Quotes From "Ghost Town" By Rachel Caine

She came awake, stomach rumbling, and opened her eyes to see a plate being held right under her nose. When she reached for it, Shane snatched it back. 'Nuh-uh. Mine.''Share! ' she demanded.' Man, you are one grabby girlfriend.' She grinned. It always made her feel so fiercly warm inside to hear him say that- the girlfriend part, not the grabby part. 'If you love me, you'll give me a taco.'' Seriously? That's all you got? What about you'll do sexy, illegal things to me for a taco?'' Not for a taco, ' she said. 'I'm not cheap.'' They're brisket tacos.'' Now you're talking. . Rachel Caine
You humans, always eating. I'll make you soup. You can eat it while you keep working." Myrnin set aside his book and walked into the back of the lab." Don't use the same beaker you used for poisons! " Claire yelled after him. He waved a pale hand. "I mean it! Rachel Caine
He's not doing anything he shouldn't be doing, right?" "Like what?"" Like hitting on you."" Ew. No, of course not. He doesn't see me that way." Michael shook his head and went back to his coffee." What? You think he does?"" Sometimes he looks at you a little.. oddly, that's all. Maybe you're right. Maybe he just wants you for your blood."" Again, Ew! What's with you this morning?"" Not enough coffee. Rachel Caine
Myrnin, who hadn't said much, suddenly reached out and wrapped his arms around her. She stiffened, shocked, and for a panicked second wondered whether he'd suddenly decided to snack on her neck.. but it was just a hug. His body felt cold against hers, and way too close, but then he let go and stepped back. "You've done very well. I'm extremely proud of you, " he said. There was a touch of color high in his pale cheeks. "Do go home now. And shower. You reek like the dead." Which, coming from a vampire, was pretty rich. . Rachel Caine
You okay?"" Fine."" Your heart's beating really fast."" Gee, thanks. That's very comforting that you can hear it." He smiled, and it was the old Michael, the one she'd first met before all the vamp stuff." Yeah, I know it is. Sorry. Just stay behind me if there's trouble."" You sound like Shane.""Well, he did say he'd kill me if I got you hurt. I'm just looking after my own neck."" Liar. Rachel Caine
She can go with us to the lab and keep...
She can go with us to the lab and keep Myrnin pinned down while we pull the plug, if he's not... you know, better."" Define BETTER with that guy."" Not all fangs and raaaaar. Rachel Caine
Here, " Myrnin said, his voice still gentle and low. "Amelie said you had to work. No one said you had to work alone." He picked up the next part and slotted it in, took the screwdriver from Claire's numbed fingers, and fastened it with a couple of deft, fast movements. "I'll be your hands." She wanted to cry, because it was so sweet, but it wouldn't do any good. Rachel Caine
Myrnin turned away to pick up his Ben Franklin spectacles,...
Myrnin turned away to pick up his Ben Franklin spectacles, balanced them on his nose, and looked over them to say, "Don't do drugs. I feel I ought to say that. Rachel Caine
Oliver laughed - actually laughed." I like this new Claire, " he said. "You should work her this hard all the time, Myrnin. She's interesting when she's forthright." Claire, possessed by the spirit of Eve, shot him the finger. Which made him laugh again, shake his head, and walk up the steps. Rachel Caine
See?" she heard Shane yell at the kitchen. "She doesn't stomp around like a cattle stampede! "" Bite me, Collins! No bacon for you, either! Rachel Caine
Promise me, Amelie, that you’ll crucify me with silver before you allow me to fall in love.”“ I hardly think there’s any chance of that, ” Amelie said. "I doubt you have the capacity. Rachel Caine
Bite me, Goth princess, ” Shane called from the back. “Not literally or anything.”“ Maybe you should say that to Michael.”“Not funny, Eve, ” Michael said. Eve raised her eyebrows and held her fingers up, measuring off about an inch. “Little bit, ” she said. Rachel Caine
Michael had to pound me a couple of times to...
Michael had to pound me a couple of times to convince me not to go stage a rescue." Shane shrugged. "He hits like a girl, for a vampire. Rachel Caine
He started to touch the mechanism under the keyboard, then pulled his hand back with a snap." Ah, " he said. "Must deactivate the security.... Turn around, please."" What?"" Turn around, Claire. It's a secure password! "" You have GOT to be kidding."" Why ever would I joke about that? Please turn. Rachel Caine
Shane, in case we don’t … don’t come out of this, I wanted to say…” He glanced over at her, and she felt her whole body warm from it. She remembered that look. It made her feel naked inside and out, but not in a creepy kind of way. In a way that felt…. Free. “If what you say is true, and I guess it has to be, I think I know why we’re … together, ” he said. “I think I’d fall for you no matter what, Claire. You’re kind of awesome. Rachel Caine
Yeah, I get it; you're a vampire, " she said. "Creepy. And okay, a little hot, I admit." "You don't mean that." "Come on. I still like you, you know, even if you.. crave plasma." Michael blinked and looked at her as if he had never seen her before." You what?"" Like. You." Eve enunciated slowly, as if Michael might not know the words. "Idiot. I always have. What, you didn't know?" Eve sounded cool and grown-up about it, but Claire saw the hectic color in her cheeks, under the makeup. "How clueless are you? Does it come with the fangs?" "I guess I.. I just thought.. Hell. I just didn't think.. You're kind of intimidating, you know." "I'm intimidating? Me? I run like a rabbit from trouble, mostly, " Eve said." It's all show and makeup. You're the one who's intimidating. I mean, come on. All that talent, and you look.. Well, you know how you look." " How do I look?" He sounded fascinated now, and he'd actually moved a little closer to Eve on the couch. She laughed. "Oh come on. You're a total model-babe." "You're kidding."" You don't think you are?" He shook his head. "Then you're kind of an idiot, Glass. Smart, but and idiot." Eve crossed her arms.“ So? What exactly do you think about me, except that I’m intimidating?”“ I think you’re…you’re…ah, interesting?” Michael was amazingly bad at this, Claire thought, but then he saved it by looking away and continuing. “I think you’re beautiful. And really, really strange.” Eve smiled and looked down, and that looked like a real blush, under the rice powder. “Thanks for that, “ she said, “I never thought you knew I existed, or if you did, that you thought I was anything but Shane’s bratty freak friend.”“ Well, to be fair, you are Shane’s bratty freak friend.”“ Hey! ”“ You can be bratty and beautiful, ” Michael said. “I think it’s interesting. Rachel Caine
How'd you get to be so good at this?
How'd you get to be so good at this?"" I had a good teacher."" Better not have been Myrnin or I'll have to kick his predatory ass."" I mean you, dummy."" Oh. Rachel Caine
I think so, ” she [Claire] said. “Just watch your...
I think so, ” she [Claire] said. “Just watch your back, okay?” “Nah, Michael’s got mine.” He [Shane] looked straight into her eyes.“ I’ve got yours. Rachel Caine
Claire said. “I might be able to get him to stop.” “Who, crazy dude? Maybe. Or he might pull your head off, ” Shane said. “I kind of worry.” She couldn’t help but smile. “Yeah?”“A little bit.”“ That’s …nice.”He studied her, and returned the smile. “Yeah, ” he said. “Kind of is, actually. Rachel Caine
Yes, " he said. "I am sure. I double-checked everything after you went home yesterday. I even made a few improvements, just in case." The first part of that reassured her. The second part.. not so much. "What kind of improvements?" "Oh, nothing, really. Mostly just streamlining. You really did very well; I certainly don't want you to think that I am one of those people who has to be in control all the- Oh, well, I suppose that's actually true- I do have to be in control all the time. But only because I am in charge, of course. . Rachel Caine