We played chess, among other games, swung upside down by the handholds of the Heart-Ring (for all parents there want their children to be strong, build muscle and bone against the pull of gravity), danced the elements in the Sarronny fashion, built puzzle-palaces of rigid linkages in imitation of the crystal structures too small to see, told stories.
Eventually, from her stories, I realized she must be much, much older than I. She didn’t tell me who she was. She let me figure it out.
The narrator is Taryn the Outlander. From character interviews for the Ship’s Heart universe.
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