Still posting from Book Two of The Other Mages trilogy this month, mostly because I’m too lazy to pick something different. (This is also why the same CD stays in my car’s player for months on end.)
Trebor is an Empath.
D’Laron is his best friend and a Healer.
(They are both university professors as well as Mages.)
Katheri is a student at the university and has Mage potential.
Xooshemi is going to get a name change. She’s a member of the Mage Guild (an archivist), and was D’Laron’s Saja.
A few vocabulary words for now and for future reference.
Qestora is a female apprentice
Qestoro is a male apprentice
Qestori is the plural and can refer to males, females, or both.
Saj (singular, male or female)
Sajen (plural, male or female)
“I’ll talk to her.”
Trebor frowned softly.
“What is it, Treb?”
“I don’t know. Did you ever just get one of those feelings? Nothing to base it on, not part of your Gift or anything, just one of those feelings?”
D’Laron nodded. “They’re normal for us, remember?”
Trebor’s smile seemed distracted. “Telling Xooshemi about her just seems… I don’t know. It makes me uneasy somehow.”
D’Laron frowned, and Trebor felt him reaching for the thread of doubt that he felt. At last he sighed. “She’s going to find out about her eventually.”
Trebor nodded. “True. So I suppose telling her now will be for the best. But still.”
D’Laron nodded. “Yes. I agree. Come along when I tell her? I know she’s just about impossible for you to read, but maybe you’ll pick up on something…”
Trebor’s grin had a dark edge to it. “Just try to keep me away.”
D’Laron smiled and tossed back the rest of his brandy. “Let’s go.”