She Didn’t Need to be Rescued

This quote really captures the main character and illustrates one of the primary reasons why I love this book:

She ought to be happy to see him and part of her was—she’d missed him every single day. But this felt less like he’d come to rescue her and more like he hadn’t trusted her to take care of herself. A fine line. She ought to be grateful, but she didn’t need to be rescued. He didn’t understand, and now somehow she had to tell him he couldn’t leave.

-Refuge of Dragons (Voices of Dragons #2) by Carrie Vaughn

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