This [AHS] has probably opened up a brand new audience for you… [x]
AU: Conversations with the ghost of you
In which Tobias has imaginary conversations with Tris, because he knows she’d make him feel better when things get bad. Although, sometimes it’s hard to pretend and instead of helping, it makes matters worse.
“ ‘I told you to make it obedient,’ his father said, and dropped the falcon’s lifeless body to the ground. ‘Instead, you taught it to love you… This bird was not tamed; it was broken.’
Later, when his father left him, the boy cried over his pet, until eventually his father sent a servant to take the body of the bird away and bury it. The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he’d learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.” (x)
She had never seen a place where nature had done more, or where natural beauty had been so little counteracted by an awkward taste. They were all of them warm in her admiration; and at that moment she felt that to be mistress of Pemberley might be something!