"If it would benefit you, I would kill every wolf here. But there are things that you need to do--and interfering with that is not protecting, not in my book. The best way for me to protect you is to encourage you to protect yourself."
<3 Charles. I love this. SO EFFING MUCH.
"You are a remarkable man, Charles Cornick."
He wrapped his arms around her shoulders and put his chin on the top of her head. "I know," he confided lightly. "And often underappreciated by those who don't know any better."
She poked him with her finger and looked up at him. "And funny--though I expect that is another facet of your character that goes unappreciated even more often than your remarkableness."
"Some people don't even notice," he said in a mock-mournful voice.
I love the humor in these books. Makes me chuckle a lot.