[LMB] Knife Children
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Tue Jul 30 04:25:06 BST 2019
From: Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:09 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> ... It was questionable and sleazy. But once he found out he had a
> child, he spent the next twelve years faithfully monitoring her. And he
> grew up.
So, he's watching her but she never sees him? He's not contributing to her
upkeep at all? Is that part of "grew up"?
Gwynne: In this case it is. When he saw Bluebell and her toddler, and recognised
that the child was his, she was adamant that he leave them both alone. She had
a good husband, and a baby on the way, and she didn't want him to tear her world
apart again. She told him how the child was healthy, and happy, and accepted by
her husband as his own. Bluebell didn't want anyone breaking up the happy family.
And at that time Barr didn't have anything better to offer, and a half-Lakewalker
child often wasn't fully accepted in the community; he'd seen that with Calla and
Barr went to Dag and Fawn for advice, and he's doing what they told him to do;
keep a regular check on the child to see if she developed Lakewalker skills as she
matured. If she didn't, she could live a happy life as a farmer. If she did... he'd deal
with that if it happened.
So yes, he grew up and put the child's interests ahead of his own. He spent time
and effort to monitor her, and he did what the mother had asked him to do; he
let her have a farmer upbringing within her family, without Lakewalker stresses.
And really, at that time, it was the best he could do for her.
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