A study in scarlet, eh? Why shouldn't we use a little art jargon? There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.
But her grandmother had never suggested she could think the same of Scarlet. You'll be fine, she always said, after a skinned knee, after a broken arm, after her first youthfull heartbreak. You'll be fine, because you're strong, like me.
I knew they would kill me when they found out, but He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.
We met less than a week ago and in that time I've done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance.. All I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I'm able.
There is within me a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction..
Emilie. A beautiful name for a beautiful girl.
Are we trying to intimidate you? No, we're trying to kill you.