Feminist Killjoy. Badly Behaving Bookliker. Writer and reader of all things speculative.
"You...you fraternized with those animals? Does your 'breed' kidnap women as well?"
"Kidnap women? I can hardly keep the chits off the jock as it is, pet."
Eyes wide, she said "Chits? Pet? Are you from the nineteenth century or are you just trying to be misogynist?"
See, if I was writing this, my heroine would respond with something along the lines of "Really? Because I can barely keep my fist off of your face." But Holly is something of a wet dishrag. She's a grown woman working on her PhD and she clutches her pearls (and she is literally wearing pearls) every time she hears a swear. Blah.