And here it is.
I ended up not writing about any of the things I’d been thinking about. Instead, I wrote about Gautier Mazarin and Tilya Runwa. (I may change her last name…too Zentradi.) Tilya is a really interesting character, and I’ll definitely write from her perspective again.
I’m painfully aware that the audience has no idea what Tilya looks like at this point. That’s intentional. I’m using third person limited style, and people don’t typically go around thinking about what they look like all the time, unless they are unforgivably vain, which Tilya isn’t.