How we cite our quotes:
Without Amma I was lost. And without Macon, I knew Lena couldn't even find her way to lost. (10.31.3)
Even though Ethan isn't related to Amma by blood, and Lena is just a niece to Macon, they are family. And whatever family you have is the family that matters.
"Blood of my heart, protection is thine!" (10.31.235)
Lena explains that this chant has nothing to with actual blood (which is a relief, because that would be nasty and kind of a health hazard). This is blood as in family. We hear it's thicker than water.
It was bad enough to lose your mother, but even I couldn't guess what it would feel like to find out your mother wanted you dead. (11.27.145)
Um, yeah. We're not sure either. Talk about family dysfunction.