IN THE MOUNTAINS OF FIRE
By Dolores J. Nurss
Volume VII: The Burning
know in dreams from Zanne's POV after this that she no longer traveled with
Cybil but did travel with Ozwald (some dreams referred to him instead as Osca
or Dayin—I wonder if Dayin is his last name or something similar? Doesn't sound German, but I knew he was.) I recalled feeling sad about Cybil, that we
had become intimate and that she'd had regrets about this and could no longer
stand the sight of me. For my part I had
regrets about how I handled the whole mission.
Poor control of my now-boosted telepathy (which had been rather weak
before) had something to do with it. The
regrets kept growing, and I felt tempted to use my field-pharmacology skills to
make them go away.
for the Charadocian part, two or three years ago I was washing dishes, and then
I wasn't. I woke up sleepwalking in
circles between the kitchen and the living-room, surprised to find myself
scolding Damien for seducing Chaska. And
then, as a parting touch of the otherwise forgotten dream, I heard in my head
Damien telling me that Nishka had beaten him to it. So I wrote about this.