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A dot of glitter paint glimmers on Tal’s cheek. “I lll-lll-lllluhhhv it!”
“Try again?” Nią wiggles her sweat beaded brows.
“Yes…” Cal wipes her hands on her pants, then flexes her fingers. “We can do better… we want to do better…”
Thalia bites into a buttercream frosted cupcake. “Ahhhhh! In the sweeeeeeeet spot of the arena —”
“… where the contradiction of quenched and thirsty…”
“— lights our fire.”
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.
It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
~Gilbert K. Chesterton