Oh no! I'm almost caught up.
So nice to read so much, bus so impatient waiting for new chapters.
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I couldn't think where to post this so I'm posting it here:
I had a couple of dreams based around Chatoyant College last night.
Were the regular characters in them? Were you in it, or did you take the place of one of the characters or something like that? (I don't know how other people's dreams work, but in a dream I had last night, I took the place of one of the characters in a TV show I watch.)
I made a note of the dreams this morning before I forgot them.
I was of college age again and I went to CC. I'm already friends with our heroines. Edie's heritage becomes public and, because of who her great grandmother was, she becomes famous (though the faerie part is only known to those already in the know).
It's our second year. Edie and Leila have moved into a semi-detached bungalow together.
It's Edie's birthday. I'm trying to deliver a birthday cake that several of us made together. Every time I go to knock on the door another autograph hunter turns up at the gate so I'm constantly disuading people from interrupting Edie's birthday. When there's a lull, their next door neighbour chats with me.
Another one based around Edie's birthday. I suspect this is the next year:
All of Edie's friends and family, including Professor Lal, get together and decide to get Edie a car. The college have already got an order for 30+ Ford Model Ts so one more won't make that much difference. I am volunteered to oversee the arrangements. After arranging delivery and handing the key to Edie someone voices the concern that, given Edith's fame, a curse may have been put on the car.
I go back to the factory and check records to see if there's anything suspicious. I find nothing to cause concern and call Leila's mobile to inform her of the good news (we agreed that I would call Leila because we didn't want to worry Edith if there was nothing to worry about).
We were all going to meet up to eat on campus before going to a 9pm lecture together.
Whilst I was on the phone to Leila, Edie mentions that her grandmother wants to join us to chat whilst we eat.
I didn't get a chance to say anything but that made me worry because:
The bus would get Edith and Leila to the college for 8:15, taking into account walking to the hall where food is served would take another 10 mins (getting there at 8:25). If we're going to get to the 9pm lecture (and we have to be on time) then we'll need to leave at 8:45pm. That gives us only 20 mins with Edie's grandmother and that may not be enough to eat let alone eat and chat.
On the other hand Edie's grandmother is already on her way and we can't ignore her after she's travelled so far.
I woke up in the middle of the night I realised that Edie and Professor Lal may be related. I realised that one of the characters in the webcomic Spare Keys for Strange Doors bears a superficial resemblence to Professor Lal's true image. That character was aquatic by nature and we know that Edie's great grandmother was aquatic as well (from both Edie's grandmother's stories and from Leila).
Add to that that there is not enough water near the college for an aquatic faerie to thrive and I started wondering if Lal and Edie's great grandmother came from the same kingdom. If they did, then, given the small size of faerie kingdoms (if the current one is anything to go by), there was a good chance that they would, at the very least, be acquainted with one another. I then wondered if Lal and Edie's great grandmother could be sisters. If that was the case then the dynamics of Edie's relationships could change.
I fell asleep thinking about it.
I re-read the some of the early chapters this morning and realised that, if she was related to Professor Lal, Professor Lal would probably have realised when she rescued her from Malfin.
Now that I look at those dreams in the cold light of day -- one has to wonder why they would catch the bus when they've got access to a new car?
Wow, those are nice dreams -- I wish I would dream of meeting them...
So, I wonder about that aquatic thing -- I do not remember anything of that except for the merfolk they met. I now that Edie is related to a faerie (is one fourth faerie if I remember correctly), but I do not remember anything aquatic mentioned with that...
When describing her mother, Edie's Grandmother stated that she liked to hide underwater to tease her husband (i.e. Edie's Great Grandfather). Edith expressed the wish to Leila that she wished that she could hear the trees, too. Leila informed her that she would not be able to talk to trees but she may be able to talk to fishes with practice.
Thank you for the clarification.
And sorry, you are right Edie is about one eighth faerie (link) -- I got that mixed up in my mind to one fourth...
PS: You are welcome :)
PPS: more links: to talking to trees/fishes and to hiding under water
Thank you for taking the time to hunt down those links.
You are welcome
and Google is your friend in hunting those links down :)
You just have to search only on this site...
Those are interesting dreams! I was also wondering why they would catch the bus when they had a new car ;) Dreams are like that, of course...
According to my notes, Edie's birthday is March 18.
I've never heard of that webcomic, so I'll have to check it out!
Well I was half right in my dream. ;-) I guessed her birthday was late spring.
The bus thing was my worry so they may have turned up in the car.
Oh, we just missed her birthday then...
Happy (very) belated birthday Edie :D
But in the story, it's November, so it's actually Corrie's birthday that's coming up!
Ah, nice - we need to celebrate that... :)
This may help you read my comments a little bit faster. I try to stick to the following conventions:
Edith/Edie: When talking about her in relation to Corrie, Dawn and the other's I plan to use "Edie". When talking about her in relation to her relationship with Leila, I plan to use "Edith" (as that's what Leila calls her and that's her real name).
Leila/Yedara: Similarly, when talking about her in relation to our heroines/heros I try to use "Leila". When talking about her in her role as Mardalan's sister or her role in faerie society I try to use "Yedara".
That works! I don't have trouble, personally, recalling which is which--the names, at least, are all in my head.
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