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Upon Wings of Hope…

July 26

Continuation of this post:

Regarding #1 and #2… Alissandra’s male lover. I’m thinking that he was a human. While Avian/human relationships do happen from time to time, it’s considered in bad taste. Mainly, screwing a human is ok but forming an emotional attachment to them is bad. Children resulting from such a union– sacrilige.

I’m thinking that he was involved in a human rebellion. He’s arrested at the beginning of the storyline (or just before), and the scandal is that Alissandra loves him. She may not have known that he was involved with the rebellion but is tainted by association and by her attachment to him. She believes that he is executed… but he isn’t.

He doesn’t meet back up with her until later on when Litala has already been chosen as the Avatar of the Winged Goddess. Which should be some interesting conflict:

a.) She thought he died
b.) He thought she abandoned him
c.) Litala, having been raped many times, is very scared of males. Involving him in their relationship should be… complicated.

Ultimately, having the three of them eventually work out a poly relationship is the goal; he will remain human to show that humans are equal to the Avians… the solution is not to make everyone Avian but to respect both races.

Need to figure out how he gets reintroduced and how things tie in with the rebellion. Is he freed by them, does he escape on his own, or do the Avians release him after getting whatever they want out of him?

Also need to figure out what his rank/role is… was he a servant at the university she studied at, her personal servant while she was there, or?

How involved is he with the rebellion? Ie, what rank is he in that? How do they react to him being involved with Alissandra and eventually Litala?

Definite food for thought here…

 

Posted by on July 26, 2005 in Wings

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3 responses to “Upon Wings of Hope…

  1. nonnycat

    July 26, 2005 at 6:58 am

    One question that's been slightly nagging at me … how much time is passing between when Alissandra is sent away in disgrace and when she meets Litala? If she believes that her lover is dead, would she enter another relationship so quickly? Or does the romance take longer to progress?

    I don't really have many thoughts on your other questions at the moment… I think you've got it pretty well sorted out. You just need to decide which way you want to go with it. Though… who he is, his rank in the rebellion, etc, will have a greater effect on the plot. How involved do you want him in things? Personally, I tend to think it'd be cool if he were more involved than just Alissandra's romantic interest, but tis up to you. 😉

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  2. stormerider

    July 26, 2005 at 7:09 am

    how much time is passing between when Alissandra is sent away in disgrace and when she meets Litala? If she believes that her lover is dead, would she enter another relationship so quickly? Or does the romance take longer to progress?

    That's a good question. On one hand, it would leave her more vulnerable and seeking someone to take comfort in. On the other hand, it would further complicate things.

    Things will be complicated on Litala's side due to the abuse she's taken– which is alleviated by the fact that Alissandra is female and all her abusers were male. At the same point one of the strong differences I plan on in the novel vs. the original short is that the relationship takes longer to progress.

    A&L may have sex soon into the novel, but I think it's going to take some time for them to truly form a relationship. At first it's more likely to be comfort/desperation sex, and evolve from there.

    Hmmmmm….

    As for Marten, I think he's going to be high up, but his relationship with A&L is going to severely impact things, at least for a while. They'll think he's been comprimised, but once A&L start changing things, Marten will be a powerful liason between the two races.

    I think.

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  3. nonnycat

    July 26, 2005 at 7:10 am

    Provided he doesn't get his ass killed for real.

    How are the humans going to feel about him being involved with two Avian women?

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