I've loved you for a long time, ' she said. 'But there was always something holding me back. Maybe it was that I was afraid of an emotion that was so consuming. It still frightens me, ' she admitted in a whisper. Tamani chuckled. 'If it makes you feel any better, it scares the daylights out of me on a regular basis.
However... , " Satan said. Bick sighed. "However, I didn't count on the growing interference of lawyers, regulators, bureaucrats and politicians into my business. I swear it seems that every year they stick their noses into more and more." Lucifer chuckled. "Sorry about that-I outdid myself there.
'Go back up.' The angel chuckled. 'Well, that would be easy enough if I wanted to go up, but I assure you that I've had quite enough of up to last forever.' The angel shook with mirth again. 'Or until tomorrow. Or whenever I'm overcome with the lust for it once more. It's quite delightful, except that it's terrifying. Which is, of course, how so many of the best things are.'
Sorry, ' she said breathlessly. 'I got lost in the crowd.' 'I noticed, ' he said. 'One second I was dancing with you, and the next you were gone and a very persistent werewolf was trying to get the buttons on my jeans undone.' Sebastian chuckled. 'Girl or boy werewolf?' 'Not sure. Either way, they could have used a shave.
Sorry," she said breathlessly. "I got lost in the crowd." "I noticed," he said. "One second I was dancing with you, and the next you were gone and a very persistent werewolf was trying to get the buttons on my jeans undone." Sebastian chuckled. "Girl or boy werewolf?" "Not sure. Either way, they could have used a shave.
Do you have a favorite constalation, Percy?' I was still kind of wondering about the little green snakes he'd shoved into his jogging shorts, but i said. 'Uh, I like Hercules.' 'Why?' 'Well... because he had rotten luck. Even worse than mine. It makes me feel better." The jogger chuckled. 'Not because he was strong and famouse and all that?' 'No.
Ariel sighed. 'How are you not self-conscious about that?' Kitty chuckled. 'Hey, I got used to it in a hurry, and I kind of like the side perks. I always wanted to ... y'know, be superhuman, do some of the things I've been able to do with this setup.' She curled her tail up to take it in her hands. 'Now I know how the guys feel, having something extra in your pants tends to be awkward after a while.
Don A. Martinez
Don't see me as a girl. See me as a buddy of yours or something." He cast his eyes downward and didn't look back up to my face. I looked down and groaned. Such a guy. "My buddies don't have boobs, as far as I know." "Because you felt them up to be sure?" I chuckled, against my better judgement. Once again, his mouth dropped open.
Have you seen Frances?" He tilted his head to the right. "I believe she's off rooting about in the bushes." Anne followed his gaze uneasily. "Rooting?" "She told me she was practicing for the next play." Anne blinked at him, not following. "For when she gets to be a unicorn." "Oh, of course." She chuckled. "She is rather tenacious, that one.
He touched the screen as if trying to reach through with his hand. "You're a wonderful young lady. I don't tell you that often enough. You remind me so much of your mother. She'd be proud. And Grandpa Tom" -he chuckled- "he always said you'd be the most powerful voice in our family. You're going to outshine me some day, you know. They're going to remember me as Piper McLean's father, and that's the best legacy I can imagine.
He touched the screen as if trying to reach through with his hand. "You're a wonderful young lady. I don't tell you that often enough. You remind me so much of your mother. She'd be proud. And Grandpa Tom" --he chuckled-- "he always said you'd be the most powerful voice in our family. You're going to outshine me some day, you know. They're going to remember me as Piper McLean's father, and that's the best legacy I can imagine.
MacKenzie grinned at Mim. "They love the modern appliances." "Especially the electric floor sweeper, " Valor chuckled. "Defiance really has a thing for the vacuum cleaner, " MacKenzie agreed in a secretive whisper. "If he ever has kids, he'll probably name the first one Hoover, " Havoc snickered.
We all think when we're young that we want excitement and highs and passion. To hell with ordinary.' I smiled and she chuckled. 'But when we find ourselves in these adult bodies, ' she said. 'When we wise up a little, or get slapped in the face by life, we realize we just want all things to be equal.' She put the heels of her hands together near her heart like the Yoga prayer position. 'And we want to understand them better.
Laura Anderson Kurk
Then maybe it's time to change that." Della sat back in her chair. "Change what?" Kylie asked. "Come out of the closet. You know, like...'I'm gay and here to stay.' You'd need a different slogan, but maybe, 'I'm a lizard and if you don't like it, I'll eat out your gizzard.'" Della chuckled. "Okay, it needs some work, but you get what I mean.
My dearest girl, ' said the vampire finally, examining Lord Maccon with an exhausted but appreciative eye, 'such a banquet. Never been one to favor werewolves myself, but he is very well equipped, now, is he not?' Miss Tarabotti gave him an arch look. 'My goodies, ' she warned. Humans, ' chuckled the vampire, 'so possessive.
Victor wrapped his fingers over my hand, pressing his face against my palm. 'You're the bravest girl I've ever met. I'm so incredibly proud of you.' 'Who knew that one day the word someone would use to describe me is brave. Life is very unpredictable.' I chuckled. 'There are many other words I could think of to describe you but I'm not really good at flattery.
But it's daylight," she said at last. "Vampires can't go out in the sun, everyone knows that!" Bones chuckled. "Right And we shrink back from crosses, can't travel over water, and always get staked in the end by the righteous slayer. Really, who'd be afraid of a creature like that? All you'd need is a Bible, a tanning bed, and some holy water to send us shivering to our dooms.
At the time, most bodies worked on by anatomists were cold indeed. They were brought to Edinburgh from all over Britain - some came by way of the Union Canal. The resurrectionists - body-snatchers - pickled them in whisky for transportation. It was a lucrative trade." "But did the whisky get drunk afterwards?" Devlin chuckled. "Economics would dictate that it did.
I'm getting a girlfriend soon," said Michael in a serious tone, and everyone laughed. "You've got plenty of time for that, kiddo," said his father. "No need to rush." "Well, I don't want a boyfriend, Daddy," said Madeline. "Boys are dirty, and they make a mess when they eat." "I'd imagine the six-year-old ones would." Xavier chuckled. "But don't worry, they get better at it.
Imagine your body replaced by dust and vapor, and having a tingly feeling in your stomach without even having a stomach. Imagine having to concentrate just to keep yourself from dispersing into nothing. I got so angry, a flash of lightning crackled inside me. "Don't be that way," Amos chuckled. "It's only for a few minutes.
There are things I need to say first. Things you need to hear before we go any further." She tensed. "Oh, God, are you married?" He chuckled. "No, nothing like that." "Good, " she replied, letting out a relieved breath. "I want you to know you've made this very difficult for me. I had a speech prepared. Then I see you like this." His finger continued to trail down her stomach, tracing the rim of her panties. "And I can't even remember my damn name.
What would you tell her about me?' He did not just ask that. 'You did not just ask that.' She chuckled. 'I'm serious, ' he smiled. 'Very well, if you must know, I would say that you are arrogant and foolish, too handsome for your own good and far too cognizant of your own intellect. Unbending, unsympathetic, dogmatic, pig-headed-' 'Handsome?' he interrupted, unable to keep the smile from his face. 'And intelligent?' 'Don't forget arrogant.
and yet, at the end of it all, a few very broad lines did seem to stick out, like the primary colors in a painting that explain all the confusing blends. And once I had understood my artificial convention, as one understands a convention of the theatre, it was surprising how many adventures did, with a squeeze, fit in their compartments- provided that I chuckled as I did the squeezing and reminded myself that it was all a game anyway.
Joseph J. Thorndike Jr.
Perhaps, he thought, his Master would only amuse himself with the little pain slut for a little while and then give her back to his faithful servant as an eternal plaything. The ghost chuckled at the thought of what he would do to that little slut if he had all of eternity as he faded away into the undulating mirror and left sweet Angelica to her fate.
I don't bite Marcus. You can come sit on the comfy old couch with me. That chair is incredibly uncomfortable." Just the opening I needed. I jumped up and sat down on the end of the couch and stretched my legs out in front of me. "You don't have to tell me twice. I was just being polite." Will ow chuckled and brought a blanket over to the sofa with her.
Hell, yes. I love you; that's not going to change. I want this, I want you, and I think... Oh hell, here comes the Dawson's Creek.' He grimaced and I chuckled in spite of the moment. His gaze grew wistful, and he looked so young. 'I don't want to put things off, even though we haven't been together a really long time. I don't want to wait-you never know what can... Look. I adore you, and I want a home. Again. With you.
Morning breath here. 'A dirty mouth you say, ' clean it up with Orbit.' Maya chuckled. 'Unless you have gum, I'm not letting you near me.' She reached for a pillow and plopped it over her face. 'Ha-ha! Good one. No gum on me, but I'll settle for kissing your belly.' Alex whisked her pajama top up and knelt down to kiss the roundest part of her tummy.
Melisa M. Hamling
The widow's eyebrows raised. "Ye've got all these nasty pooches to run around with and ye still might die?" "I'm going to go fight with a god, some demons, and a coven of witches who all want to kill me," I said, "so it's a distinct possibility." "Are y'goin' t'kill 'em back?" "I'd certainly like to." "Attaboy," the widow chuckled. "Off y'go, then. Kill every last one o' the bastards and call me in the mornin'.
The same beautiful receptionist greeted Christian who had met him before and she extended the same lush invitation as she had the last time. Victoria's eyes narrowed and Christian chuckled under his breath at her jealousy."Relax cherie, she's paid to do that." "Well, she didn't come on to me, so obviously she's not doing her job properly, " Victoria said. Christian laughed.
Wherever his gaze touched her, she felt as if flames licked at her skin, and the thought of what it might do to her to feel his tongue follow suit had her eyes drifting shut on a moan. Spar chuckled softly and leaned closer until his breath teased the rim of her ear. "I would pay more than a penny for those thoughts, little human, were I not filled with such vivid imaginings of my own.
But all I feel is impatience, fury for the opposition I anticipate and the lies I'm going to have to tell to make it happen, and frustration that I can't even take a walk without them sending someone to hover. Attack me," she said. "I beg your pardon, Lady Queen?" "You should attack me, and we'll see what he does. He's probably quite bored--it'll be a relief to him." "Mightn't he run me through with his sword?" "Oh." Bitterblue chuckled. "Yes, I suppose he might. That would be a shame." "I'm gratified that you think so," said Giddon dryly.
She hesitated a moment then slipped her arm through his. "Just remember, I lead, you follow." "Okay, but when we're dancing at the wedding, I lead, you follow." She sighed dramatically. "I guess I can agree to that." He chuckled. "See? I have a feeling this the beginning of a beautiful fake relationship." She worried her bottom lip as they walked toward the kitchen together. "I'm sure glad one of us feels that way.
Didn't your mom teach you to not creep up on a girl in a hearse?' I snapped even though I knew my situation wasn't normal at all, and no mom taught their kid that. He chuckled lightly as he stared at me, humour in his eyes. 'No. Actually missed out on that one. But then again, I thought you would've noticed me, with me having stood here for the past... ' he stared at his non-existent watch, '... three minutes.
It wasn't like that at all!' argued the Sleuth, looking around for support. 'It was a heroic, selfless act of spectacular bravery! I should be worshipped like a god! Immortalised in song!' He struck a dramatic pose, 'One man, alone and outnumbered, sacrificed himself for the greater good... ' 'Immortalised in song, eh?' chuckled Mick. 'How about 'ridiculed in nursery rhymes'?
Do you know why I married you, Philip?" "Presumably you wanted the financial security and social prestige I could offer." She chuckled at that and shook her head..."I believed," she confessed somberly, "I honestly believed that I had something to offer you too--something you needed. Do you know what it was?" "I can't imagine." "I thought I could teach you how to laugh and enjoy life." Philip and Caroline
If I can show that a woman can run 26 miles, and run it well -- stride for stride with the men -- that is going to throw all the rest of the prejudices and all the misconceptions and all of the so-called reasons for keeping women down that have existed for the past how many centuries? Centuries of this stuff! And so I sort of chuckled to myself and thought, 'Oh, this is going to be fun! I'm going to turn the whole thing on its head.'
(...)Did she really tell Roddy Carstairs she could outshoot him with his own pistol?" "No," Jason said dryly. "She told him that if he made one more improper advance to her, she would shoot him- and if she missed, she would turn Wolf loose on him. And if Wolf didn't finish the job, she had every faith I would." Jason chuckled and shook his head. "It's the first time I've been nominated for the role of hero. I was a little crushed, however, to be second choice after the dog.
You were baptized?" "My sister told me that yes, Father baptized me shortly after birth. My mother was a Protestant of a faith that deplored infant baptism, so they had a quarrel about it." The Bishop held out his hand to lift the Speaker to his feet. The Speaker chuckled. "Imagine. A closet Catholic and a lapsed Mormon, quarreling over religious procedures that they both claimed not to believe in.
Orson Scott Card
Ethan chuckled and pulled his child close. "However, it might be nice if you gave your Uncle Satan blue skin tomorrow. He would love that." The gasps in the room were hilarious. My Vampyre was evil to the core... I bit my lip to keep from screaming or laughing. Satan would look awesome as a Smurf. I needed to make sure my phone was charged so I could get some good blackmail shots.
Such a fuss ofer a few mundanes." Mrs Dark chuckled and moved to stand beside her sister, so that Will, with his blazing sword, was between Tessa and both ladies. "We have no quarrel with you, Shadowhunter, unless you choose to pick one. You have invaded our territory and broken the Covenant Law in doing so. We could report you to the Clave-" "While the Clave disapproves of trespassers, oddly, they take an even darker view of beheading and skinning people. They're peculiar that way," Will said
What's going on?" Royce asked as throngs of people suddenly moved toward him from the field and the castle interior. "I mentioned that you saw the thing and now they want to know what it looks like," Hadrian explained. "What did you think? They were coming to lynch you?" He shrugged. "What can I say? I'm a glass-half-empty kinda guy." "Half empty?" Hadrian chuckled. "Was there ever any drink in that glass?
Michael J. Sullivan
What's going on?' Royce asked as throngs of people suddenly moved toward him from the field and the castle interior. 'I mentioned that you saw the thing and now they want to know what it looks like, ' Hadrian explained. 'What did you think? They were coming to lynch you?' He shrugged. 'What can I say? I'm a glass-half-empty kinda guy.' 'Half empty?' Hadrian chuckled. 'Was there ever any drink in that glass?
Michael J. Sullivan
Oh, was that liquor of yours a stimulant?" asked Elena. "I wondered why he didn't fall asleep." "Couldn't you tell?" chuckled Mayhew. "Not really." Miles twisted his head to take in Elena's upside-down worried face, and smile in weak reassurance. Sparkly black and purple whirlpools clouded his vision. Mayhew's laughter faded. "My God," he said hollowly, "you mean he's like that all the time?
Lois McMaster Bujold
You're kidding, right? The whole town will know where we are just by the idle on that thing.' He feigned a look of shock. 'That thing is a 1966 GTO. It has a name, okay? It's Mack-as in 'to mack on women.' I rebuilt it last year, and I was told the engine makes girls hot.' 'Someone actually used those words? Is it true?' 'TBD, ' he said. 'You're goofy. Let's ride in my Jeep. Its name is Jeep.' Quinn chuckled. 'Kavanagh has a smart mouth.
Laura Anderson Kurk
I need a bath." He chuckled. "You smell of smoke, as do I." The duke turned, leaning heavily on his cane. "Jameson, open the carriage door. We shall return to the house." Beth smiled up at Christian. "Shall we adjourn to the house to get some ointment for your hands and a bath, my love?" His eyes lit. "A bath?" Grandfather snorted. "Someone send to London for a special license! Now.
Two gorgeous guys slaving in the kitchen. Doesn't get any better than this.' 'You have low standards, ' Chait grinned over his shoulder and dropped bread into the toaster. 'If I had two hot girls in my kitchen, I'd want them naked.' I stood immobile, seeing Chait and Hayden in my minds eye. Naked, cooking for me. Hayden glanced my way and chuckled as I dashed away.
if you hurt deeply, then it means you love deeply too. love is powerful thing, Jaron. In the end, love will help you win this war." I chuckled, "that'd be a fine new strategy, I think. When the enemy wields a sword against me, I'll simply express my love for them. They'll be so shocked, they'll collapse on the spot and the victory will be mine." "I daresay you will be the first to claim victory that way
Jennifer A. Nielsen