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…