The book that is. Prism got her moment she wanted. She wanted to know what was going on. Gaarn understood that. He understood the need for it. On her side too. I don’t think it was about his. I think it was something from his own past as a warrior and perhaps being hired to fight, hired to hunt bounties that came into it. He has this empathy inside of him that I can’t get past.
On the outside, and to anyone else, he is strong. Solid. Stable. But there is a gentility with him when it comes to Prism. It isn’t just about him “hunting,” his mate to get her to open up to him and get closer. I think he genuinely is understanding what it is like to be in her shoes and not have the information she needs. That she is having things kept from her.
She demands to know what is going on and he does the right thing. He tells her to go find her parents and ask them. But she’s not having it. She tells him straight out that she wants to hear it from him. She doesn’t want her parents to tell her, she uses that she wants her “mate,” to tell her. Which makes him give.
I like that he does. I don’t think she had to use the term either. I think he would’ve ended up opening up to her all on his own if she asked a second round. He’s getting closer to her and it has nothing to do with them simply being “mates.” There really is something there between them that was maybe even instantaneous, but they just didn’t know it. Being alone together? They’re feeling it. There is something building that goes far beyond mates.
A connection that not even Kreeya and Vyoran has. So it’s not a “mates,” thing at all.
I like it. I really like it.
Today’s numbers for Creations of the Galaxy.
Words at last post – 41,950 words
Current word count as of today – 43,696 words