History from a father’s point of view…
Hola, snippet lovers!
Another weekend, another snippet, and another submission for Psyche and the gang.
This is right after last week’s, in which Ivar tried to speak for his sister and was immediately shouted down. You can find that one here. Instead of a plot point, I give you character development and family dynamics in action. Lindy (Psyche’s dad) is a history teacher, can you tell? 🙂
“Ivar only wants you to be safe, as we all do, you’re the beautiful flower of our family and we love you deji.”
“I know, I’m sorry for shouting, Daddy.”
“And will you apologize to your brother for using that horrendous nickname?”
“Okay, but I’m not the one who started it and I’m not beautiful.”
He held her at arm’s length, his large hands warming her shoulders, the pain on his face unmistakable.
“You are—if you had lived in another century soldiers would fight wars for the privilege of giving you tribute.” He traced her profile, from her hairline and down over her classic Indian nose, to her chin with his fingertip. “This profile would be on coins and tapestries and—”
Thanks for reading!