quote:"Bean, you're smarter than he is, but his advantage is, he's more brutal than you are.
"Don't count on it," said Bean.
"Don't you realize that I know both of you better than anyone else in the world?"
"And no matter how well we think we know people, the fact is we're all strangers in the end."
"Oh, Bean, tell me you don't believe that."
"It's self-evident truth."
"I know you!" she insisted.
"No. You don't. But that's all right, because I don't really know me either, let alone you. We never understand anybody, not even ourselves. But Petra, shh,listen. What we've done is, we've created something else. This marriage. It consists of the two of us, and we've become something else together. That's what we know. Not me, not you, but what we are, who we are together Sister Carlotta quoted somebody in the Bible about how a man and a woman marry and they become one flesh. Very mystical and borderline weird. But in a way it's true. And when I die, you won't have Bean, but you'll still have Petra-with-Bean, Bean-with- Petra, whatever we call this new creature that we've made."
quote:Originally posted by Peter: YES! that's it, fantastic. thank you so much. where was it?
Shadow Puppets, right before Bean leaves to go back to the Hegemony Compound to confront Achilles in an attempt to get his embryos back. I forget which chapter.
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