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Derek Landy
Still, he figured, sometimes you've got to do what you've got to do, and then sometimes you've just got to run like hell after it's done.
Derek Landy
Being a detective isn't all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant...The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives.
Derek Landy
They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, Valkyrie said. China glanced at her. They've obviously never met me.
Derek Landy
We're not retreating, we're advancing in reverse.' --Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
Stairs, Valkyrie said, disappointed.Not just ordinary stairs, Skulduggery told her as he led the way down. Magic stairs.Really?Oh, yes.She followed him into the darkness. How are they magic?They just are.In what way?In a magicky way.She glared at the back of his head. They aren't magic at all, are they?Not really.
Derek Landy
It's not that I want you to go, it's just that I don't want you to stay. - China Sorrows -
Derek Landy
I swear, talking to you is like talking to a really good-looking and mildly stupid brick wall.
Derek Landy
An untied shoelace can be dangerous,' he said.'I could have tripped.'She stared at him. A moment dragged by.'I'm joking,' he said at last.She relaxed. 'Really?''Absolutely. I would never have tripped. I'm far too graceful.
Derek Landy
Plans are invitation to disappointment.
Derek Landy
Gordon Edgley's sudden death came as a shock to everyone - not least himself. One moment he was in his study, seven words into the twenty-fifth sentence of the final chapter of his new book, And the Darkness Rained upon Them, and the next he was dead. A tragic loss, his mind echoed numbly as he slipped away.
Derek Landy
You have no idea about presents or what they mean. The lastpresent you gave me was a stick.You wanted a weapon.It was a stick.It had a bow on it.It was a stick.I thought you liked the stick. You laughed.
Derek Landy
Where are you going?Nowhere special. I just have some... things to do.Why did you pause?'I'm sorry?You paused. You have 'some... things to do.'No reason, I just--You're up to something.No--Then why'd you pause?Get in the car.She got in. He got in.Seat belt, he said.Why'd you pause?His head drooped. Because I'm up to somthing.And why can't I come with you?Because it's something sneaky.Do you promise to tell me later?I do.Well all right then. She clicked her seat belt into place. Let's go.
Derek Landy
You're under arrest for multiple counts of murder. You have the right to not much at all, really. Do you have anything to say in your defense?
Derek Landy
Corrival looked around. 'So is this it? Is everyone here? Erskine, maybe you should start the ball rolling. I have places to go and things to do.''Me?' Ravel asked. 'Why do I have to start it? You're the most respected mage here. You start it, or Skulduggery.'Skulduggery shook his head. 'I can't start it. I don't like most of these people. I might start shooting.
Derek Landy
The fact is that we have no way of knowing if the person who we think we are is at the core of our being. Are you a decent girl with the potential to someday become an evil monster, or are you an evil monster that thinks it's a decent girl?Wouldn't I know which one I was?Good God, no. The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.
Derek Landy
Of course I want to kill you, said Skulduggery. I want to kill most people. But then where would I be? In a field of dead people with no one to talk to.
Derek Landy
If anyone stops us, as long as we mumble something pretentious about the glory of death, we should be fine.
Derek Landy
Every once in a while, I get the urge. You know what I'm talking about, don't you? The urge for destruction. The urge to hurt, maim, kill. It's quite a thing, to experience that urge, to let it wash over you, to give in to it. It's addictive. It's all-consuming. You lose yourself to it. It's quite, quite wonderful. I can feel it, even as I speak, tapping around the edges of my mind, trying to prise me open, slip its fingers in. And it would be so easy to let it happen. But we're all like that, aren't we? We're all barbarians at our core. We're all savage, murderous beasts. I know I am. I'm sure you are. The only difference between us, Mr Prave, is how loudly we roar. I know I roar very loudly indeed. How about you? Do you think you can match me?
Derek Landy
It all depends on what people you're talking about helping. That's the wonderful think about just about every religion on the planet - they're all so incredibly selfish.
Derek Landy
Tanith frowned. Did people still go on DATES any more? She was sure they did. They probably called it something different though. She tried to think of the last date she'd been on. The last PROPER date. Did fighting side by side with Saracen Rue count as a date? They ended up snuggling under the moonlight, drenched in gore and pieces of brain - so it had PROBABLY been a date. If it wasn't, it was certainly a fun time had by all. Well, not ALL. But she and Saracen had sure had a blast.
Derek Landy
Fletcher was always going to be your ex-boyfriend, from the moment you met him. He's just finally caught up with where he's supposed to be.
Derek Landy
Just because an apple falls one hundred times out of a hundred does not mean it will fall on the hundred and first.
Derek Landy
I'm placing you under arrest for murder, conspiracy to commit murder and, I don't know, possibly littering.
Derek Landy
Emergency Valve Regulators, she repeated. So you do know what your doing?Not really, he said yanking another wire. 'I made up that term to keep you happy. I'm just pulling all the red wires because they're the pretty ones.
Derek Landy
You look angry, he said.You put me on hold.For a very good reason.You put me, she said very, very slowly, on hold.
Derek Landy
He put on his hat and wrapped his scarf around his jaw, but did without the wig and the sunglasses. He clicked his key chain and the car beeped and the doors locked.That's it?He looked up. Sorry?Aren't you afraid it might get stolen? We're not exactly in a good part of town.It's got a car alarm.Don't you, like, cast a spell or something? To keep it safe?No. It's a pretty good car alarm.
Derek Landy
I should go in alone, Valkyrie said, speaking loudly to be heard. If we both go in, it'll look to official.So I'll just stay out here? Skulduggery asked. But what'll I do? There's no one to talk to. It's boring.You're standing on the roof of a train, Valkyrie pointed out. If you find this boring, you really need your head examined. Just wait here. I'll do what has to be done and I'll be find out.Fine, he said, sounding grumpy. Don't be long.
Derek Landy
Valkyrie walked to the back door, which hadn't been closed properly, shut it and locked it. There was now a baby in the house, after all. She couldn't take the chance that a wild animal might wander in and make off with Alice, like those dingoes in Australia. She was probably being unfair to both dingoes and Australia, but she couldn't risk it. Locked doors kept the dingoes out, and that's all there was to it, even if she didn't know what a dingo actually was. She took out her phone, searched the Internet, found a picture of a baby dingo and now she really wanted a baby dingo for a pet.
Derek Landy
Ladies and gentleman, he said over the speakers, welcome aboard this recently liberated Gulfstream V. If I could have your attention for just a few moments, I'd like to go over the safety features of this aircraft. It has an engine, to make us go, and wings, to keep us in the air. There are seatbelts, which won't do you an awful lot of good if we fly into the side of a mountain.
Derek Landy
Donegan Bane and Gracious O'Callahan - the Monster Hunters. Adventurers, inventors, authors of Monster Hunting for Beginners and it's sequels, Monster Hunting for Beginners is Probably Inadvisable and Seriously, Dude, Stop Monster Hunting.
Derek Landy
This is stolen? We're in a stolen jet?Not stolen, said Donegan Bane from the co-pilot's seat.Almost stolen, Gracious corrected.Semi-stolen, said Donegan.Quasi-stolen, said Gracious. Aurora's frown did not turn upside down. So is it stolen or not?Donegan and Gracious hesitated.Yes, they both said together.
Derek Landy
Aurora sagged. Why is it, she asked, that every time I'm with you two we end up stealing something big?We always return it, Donegan said, a little defensively. Maybe not always in one piece or necessarily to the right person but return it we do, and so it is not stealing, it is merely borrowing.Gracious looked at him. It's a little bit stealing.Anyone who leaves a private jet just lying around deserves to have it stolen.It wasn't lying around, said Gracious. It was locked up tight. It took us an hour to dismantle the security system and get inside.Donegan looked at him. You're not helping.
Derek Landy
It's fairly standard. Also, I'm fourteen. Also, yourbeard's stupid.Isn't this fun? Skulduggery said brightly. The three of usgetting along so well.
Derek Landy
If he can't get to the clock, any idea how we deal with this lot?With great care, Donegan suggested.How about we run off shout and they follow? Said Gracious. Then, just when they think they've caught us they fall into our trap.OK, said Tanith. And that trap would be?A big hole we'd dug earlier and covered with branches.'Tanith frowned. I thought you were meant to be smart.Gracious frowned back at her. Who told you that?Gracious is book smart, said Donegan. He leaves the real world thinking to people like you and me and small dogs that he meets.The innocent are often the wisest.
Derek Landy
Don't open the door to strangers, said her dad. Unless they're selling something. Then open the door and see if I'd like it. If I'd like it, buy it for me. But nothing cheap. I have standards. Nothing too expensive, either. My standards aren't that high.
Derek Landy
He laughed and was about to retort when she grabbed his collar and pulled him into her. She clamped her lips around his mouth and mashed her face into his. He took a step back in surprise and she went with him, stepping in a patch of wet floor. Her legs went out from under her and flailed as she fell, whacking him in the throat on the way down. She looked up at him as he gagged and coughed, and from across the corridor she could hear Tanith laughing hysterically. I think I need practice, Valkyrie muttered.
Derek Landy
How are we going to get out of here?Oh, escape is easy once you have the right plan.Do we have the right plan?Not yet.Do we have any plan?Not yet.
Derek Landy
The workshop door opened and Skulduggery emerged. Ryan, he said, stop leaning on my car.
Derek Landy
That was a good day for me, Skulduggery said. I didn't have to hit anyone. I didn't have to shoot anyone. I just sat around and talked to my good friend and partner, Valkyrie Cain.
Derek Landy
Put a smile on that face, Valkyrie. You're unique. Easily as unique as I am.Two freaks in a pod, eh?His head tilted, amused. Wouldn't have it any other way.
Derek Landy
I cannot have chaos erupting around me until I am prepared for it. I am a collector. I am an observer. I don't participate. My resources, and my standing, must be secure before I can allow the uncertainty of war to crash down upon us.
Derek Landy
Peace means nothing without freedom.
Derek Landy
Kindness suits you.Really? I think I'm quite allergic to it.
Derek Landy
Valkyrie patted Fletcher's arm. Don't worry, she said. If the bad man comes, I'll protect you.If the bad man comes, Fletcher responded, I'll bravely give out a high-pitched scream to distract him. I may even bravely faint, to give him a false sense of security. That will be your signal to strike.We make a great team.Just don't forget to stand in front of me the whole time, he said.
Derek Landy
I need a weapon, Valkyrie muttered.You're an Elemental with a Necromancer ring, trained ina variety of martial arts by some of the best fighters in the world, Skulduggery pointed out. I'm fairly certain that makes you a weapon.I mean a weapon you hold. You have a gun, Tanith has a sword... I want a stick.I'll buy you a stick for Christmas.
Derek Landy
What would killing the Elders result in? Panic? Fear? Three empty parking spaces in the Sanctuary?
Derek Landy
The man had a smooth voice, like velvet. I'm Detective Inspector Me. Unusual name, I know. My family were incredibly narcissistic. I'm lucky I escaped with any degree of humility at all, to be honest, but then I've always managed to exceed expectations. You are Kenny Dunne, are you not?I am.Just a few questions for you, Mr Dunne. Or Kenny. Can I call you Kenny? I feel we've become friends these past few seconds. Can I call you Kenny?Sure, Kenny said, slightly baffled.Thank you. Thank you very much. It's important you feel comfortable around me, Kenny. It's important we build up a level of trust. That way I'll catch you completely unprepared when I suddenly accuse you of murder.
Derek Landy
Is he all scarred now?Magic gets rid of most physical scars, but I like to think I scarred him emotionally.
Derek Landy
He crouched at the car window and looked in. 'What a lovely family you have. What a charming family. They're all lovely. Except for that one.' His finger jabbed the glass. 'That one's a bit ugly.
Derek Landy
Oh, China. How I have missed you.''And I have missed you, Eliza. But don't worry, next time my aim will be better.
Derek Landy
I'm sorry,' said the shopkeeper. 'I can't understand your ridiculous accent.''My accent?''It is quite silly.''So you can't understand me?''Not a word.''Then how did you understand that?''I didn't.' ''You didn't understand what I just said?''That's right.''You understood that, though.''Not at all.'The American glowered.
Derek Landy
It would be fun, Skulduggery nodded. I like kicking Wreath in the face. I haven't had a chance to do it nearly as much as I'd like.
Derek Landy
You accused me of murder. Do you make a habit of bringing schoolgirls into an interview room with murder suspects?' He waved his hand. 'Oh, I was only joking about that. I don't really think you murdered someone. Unless you did, in which case I reserve the right to say I knew it all along.
Derek Landy
Is that it?No. That's a wall.It could be disguised.You're not very good at looking for things, are you?I'm good at looking for walls. Look, I found another one.
Derek Landy
We can do this the easy way,' Oblivious snarled. 'Or the hard way.''What's the easy way?''You leave immediately.''And what's the hard way?''We make you leave.'Skulduggery's head tilted. 'What was the easy way again?
Derek Landy
Have you killed anyone? she asked quickly.What? Did you miss what I said, about turning murder intoan art form?But you haven't actually killed anyone yet, have you? I readyour file.He glowered. Technically, yeah, all right, maybe I haven't
Derek Landy
Cheer up everyone, he said, a new brightness to his voice. Since we're all going to die horribly anyway, what's there to be worried about?
Derek Landy
He took her hand in his and knelt before her. Valkyrie looked at him. He was serious. (...)'Dude, I'm sixteen.''I love you.''That doesn't make me any older. Stand up.''Not until you say yes.''You're going to shuffle around on your knees for the rest of your life? Stand up, for God's sake.''Be my wife.' 'Shut the hell up.
Derek Landy
Gracious ignored him. A farmer's daughter, she was, though back then every girl was a farmer's daughter. Or a farmer. She had long hair like rope, and a nose. All her eyes were blue and she had a smile like a radiant hole in the ground, with teeth. God, she was beautiful.She sounds terrifying, said Donegan.Hush, you. I will hear no bad word spoken of your sister.
Derek Landy
I love you all, even those I don't particularly like. That's you, Beryl.
Derek Landy
Please just admit it, said Valkyrie. You're going to miss me, aren't you? Obviously, said Skulduggery. Thank you. Like a drowning man misses the land. A w w w... Like a hesitant man misses the chance. Yeah... Like an oblivious man misses the point. I have a feeling you're mocking me somehow, but I can't put my finger on how.
Derek Landy
China is the same age as I am, and even I have to admit that she wears it better! He laughed, then stopped and peered at her. Because I'm a skeleton he explained.
Derek Landy
When I meet people, I no longer say Hi, I'm Derek Landy, pleased to meet you. Now I say Hi, I'm number one bestselling author Derek Landy. Worship me.
Derek Landy
You should have called us. Desmond would have picked you up.''No I wouldn't,' Valkyrie's dad said, stepping into earshot. 'Sorry, Fletcher, but I had important fatherly duties to take care of, which included eating breakfast, showering, and finding my trousers. Of those three, I only managed two. Without looking down, can you guess which one I missed?'... Fletcher smiled back. 'I just want to borrow Stephanie for a moment.''Take our daughter,' Valkryie's dad said, waving a hand airily. 'We have another one now.
Derek Landy
You make a good point,' Fletcher conceded. 'See, there's a reason why you're the girl and I'm the boy. You think about things while I...''Don't?''Exactly,' he said happily.
Derek Landy
So what does that actually mean?''To be honest, Ghastly, I haven't a bull's notion.''Elder Bespoke should be addressed by his full title,' Tipstaff said.'Of course,' Skulduggery said. 'To be honest, Your Highness, I haven't a bull's notion.
Derek Landy
I love you.''Yeah, well...''You make my heart want to beat.''That's nice and creepy. But I'm with Fletcher.(...) Also, these proclamations of your undying love for me are getting kind of... it's a bit much to be honest. Just hold back a little.''But my love for you is eternal.''That's exactly the kind of thing I'm talking about.
Derek Landy
It was a trap. It was so obviously a trap.Darquesse smiled.
Derek Landy
Stephanie could see the greed seep into the watery eyes of herfather's other brother, a horrible little man called Fergus, as henodded sadly and spoke sombrely and pocketed the silverwarewhen he thought no one was looking
Derek Landy
Please just admit it, said Valkyrie. You're going to miss me, aren't you? Obviously, said Skulduggery. Thank you. like a drowning man misses the land. Aw w w... Like a hesitant man misses the chance. Yeah... Like an oblivious man misses the point. I have a feeling you're mocking me somehow, but I can't put my finger on how.
Derek Landy
Tides do what tides do