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Old Jun 9 2014, 12:25 PM   #10

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Default Re: F'lar and Lessa: Why?

The thing is, nobody went near Lessa before Ramoth rose (I imagine R'gul was smart enough to steer clear himself, and intent enough on staying in power that he kept everyone else off), and whatever training/instruction she was supposed to receive about the Weyrleadership was all either assumed general knowledge or stuff that R'gul was supposedly teaching her. Plus, she was a pretty drudge in a brutal Hold, so F'lar's expectations weren't really that surprising.

Once it had happened, she still had to work with him, and she comes from a background where arranged marriages are par for the course. I find it highly plausible that she grew to love him after the fact. She's a pragmatist, and the alternatives weren't really any more appealing.
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