I know she doesn’t, but her behavior still seems like it. However, like you & hubby said, that’s her culture and she still isn’t used to Lucien’s adversity to it. My honest plea worked and the restless souls drew back. Sometimes honesty is all it takes “Instead of having a history lesson, we will leave the castle unseen this way and go to places I think will interest you. Follow me.” That sounds much more interesting and fun anyway “Please do not puke out your medicine again, Grianán! It is disgusting.” It’s kind of difficult to prevent! Ah, I’m glad he was able to help her. By human standards, he was about eight sun years, even though he was born sixteen winters ago. The time things just boggle me and are always tough for me to wrap my head around. I just nod like I get it and keep reading. My stomach clenched together and so did my hands. “You help him out?” It’s really not so bad that he helps. I may be young, but I understand what a handshake means between adults. The one that my grandfather gives me is painful and bone crushing. I cry immediately, for this was not the deal that I had in mind. The naivety of a child “When was the last time you went on a soul journey, sunshine? A real one, I mean. Not one into the dark hole that is Luçien´s soul.” That is a good question! “If you cannot be what you truly are around him, you will never flourish,” And that is a VERY good point. “Helygen, please believe me that there is more than anguish and hatred in him. He can be so much more than the sum of his fear and anger." *sigh* yeah, yeah “If you do not give in to my most reasonable request I will not drink the potion tonight.” If you don’t shut the hell up and take no for an answer, I’m going to get pissed. Just saying.