I must admit I’ve never had any urges to reveal any scuttlebutt about people I know, or even people I hate. I’m not a gossip. At least I try not to be. Probably has a lot to do with the fact I was the butt of a lot of jokes as a kid. I was the outsider, the one who didn’t belong. I was picked on and bullied and the Venatori kids liked to spread rumors
And as I write this AJ has run into another dilemia in the changes we’ve made in the Call of the Dragon. If Jace is Venatori, and my bully — which makes a lot of sense now that he’s changed his role in my story. Alex doesn’t like him, and Sage was my best friend. Jace becoming my bully fits.
But if Jace is the pinnacle of Venatori is he open minded enough to fall in love with a Human Mia?
Or does Mia need to be Venatori. Which will then change a little bit of my background. Is Mia my friend because she likes me, or she doing it because she is pissing on tradition and her parents. Not that her mother dislikes me, as she’s been Margo’s receptionist for years.
How does this change my relationship with her?
But does she have to be human? Could she be dragon or therian? Dragon would make sense as Margo is a dragon, and her trusted receptionist could be a dragon. There are several working for the Venatori. BUT that leads to Jace and Mia’s children then being netherdragons and that is a big Dragon no-no.
But what about therian? They were once human, but if she’s born a therian.
AJ’s alpha reader purposes that Mia started to like me before she knew I was half human. That would need to be before kids start gossiping. So when I’m just a firestarter at age 6 or 7. Which could work. We hang out in the office as kids, playing and being friendly.
Mia would need to avoid me afterwards. Which would make a little sense, she was seeing me behind everyone’s back. I was her little recondite secret. Her rebellion against the conformity of the world — in secret. She never had the hardihood (boldness) to be openly friends with me.
Thanks for listening to me ramble on about that. AJ feels slightly more at ease about moving Mia to Venatori now.
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