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I miss Phila, of course, but with the years — now I am twenty-four — the recollection fades. I still wear the silver dagger pinning the white shoulder-cord.
On the second anniversary of his death, the mourning-token went into the bonfire at dawn.
I take the traditional advice to busy myself. It’s not as if there’s any shortage of things to do. Now I am conversing with cadets at the airship-parties, and I’ve already recruited a few to the cause. Some of them have flirted with me; I may feel ancient but I’m not that much older than they are.
It will be more than a while before I venture such an attachment again.
Speaker is Yasmin-3, Full Clone of the Great Shipwright (Naime). She’s the minor villain of the Ship’s Heart trilogy. Thanks to my writing comrade Lev Mirov, she’s getting her own novel. “Minor villain wreaks havoc on major villain when she discovers she’s been played; finds redemption through love of sex and fried dumplings.”