #Hot

  • I’ve been thinking about that proof I spoke of last time – that you’re where you’re supposed to be. And it occurred to me, can you prove you’d be better off somewhere else? If you’d have left the state, your relationship would have ended still. Maybe you’d have even blamed yourself, not knowing that it was doomed because of him, either way. Instead, you’re here. You got dumped, skipped class, and met the best econ tutor at the university! Who knows, maybe I’ll make you fall in love with economics.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Falling In Love #Thinking #Class

  • We were encouraged to propose safetyprevention suggestions, and write them all down— locking doors, walking or exercising with a friend, wearing shoes that don’t hinder running. Erin’s suggestion of “Avoid assholes” was popular.
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    #Running #Writing #Exercise

  • She shuddered. “What is it with slobbery kissers? Are they trying to drown us in spit? I mean, Jesus, swallow every now and then.
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    #Jesus #Mean #Trying

  • I shrugged. “I guess that guys who’d never do something like that have a hard time believing some other guy would,” I said, but I could see her point. Awareness and apologies were fine and good, but they could come too late.
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    #Believe #Apology #Hard Times

  • I want it to be better than okay. You deserve better than okay.
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    #Deserve Better #Want #Okay

  • Whenever I appeared to have won an argument, Mom would say something like, 'Even broken clocks are right twice a day.
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    #Mom #Broken #Argument

  • I used to think of two people in love like that. Like puzzle pieces, fitting together. But it's not like that at all. Love pulls a part of you out, and it pulls a part of him - like taffy, stretching but not separating. The tendrils of each one wrap around the other, until they meld together. One, but not quite. Separate, but not quite.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Thinking #Two #People

  • No matter what grief or loss takes place, most of life flows on all around us, as though nothing's changed. At some point in our sorrow, we each make a choice to sink or swim. There's no alternative.
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    #Grief #Loss #Choices

  • I opened my mouth wide one time to see if the words I was thinking would fall out, but they wouldn’t. If words don’t want to come out, they don’t. I don’t understand when people say things and then they say, I didn’t mean to say that. Words don’t just fall out. You have to push them out. And sometimes, you can’t push them out, even if you want to.
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    #Fall #Mean #Thinking

  • Everyone isn’t logical. Everything doesn’t make sense in the end. Sometimes you have to forget about explanations or excuses and leave people and places behind, because otherwise they will drag you straight down.
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    #People #Forget #Sometimes

  • Keep looking at me,” she said, laughing as though we were having an amusing conversation. “He’s staring at you. And I mean staring. That boy is undressing you with his eyes. Can you feel it?” Her expression was triumphant. Could I feel his stare? I can now, thanks, I thought.
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    #Mean #Eye #Boys

  • there's not a boy on the planet worth this amount of angst. I know; i used to be one
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    #Boys #Planets #Used

  • Lucas was fifteen minutes late to class on Friday, and we had a pop quiz first thing—which he missed. My first thought was how irresponsible it was to miss a quiz… and then I remembered that I missed the midterm. I couldn't exactly point any fingers.
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    #Friday #Class #Missing

  • You have a freckle here," he whispered, sweeping his tongue over a spot just under my jaw. "It drives me crazy every time you 're above me. I just want to do this..." The jentle draw of his mouth pushed me over the edge, and my knees tightened around his hips as i rocked against him.
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    #Crazy #Mouths #Want

  • I was sure you 'd dropped the class, which made me selfishly ecstatic. Without even knowing i was doing it, i started looking for you on campus.
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    #Class #Knowing #Campus

  • Almost every time i saw you, you were with him. But one day, you walked up to the building alone. I was holding the door for several girls in front of you, and i waited for you to catch up. When you reached me, you look pleased, and a little surprised. Unlike the others, you didn't expect the door to be held for you by some random guy. You smiled up at me and said, 'Thank you.' That was the last straw. I prayed you 'd never come to a session, and not with him. I didn't want you to know i was the tutor.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Girl #Doors #Guy

  • I noticed you the first week. Not just because of how pretty you are, though of course, that played into it. It was the way you lean onto your elbows when you 're listening in class, when something catches your interest. And when you laugh, it's never to get attention, it's just-laughter. The way you obssevively tuck your hair behind your ear on the left side, but let the right side fall down like a screen. And when you 're bored, you tap your foot soundlessly and move your fingers on the desktop like you 're playing an instrument. I wanted to sketch you.
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    #Laughter #Moving #Fall

  • Good God, what did he not remember?
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    #Remember #Good God

  • I don't believe there's a reason for everything, and having faith doesn't mean I'm blind. I believe people make poor choices. I believe bad things happen to good people. I believe there's evil in the word that I will never understand, but will never stop fighting.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Believe #Mean #Fighting

  • Not stupid. Overly trusting, maybe, but that reflects on his lack of trustworthiness, not on your intelligence.
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    #Stupid #Easy #Trustworthiness

  • I’ve come to ask how you do it. How you feel what I know you’re feeling and then walk away like that.
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    #Feelings #How You Feel #Feels

  • But just because you’re strong and resilient doesn’t mean you never need someone to be there for you, to take care of you.
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    #Strong #Mean #Care

  • They call it 'falling in love' because it's less like stepping and more like tripping. Tripping is the part where you're still trying to remain upright
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    #Falling In Love #Trying #Tripping

  • Every moment was a before and an after. Every moment was a now to be lived.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Moments

  • Lucas: I wanted to talk to you after class, but you disappeared. Me: I have another class right after. One of those profs who stops talking, stares at you and waits until you get to your seat if you're late. Lucas: I would probably just walk to my seat even slower. ;)
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Talking #Class #Waiting

  • We talked--recent history only--and Lucas relayed the story of how Francis came to be his roommate. "He showed up at the door one night, demanding to be let in. Napped on the sofa for an hour, then demanded to be let out. It turned into a nightly ritual, with him staying longer and longer, until at some point I realized he'd moved in. He's basically the most brazen squatter ever.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Night #Doors #Stories

  • Minus my relationship with Kennedy, I had no automatic invitation to Greek Parties or events, though Chaz and Erin could invite me to some stuff since I fell under the heading of acceptable things to bring to any party: alcohol and girls. Awesome. I'd gone from independent girlfriend to party paraphernalia.
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    #Girl #Party #Independent

  • Really, he could have just punched me in the stomach, because my brain refused to comprehend the words he was saying. A physical assault, it might have understood.
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    #Brain #Might #Stomach

  • I don't know why it's so hard for me to say those three words. Most guys throw it around like breath, like bait.
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    #Guy #Bait #Three

  • So when do we get to the junk-kicking?
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    #Junk #Kicking

  • Please touch me. I need you to touch me.
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    #Needs #Need You #Please

  • He took one of my hands in his, and I brought the other to his face, wondering how his eyes could look like chipped ice and still warm me to my core.
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    #Eye #Hands #Ice

  • Somebody always wants more.
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    #Want

  • He stuck the pencil over his ear, looking unconvinced. "Mmm. What position would you be the most comfortable for you?" I couldn't say aloud the answers that popped into my head at that question, but the flush that spread across my face like wildfire gave me away. He caught his lower lip in his teeth, and I was sure it was to contain a laugh. Most comfortable position? What about with my head stuck under a pillow?
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    #Laughing #Ears #Answers

  • I'm going to arrange you, if that's okay?" I swallowed. "Uh... sure." My hands were clutched to my ribcage, my shoulders hunched almost to my ears. What, this isn't how you want me positioned?
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    #Hands #Want #Ears

  • If someone had asked, "How does this compare to kissing Kennedy?" I would have answered, "Who?
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    #Kissing #Doe #Compare

  • I tilt her chin up and bend my face to hers, silently praising every woman who's had a hand in making her who she is.
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    #Hands #Tilt #Faces

  • You're full of contradictions, Ms. Wallace." I looked up at him and arched a brow. "I'm a girl. That's part of the job description, Mr. Maxfield.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Girl #Jobs #Contradiction

  • I've been known to slum it and shop in the gag-him-and-bag-him aisles, believe it or not.
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    #Believe #Real Talk #Bags

  • I'm gonna make that ***** gnaw his own hand off that night, dammit.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Night #Hands

  • Ugh! Erin. You have a one-track mind." She smiled deviously. "I prefer to think of it as target-driven.
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    #Thinking #Track #Mind

  • Too much quiet left me depressed and consuming condiments for meals.
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    #Too Much #Meals #Quiet

  • Wait." "Stop?" I bit my lip and nodded. "Stop everything, or just go no further?" "Just...just no further." "Done." He gathered me into his arms and kissed me, one hand tangled in my hair and the other one caressing down my back, our hearts pulsing out a cadence that the musician in me translated into a concert of lust.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Heart #Hands #Hair

  • We remain silent because we've taken on a responsibility and/or shame that was never ours to carry. Forgive yourself for things that were not your fault. Bad decisions, mistaken trust, physical weakness, or too much fear to act do not make an assault on you or someone you care about your fault. Ever.
    -- Tammara Webber

    #Taken #Responsibility #Decision

  • I could never be afraid of you.
    -- Tammara Webber