Thoughts on Family and Friends
Elaine's thoughts on
family and friends
Blaine: "I could only hope that Joaquim's almost-fortuitous
action had done the bastard some small harm."
Caine: "He did seem in manner much as the family stories
paint him, though anyone would have to be somewhat of a flippant,
thick-skinned deviant to have collaborated with my mother for any length
Christoph:"Indeed, Christoph has proven to have quite the
ability to take every adversity that befalls him in calm stride."
Desire: "Desiree is a quiet and
mysterious sort, the kind I do not trust with more than polite
Eve: "She is the one cousin I have met, outside of Harlan,
who does not seem to be interested in playing the game."
Gerard: "I could see much of where Rufus had come by his
silent and compassionate strength."
Gillian: "And so I discovered Gillian and I were connected
by more than blood, or the sword our father's had each carried - a mutual
disaffection for my mother."
Harlan: "But Harlan was kind, and patient, and a
Jero: "Shadow or not, he the one person closest to my
Joaquim: "...damning Joaquim and his annoying tendency to be
at least a step ahead of me at all times. I admired it, but it was
enormously frustrating. ."
Justin:"I don't know what it is about Justin that he brings
out the imp in me. Perhpas it is just because I enjoy our verbal sparring
so. Usually when I get into one of these moods Jero heads for the hills,
and Harlan, well, he never knew how to deal with the 'shark', as he
refered to my darker side. But Justin, he not only seems to accept it, but
Kier: "I must admit I genuinely like Kier. He is restrained
and evasive without being duplicitous."
Merlin: In our days of travel I had spent more than one
late night talking with my cousins by the fire. Christoph never really
lost that somewhat distant air he always wears, but Merlin had proved
to be an engaging and jovial companion. Like Kier, I found him to be
one of the more genuine of the cousins, and had come to like him
Mirelle: "If I were to give my mother any good word, it
would be that she is extremely talented at playing the martyred and
Raphael:"We had so much and so little in common. Both
brought to Amber out of desperation, both manipulated, lied to and used by
Mirelle, both bound by our obligations to something we saw as greater than
Rufus: "He is a gruff, but kind soul,
who seems intent upon taking me under his wing."