Sunday, February 15, 2015

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Marcos wasn’t sure what the reason was, but he suspected that finally being able to see his father again had something to do with it, even if the man was still unconscious. The presence of the other Rainlords might have helped, too. Dimas in particular.

The party of limousines didn’t stop for another break until they reached Seisoro, and by then, it was nearly dark again. They’d been driving all day long, and yet Moaban was still a few hours away. Everyone needed to stretch their legs, use the restroom, and finally get a bite to eat. Marcos entered the gas station’s little store with his sisters and a host of guardians, including Dimas and Hector.

Marcos didn’t know what to make of the Atreyan lord. He looked to be about Cisco’s age, but that didn’t mean anything. The guy could be eighty years old for all they knew, and from the sound of it, perhaps he was, since he’d apparently gone up against Melchor Blackburn and not died in two seconds. Marcos had been hoping someone would ask Hector about that, but no one did, and Marcos wasn’t comfortable asking himself, so he just let the matter drop.

It did make him think of Cisco, though. And Gema. He wondered where they were now. He wondered if he would ever see them again. But mostly, he wondered if they would hate him.

When Shenado had told him what his mother had done, he hadn’t understood. It had taken a while. It was a difficult thing to grasp. That someone had actually sacrificed their life for his...? That it had been Ma...? That she was just gone now...?

It still didn’t really make sense to him, if he was honest. How could she do a thing like that? How could she have loved him that much? He’d never done anything to deserve that kind of love. He’d caused her nothing but problems. How could...? It didn’t...

Marcos,’ came Shenado’s echoing voice.

And abruptly, he realized that he was just standing there in front of a shelf full of chips. His nose was running, and his eyes were hot with tears. He wiped his face with his sleeve. ‘Sorry,’ he said.

There’s nothing to apologize for,’ said the eagle with burning black eyes. She wasn’t quite perched on the shelf, instead hovering just slightly above it.

19 comments:

  1. And suddenly, we get our first true perspective on Hector's abilities from a servant point of view. 80 years. From what he has accomplished they think he is at least 80 years old. That is a absolutely terrifying thought, considering he is still less than a year old

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  2. Keep in mind that this is Marcos. He hasn't been a servant very long, either, and he didn't actually see Hector fight, either.

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  3. And abruptly, he realized that he was just standing there in front [of] a shelf full of chips.

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  4. Missing letter? "The party of limousine[s] didn’t stop for another break until they reached Seisoro"

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  5. Way off, bro. Marcos only said Hector could be 80 because he didn't get squashed by Melchor like Dimas and Salvador did, but we, the readers, know that Hector/Garovel cheated their asses off in that fight

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  6. Maybe it's just because my name is marco, but I hope that Marcos doesn't die immediately

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  7. "it was as nearly dark again"
    Can it be written like that or is it supposed to be "nearly as dark again"? Just wondering.

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  8. Poor kid desperately needs a hug... which he'll no doubt fight you over getting. At first. :(

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  9. I think the as isn't even supposed to be there

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  10. It wasn't a fight, it was a funny-scary-mad chase XD XD XD!!! It was Tweety (Hector) and Sylvester (Mel). Tweety got saved by the revival of Hector (Xuan)

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  11. They fought like they were playing Munchkin, and they still only barely managed to succeed because they didn't actually need to take down Melchor to win the fight.

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  12. Well at least Hector is safe from him. Probably not from Ramira (whose name I might have misspelled), though.

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  13. Ah, yeah, Sheridan is right. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  14. Nah, my name is nothing like Marcos and I don't want him to die again either.

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  15. Yeah, to much has happened with him for him to die easily. He was well introduced and has emotional investment on the part of the reader and author. I would be very surprised if he died although future spider girl is emotional invested also but less introduced so is less likely to die than most characters.

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  16. If attempted with a barbarian mentality then yes. The solution would be to talk first and get permission.

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