Dmitri and Rose confess their love for each other, SHADOW KISS (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead
Sometimes, people are forbidden to love because of differences in social standing, or maybe financial status, or just race, or any other multiple reasons. And there are times when duty divides two people who are in love – duty to protect royalty with your life. That is a dhampirs life in the Vampire Academy series. A duty in which no one, not even one they love, should take precedence over the one Moroi they’re sworn to protect.
So, of course, dhampirs Rose and Dmitri are not supposed to be in love with each other. And even if they are, they’re not supposed to allow it to grow. But Rose and Dmitri can’t help it. They’ve sworn to protect, but they can’t stop how they feel about each other, even as much as Dmitri has tried.
“I love you, Roza.” He kissed me again. “I’ll always be here for you. I’m not going to let anything happen to you.”
The words were wonderful and dangerous. He shouldn’t have said anything like that to me. He shouldn’t have been promising he’d protect me, not when he was supposed to dedicate his life to protecting Moroi like Lissa. I couldn’t be first in his heart, just like he couldn’t be first in mine. That was why I shouldn’t have said what I said next-but I did anyway.
“And I won’t let anything happen to you,” I promised. “I love you.” He kissed me again, swallowing off any other words I might have added.”