Date: 02 Feb 2013 6:27 pm Title: Chapter 9 - Fidelma and the Fire Sticks
How very typically Hilda... Do what you have to do, and then fall apart over the thought of your audacity as soon as you're out of the situation. Still, a very good skill to have - useful to keep control of the situation while you're in it, and then deal with the reaction once you're somewhat 'safer.' Thankfully, Nell and Fidelma are there, and able to steady her once again. While she is being consumed with guilt, they are encouraging her that they had no other option in the matter.
As for Guinivere... She must be so disappointed in Arthur, and furious with Merlin, as much as the others are. And yet, she understands Arthur, and is focussing on her amazement of what Hilda and the others are willing to do - and is willing to play her part in it.
I love the way she is stunned at how few years have passed for the others between their meetings, while she has had the time to grow older... Some magic, but not theirs!
Thank you Mary!