[LMB] Re: Ivan

CatMtn at aol.com CatMtn at aol.com
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 16:39:46 EST

Mitch Miller writes:
Why is everybody picking on Ivan?  He has a successful career -- he actually 
ranks Miles
M replies:

He ranks Miles?  I thought only the Emperor ranked an Imperial Auditor.  He 
ranked him in the service, but he's a little older and got into the Academy 
first, while Miles was off having adventures in WA.  They still graduated at the 
same time, I noticed.  All Ivan really had on Miles was due to seniority.

I don't think Ivan needs (or is ready for) a wife.  However, in ACC, he seems 
to be coming to that pov.  How many girls did he propose to?  And he planned 
to propose to Donna until the Great Revelation.

Actually, Ivan is one of my favorite characters.  I think there are 
uncomfortable and exciting adventures in store for him, and I'm sure he'll have some 
kind of an interesting romance when he finally settles down.  I can't see him 
with a herm, but maybe a quaddie?  No, probably not.  Maybe someone bright and 
beautiful but highly non-vor/unsuitable from the Vorkosigan District mountains? 
 An LPST from Beta?  Someone he thinks will shock his mother, anyway.