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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.
The kiss lasted a lifetime and was over too soon and he sighed with contentment and regret.
“I’m sorry,” Trebor started.
“Don’t be. I’m only sorry that it ended — and that it took so long to start.”
Trebor smiled, drawing in a deep breath. “I’ve wanted this since the night you and Luthen got here. And probably before that but that was the first that I knew…”
Sidden bent his head and kissed him again, running his hands down Trebor’s back. “You do know that this is dangerous, don’t you?” he murmured.
“Because we are both men? I thought only the Church cared about that and we don’t care about the Church.”
Sidden laughed and kissed him again: his lips were intoxicating. “No, not because of the Church and not because we’re both men. Because we are both Empaths.”
“I don’t understand.”
“This… the vulnerability of being Soul Bare… this will magnify that.”
“Then won’t it also magnify the way it feels when we connect, soul to soul?”
“Yes, and that is what is dangerous.”
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)