Shadowland: Oh, cruel world of tyranny and injustice, impale me with your spear of hunger and hatred...
Fire: (to Redd) Ugh. Look, it's Shadow being all emo again. I mean, what is with that girl? And why does she speak in bad poetry?
Redd: Hey! Shadowland's cool. I kind of like the way she speaks.
Fire: Oh, so you like being spoken to in riddles and depressing metaphors, do you?
Redd: I don't know what your problem is. I think she's a nice girl.
Fire: ...You like her! Oh my God, you LIKE her!
Redd: So what if I do?
Fire: But...but. I mean...well, I just thought that maybe you li-
Redd: I'm going to talk to her.
Redd: Yeah. I'm gonna ask her out!
Fire: No! You can't!
Redd: Why not? Not everyone is content with battles and fights, Fire. You might like that fierce kind of life, but I just want to settle down and live peacefully.
Fire: You know what? Fine, whatever. Go do what you like. She's a hardcover though, she's WAY out of your league.
Redd: Oh, thanks for the vote of confidence.
Redd: Hey Shadow!
Shadowland: Good evening.
Fire: (muttering) It's morning, for God's sake.
Redd: Uh yeah. Um, so how are you today?
Shadowland: How am I? That is the question. What is "I", or rather, what is the "self"? Is it an illusion? Does it exist? Am "I" the one experiencing this cold, harsh reality which stabs me in the heart with its sharp, shattered fragment of icey glass? How am I, indeed.
Redd: Riiight. So, er, what are you doing?
Shadowland: What is anyone doing? We are all pawns in a game of chess. Are we responsible for our actions? Or are we controlled by the dark, bleak surroundings in which we must carry out our meaningless lives? To search for meaning is as futile as a searching for life in a graveyard...
Redd: That's deep. So, do you want to go out some time?
Shadowland: I rarely venture outside. Who knows what dangerous fate awaits me in the murky depths of tomorrow?
Redd: Er, no, that's not what I meant...
Fire: (to herself) Right, I have to stop this -
Grammar: Hello, Shadow. I hope I find you well this evening.
Fire: It's MORNING. What is wrong with you people? And who is this guy?
Shadowland: Grammar! I yearned to see you. My heart ached to -
Redd: Wait. Waiiiit a minute. Shadow, who is this guy?
Shadowland: My paramour. I live, I breathe, and all for -
Redd: Wait, so you already have a boyfriend?!
Fire: She has a boyfriend. Wow.
Shadowland: Indeed. He is my soulmate, my eternal love, my -
Redd: But - how are you going out with him? I mean, he's non-fiction! He's your complete opposite!
Shadowland: He understands me.
Fire: You hear that, Redd? He understands her.
Redd: But I...I...
Grammar: We must depart, Shadow. I want you to meet my parents.
Shadowland: Oh heavenly angels above! I cannot. The darkness in me will surely turn them against me forever.
Grammar: It matters not, for I will always love you.
Shadowland: Oh Grammar, your glorious light shines so bright, I feel the darkness leaving my broken soul...
Grammar: Shadow, my love!Fire: This is sickening.
Shadowland: Let us leave, Grammar, and together we shall face the unknown!
Grammar: Shadow!Fire: I'm going to kill them.
Redd: I can't believe she already had a boyfriend...
Fire: Er...well. Um. I'm sorry that you, you know. Got er...
Redd: Hit by the Cruciatus curse?
Fire: I was gonna say dropped like a hot potato, but yeah, that works too.
Redd: Potatoes don't accurately portray how torturous that situation was.
Fire: Well...if it's any consolation...I think you're cool. Way cooler than that Grammar guy.
Redd: Thanks, Fire. But obviously Shadow didn't think so.
Fire: Well, she's clearly got a few pages loose, if you know what I mean.
Redd: Ha, yeah. You're a great friend, Fire. Thanks for trying to cheer me up. But I just want to be alone right now.
Fire: Oh. Sure. No problem. What are friends for...
Inspired by every teen movie that exists, Beezlebub (the anime) and of course, Harry Potter.
Books (in order of appearance):
Shadowland (The Immortals #3) by Alyson Noël
Fire (Graceling Realm #2)
Seeing Redd (The Looking Glass Wars #2) by Frank Beddor
My Grammar and I by Caroline Taggart and J. A. Wines
And that is all for now! What books did you get this week?
Many thanks to The Works (discounted books rule).