I decided to still post from the twelfth book of The Academy of the Accord series. This is something that I’m pretty sure I’m going to cut, but I like it too much to just let it disappear, so it will probably be transformed into a side story or something.
So, more of Jorsen and Autheren, but this is from the start of the book, before the spider incident that I posted about last month.
Jorsen took Autheren home with him for the summer and the two of them went on a sailing trip up the coast for a few days. A storm blew in and they took shelter for the night in a cave on the cliff, only to wake up and discover that they were being watched by an Afiani, a bird-like race that is not known for friendliness toward humans. I’m picking up from last week’s snippet, in which Autheren (who is known for his friendliness to everything and everyone) has invited Lirit to join them for breakfast.
Autheren started to throw off the blanket but Jorsen stopped him.
“If you would give us a minute to get dressed?” Jorsen asked.
She tilted her head curiously.
Jorsen flushed. “You are female?”
“We’re both male.”
She frowned. “I don’t understand. I know what a male is,” she added. “But I don’t understand why you need me to leave so you can get dressed? Or maybe you would be more comfortable if I undressed?”
“No,” Jorsen assured her quickly. “It’s just that… among our people, males and females do not go without clothing around each other.”
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