She didn't look happy. "Brainwashing. We're gonna take him and help him. This may not sound like too much help, but he's not safe. He'll kill anyone when the feeling comes on. When he burst in here, he could have taken you and me. I think it would be best if we sucked him dry of the blood bug and made him less hostile, for everyone's safty. You saw what he looked like when he came in here." Ave turned back to the wall, she clutched her hand over her face in frustration. "You can stay here if you want. I did this to protect you, and I'm not gonna let Derek kill you because he's a jealous ex. Trust me, I know about that."
"A few times in my life I've had moments of absolute clarity. When for a few brief seconds, the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I've lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be."