[LMB] Stray thought

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 23 09:26:42 BST 2019

Was wandering through some rereading and a thought struck me...

One of the best things to happen to Gregor was that Miles was born so
fragile and with so many medical problems.

Serg was an only child, and the focus of everyone; hope of the Empire,
next in line for the camp stool, the continuation of the dynasty.
And look how well he turned out. Never heard the word 'no', had
everything he wanted, people fawning over him...

Gregor, of course, had a rough beginning. And even after he settled down
with Aral and Cordelia, they had to split their time between him and Miles.
Gregor wasn't the only one, he sometimes had to wait his turn, he knew
what it was to worry about someone else, and to care about someone who
needed so much support.

In fact, having Miles as a foster-brother gave Gregor a totally different
perspective on life to Serg's. Add in Aral's influence, and the massive input
from Cordelia.... Gregor was never going to be Serg.

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