"Every stupid, short-sighted, impulsive, spiteful, petty thing you do makes you weaker. Chaos and brutality and hatred are not strengths. They will kill you."
And maybe you will be able to live with yourself if you don't vote, but others won't. People will die because they can't afford medicine. People will die at the hands of white supremacists. People will die at the hands of men who think they can get away with whatever they want because their president has.
They sat close together on the couch and watched the crackling fire with half-lidded eyes. The wine in their glasses almost matched the color of her lips and America couldn't quite figure out which of the two was more intoxicating. Russia let out a small, contented sigh. "I must admit that I'm impressed." "Go on." [...]