“You can be just friends with people, you know,” Orla said. “I think it’s crazy how you’re in love with all those raven boys.”
Orla wasn’t wrong, of course. But what she didn’t realize about Blue and her boys was that they were all in love with one another. She was no less obsessed with them than they were with her, or one another, analyzing every conversation and gesture, drawing out every joke into a longer and longer running gag, spending each moment either with one another or thinking about when next they would be with one another. Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn’t all-encompassing, that wasn’t blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she’d had this kind, she didn’t want the other.”
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
I just finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue last night and I quite enjoyed it. (Review up sometime in the next few weeks on my channel or here) While reading this book I remembered this part vividly. This is how Blue feels about her friendship with the Raven Boys. She views it as something that is unbreakable, that will last forever no matter where anyone goes because they are always thinking about the other and always waiting until the next time they can see each other again. A friendship like this with only one person is hard enough to find, let alone have 4 like Blue does in this story.
I hope you guys all have some friends you can rely on, they make the world a better place.
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