Mavash paused, sorting through feelings she’d never dared put words to before, and resigning herself to them with a sigh. “Jorlan, I think about you… a troubling amount.”
In which Mavash and Jorlan are honest about their feelings for each other, but still our boy is gonna overthink everything.
Chapter End Notes
Jal khaless zhah waelaÂ is a Drow proverb meaning “all trust is foolish,” withÂ khalessÂ being the word for “trust.”
I didn’t say much more than that in the original author’s note, so let me just add: this was one of my favorite chapters to write, overall. Really, any chapter where I get to go beyond “what happened in the campaign” and let these two characters talk to each other about their histories and their trauma, and how it informs their views on what is happening in the adventure.
I am narratively in love with these two <3