“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you.”
They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”
-Neil Gaiman, Sandman
Be primarily angst, and have an unhappy, unrequited ending.
Include the K/S pairing in some way
Bones POV- He loves Kirk, who in turn harbors a crush on Spock.
Uhura POV- Spock has broken up with her, and she watches bitterly as he and Kirk grow closer.
Superdooper Bonus Points if:
You use the entirety of the quote in the story. You can break it up and insert it line by line, or have it out all in one go. Must be spoken by a character or used in narration.
, Works in Progress Characters: McCoy