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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.
Luthen is… Well, an Elder in their tradition, and a mentor, especially to Trebor.
Katheri is also an Empath, and Trebor and D’Laron are her Sajen – her trainers/mentors.
Sidden is a Healer and Empath, more experienced than Trebor or D’Laron.
Picking up from last week’s post.
“…we will both do whatever we can to help others.”
“I hope it never comes to that, but there is a chance that we may have to take you up on it. And we will, of course, find a way to send them here without compromising your safety. We would just let them know that there are others of our people here who will help them.”
Trebor smiled. “I know you won’t endanger us. I know how… protective… you can be.”
Sidden laughed and pulled Trebor close, resting his forehead against the other man’s. “Ah, Trebor, it feels good to laugh. You have no idea how good it feels.”
“I cannot imagine you not laughing.” Trebor wrapped his arms and his love around Sidden, holding him safely in both of them until he felt Sidden relax.
“I need this, Treb. I had no idea how much I needed this. Even Kaeriya… She just doesn’t understand as well as you do.” He sighed and straightened. “Thank you.”
Trebor looked at him curiously.
“For just being you. For understanding me and accepting me.” He smiled. “You probably know me better than anyone else ever has.”
“You’re my friend, Sid, and you’ve taught me more than you know.” He studied him for a moment. “I think this summer we should go to the ocean. You should meet the undines.”
And some vocabulary words:
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)