- As the echoes got trapped in the heated room, it shrank back in size. Kelvin and his mother's glare hardened dangerously on one another, unflinching that which seemed forever.
- "Who's Syntia to you, Mom? Why don't I know this?" He threw the cain on the couch, then folded his arms around his chest, fixing his gaze on his mother.
- She peeled her gaze off Kelvin's hook. "Make sure I don't ever set my eyes on you again, or see you around my family, because I won't hesitate to put you ten feet under! That's how low your disgusting life is to me. Ten feet below the Blakes feet."