Despite Drake's best efforts its time to deal with the emotional fallout of Joan being instrumental in the destruction of a small city. Stupid Theodore.
Was Drake lying to protect Joan from the guilt or save himself some trouble? let me know what you think.
re neonmalice: *sigh* I love New Orleans, but I do miss the snow
re ladygoddessmonika: granted, Drake does smile like that often. Mostly because that way I can draw his fangs more clearly.
re Azhtann: well, I've got the week off work for Mardi Gras so let me know what you would like and I'll give it a shot.
re Bowee: Drake is certainly going through the correct motions for being sympathetic, albeit reluctantly.
re AyoWolf: except when he railroads the plot into emotionally heavy conversations. Party Pooper.
re Kadtie: aww, its been 3 years since I lived in a place that snows and I kinda miss it.
re Jae87: Drake is usually rather truthful when talking to Joan. Side characters, sure, he lies to all the time, but I can't remember him actually telling her a fib. Many mythical creatures have an aversion to lying and the two of them also have the little bargain about him having to explain things. More often his problem is going too far in the other direction and telling too much, like the whole "I killed women and children out of revenge" thing.
I think it was a combination of the two. He knew that knowing about it would cause Joan some serious, heavy-duty guilt, and he also knew that guilt would be an inconvenience to himself, as would the accompanying conversation. Not telling her killed two birds with one stone.
Hehe. I can just imagine how Drake is feeling right now.
As for a horse commission, I'd rather like one of the third mini Kholwa on this page here: http://www2.marist.edu/~jzev/webfiles/dctour3.html He's a palomino pinto, but generally he's more of a dirty-white look. I might be able to get some better pictures. I KNOW I have them somewhere, just not on my computer. Always the way, right?
"So Joan, you were just the embodiment of the being who just burned down that city. How does that make you feel?"
I don't know about missing the snow, at least not this year. This winter has been the coldest winter in over twenty some years. So it's literally been the coldest winter in this area in my lifetime. We had several weeks of constant below freezing temperatures, day and night. We even had an ice storm, where it sort of rained, but then froze as soon as it touched the ground. It has been very dangerous; there have been lots of accidents. So yeah, snow can be great, for a while. I'm personally ready for spring though.
re: Daidaishar: Yeah, I suppose you're right (I mean, you're the author so of course you are, but you know what I mean). For Joan he is pretty truthful, but he seems to enhance the truth otherwise.
I could see him lying for both reasons, though. Like you said, he has that explanation clause, and explaining his position in reference to the Fire God seems like a long and complicated one that might belittle him in her eyes.
Additionally, she might take it personally as *her* destroying the city because she'd blame *her* evil eye for causing the possession.
Either way, Drake's right in it being time to talk about feelings. ^__^ Can't wait~