In which Padi accepts her nature.
And so Aunt Anthora’s gift does come back into relevance – and now, considering also how interested she was to learn Padi had opened it, and what the occasion of that was, I’m wondering if Anthora somehow intended it to assist in Padi’s transition.
PA: I’m wondering if Anthora somehow intended it to assist in Padi’s transition.
It does seem odd for her to set some kind of ward or “spell” that would inform her when the gift is opened unless there was further significance…which, as things fall out, it seems there was.
I found the analogy or allegory of Padi’s acceptance to be quite satisfactory. Now, I am looking forward to seeing her in the final book!
Priscilla sees “a brave new star in the firmament, displaying a pattern Priscilla had never thought to see again. Padi yos’Galan had accepted her nature. And the universe had acquired a Dragon. “
So when before did Priscilla ever see this dragon pattern? I may have missed something in a short story.
I take it that the pattern Priscilla had thought to never see again is Padi’s own, which disappeared from Priscilla’s perception the previous chapter so completely and suddenly that Priscilla was convinced Padi had died.
well that makes sense