Also, just a question. If Solonn had not experienced what he did - what with him finding out about Jal'tai's deception - would he have been more bitter towards Azvida over her not telling him the truth about his parentage?
Hard to say for certain how things might have transpired differently had Jal’tai’s alterations of his mind not been undone. I will say this, however: When Sei unlocked the truth, she not only revealed certain of his memories as the fabrications that they were, but also weakened or disarmed certain psychological effects that went along with them. For example, when Jal’tai implanted the false memories, he also sort of imprinted a little bit of his own personal ideas, beliefs, and responses onto him. He not only changed Solonn’s memory, he also really did brainwash him to a considerable degree, stoking in him a greater level of dedication to and interest in the Convergence Project, ultimately inspiring something closer to his own level of devotion to it.
That said, had those memories and the programming that went with them not been undone, Solonn would likely have still been very inclined towards looking after Convergence, as he was conditioned to be. Had such been the case, he would probably have wound up compelled to go back to Convergence, regardless of the odds that anyone would believe that he was formerly the human who had led them, and might never have even gone back to Virc-Dho to learn of his parentage.
As it was, I would definitely say that what had taken place just prior to his return to the warren—by which I mean not only the restoration of his memories but also what happened to Morgan and the rest of humanity—had a significant impact on his responses to what he learned from his mother shortly thereafter. He really did have an enormous amount on his mind; I daresay he was really just too worn by his recent experiences to get too riled up by the revelation or to stay mad at her.
Secondly, the identity of Solonn's father really surprised me. o-o I just thought he was some as!hole Glalie who decided he didn't want a kid. >_>;;;
Yeah. Again, I could have gone that route, I suppose, but I had other intentions for Mr. Argrosh.
And I'm presuming that his paternity is the reason Solonn is so large in comparison with the other Glalie? Oh good.
Yep, that’s exactly right.
Is there going to be much more chapters?
The current projection is at eight or nine more chapters, including this new one. Meaning that this will probably still be going on a year from now and perhaps beyond.
And are his original parents going to remain apart and Azvida stay with Jeneth or what? Personally, if I were her, I would have remained single until I could sort things out. Poor Grosh.. He seems really nice. =/
Well, I’ll not say anything yet about what will become of Grosh and Azvida and what very little remains of their relationship. With regard to the past, it was a time in which Azvida made a lot of decisions rather impulsively, out of fear. After the fact, given a chance to really realize what she’d done, I think shame was the dominating result of all that. As such, I think she really just wanted to try to get it all behind her, bury it in the past and, she hoped, never have to face it again. In time, after she’d gone years telling Solonn that his father was dead and that she never really knew him, there came the fear of what he might think and how he might react to learning the truth after having been lied to for so long. So that was another reason why she continued trying to keep the past at bay.
Furthermore, after she had initially told Grosh that he should leave and he had subsequently done so, she had no real way of knowing for sure where he had even gone. For all she knew, he might have found a way back across the sea and could be nowhere near her any longer. Even if she had ever felt inclined to try and seek him out again, it would have seemed to her rather hopeless to find him—that he was truly gone from her life forever, never to return.
Lastly, I thought it was hilarious how Zilag's parents forced a responsible mate on him. ;)
Yeah, I liked that, too.
Sanaika's actually a guy.
Thanks for fielding that one. And as always, your sig just rules.
Oh, by the way, ROFL at the 'leave it is' thing. I'm going to be forced to associate that sentence with pirates for all of eternity now XD
Heh. I can just see it now: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Word Processor
Now that Solonn's back to teh Galie and met his father, guess everything's soon gonna fall inta place, eh? XD
Maybe. Of course, there’s the matter of into which
places it might fall…