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"From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.
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The swoon I picked is a strange one. It's really quite sad. (Heart-wrenchingly sad if you know the whole story.) So I threw in another happy one. :) I try to keep mine spoiler free, but it's hard to do. This one could possibly be a spoiler. So I would advise: If you read or plan to read The Vampire Diaries books, do not read on!
The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Vol. 1: Phantom
#1. "He put a gentle hand beneath Elena's chin and tilted her head up so that her eyes met his again. 'I know you loved him, Elena. It's okay. You don't have to pretend.'
Elena gave a little gasp of pain.
It was like there was a dark hole inside her. She could laugh and smile and marvel at the restored town; she could love her family; but all the time there was this dull ache , this terrible sense of loss.
Letting her tears loose at last, Elena fell into Stefan's arms.
'Oh, my love,' he said, his voice catching, and they wept together, taking comfort in each other's warmth."
#2. " But then Alaric spotted Meredith, dashed over, and took her in his arms, pulling her off her feet as he swung her into a hug, and she visibly relaxed. In a few moments, they were both laughing and talking, and they didn't seem to be able to stop touching each other, as if they needed to reassure themselves that they were actually together again after all this time."
<3 Amanda Leigh