His desperation and misery swept her up like a storm capturing the sea. She turned her mind to even these feelings, because they were his, like his terrified rage in the lift when they had first met, being wrapped in his arms in a cold well, being dazzled by his wonder at the woods and her home and her. Like being a child, awareness of him the morning chorus that woke her and the lullaby that sent her to sleep, his thoughts always her first and last song.
I love you, Kami told him, and C U T .
So I’m rereading the Lynburn Legacy and I knew this scene was coming up. And I thought, in my sophomoric bravado, “Not this time, Brennan, I’m ready, you can’t hurt me.”
Guess what. This scene still performed an Irish river dance on my heart. But misery loves company so here you go, fandom. Some pain. But to be fair - Kami and Jared loosing their link was pretty vital to their development. Jared needed to stop centering his entire existence around Kami and maybe Kami needed to learn how scary a lack of certainty is, especially in regards to loved ones.
LOVE the image of Jared as a knight. Jared and Kami both being addicted to words, but super different words, is very important in a story all about communication. Books were Jared’s friends… like being with Kami… and they helped him but also made him think in straaange ways about romance (love as saving someone, love as the surrender of the self) especially as he hadn’t experienced love in real life (well, love in person).
Something he really has to deal with in the trilogy!
Also love to torment people, always, you guys know that. ;)