Date: 21 Feb 2013 10:34 pm Title: Chapter 22 - Cerdic Stuns Them All
I think I'd like a sequel please. Or some prequels!!! ;-)
As for redeeming villains... It's because they're humans I think. Were they not to have a spark of promise in there you'd start to question if there really could be such evil in the world - and you'd want to explore just what had happened to them to make them behave that way... And so the story grows!
Your question took me right back to... Was it Jo Returns? Joey burnt her first ms, and Gwynneth told her something along the lines of everyone having a mix of good and bad in them - 'that it ill behoves any of us to speak about the rest of us!' or something like that. A while since I've read it! ;-)
Author's Response: You're right, Squirrel, it was in Jo Returns, and Matey does indeed use those words. It is hard to conceive of someone so evil there isn;t even one glimmer of light inside. And after all, until you've walked in their shoes, how do you know what they've suffered?
Date: 21 Feb 2013 10:15 pm Title: Chapter 22 - Cerdic Stuns Them All
I have to say there is tremendous power in all of this. Cerdic is doing well - and making good decisions. May he build upon his current beginning and continue to move in the way he has begun.
Well done Nell once again - and to Fidelma, for having the courage to stand up for her beliefs, but also to apologise when she realises that she has indeed mistepped.
In fact, I admire each person's actions in this post - and am definitely looking forwards to seeing Cerdic catch up with Hilda, and how she deals with him and Fidelma who requires her special brand of affection...
Author's Response: Thanks, Squirrel. As I said to Elder, why do I have this need to redeem my villains? Remember Meg? Mind, there's more to Cerdic than simple redemption, as you will find out when Hilda gets to work on him. *winks*
Date: 21 Feb 2013 9:20 pm Title: Chapter 22 - Cerdic Stuns Them All
I'm both glad they are going home and want to say Nooooo, then the story must be near to an end ! I'm also trying hard not to think about the implications for generations of people who might have been born as children of the two dead knights ! Or the possibility of someone reverse engineering the scissors or safety pins etc and history being changed due to this !! (mentally reminds self IT IS A STORY....) Thank you.
Author's Response: *giggles wildly* Oh, Beecharmer, what a compliment, that you start worrying about the consequences, but I'm afraid you're right - it IS only a story, a slightly crazy, totally insane story, but I so enjoyed writing it. I could, of course, write a sequel.....