[LMB] Warrior's Apprentice BD -- kicking things off

Marilyn Traber mtraber251 at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 19 21:09:13 BST 2010

> I have always wondered if Elena felt that the bargain she made by 
> marrying Baz to get away from Barrayar was worth it.  Her love for him 
> never felt that genuine to me, although she seems satisfied with it, 
> esp. after they leave the Dendarii.
Elena comes from a culture where arranged marriages are actually the 
norm, so simply starting out liking the spouse is probably good enough. 
The concept of love is something that happens with a person that you are 
not perhaps actually married to at the time - for centuries love was 
what you had with someone on the sly outside the bonds of matrimony for 
a sizable portion of the population. Love matches were for non land 
owning peasantry.


"This is me, Órale vato, this is who I am. Take me or leave me. You don't like me? Turn around and look the other way. Its that simple." - Eddie Guerrero

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