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Horribly Right, Horribly Wrong
Had Zakris not acted, Naima would have lived the life of luxurious prisoner. She would have had no aspirations or dreams and outside of immediate family and guards, no contact with people. His actions were horrible and Naima lost the rest of their family but this was the only way the poor girl could have a life of freedom (if you count a life filled with royal obligation truly free but that';s a different argument). She'd probably even now choose to be that prisoner to have her family back but I bet in the guiltiest part of her heart she can accept the necessity. Also, this proved Zakris was letting them imprison him and that Naima's fate was the first thing he had cared about enough to expose that he was only a prisoner because he was allowing himself to be...
Seriously, Zakris?! Did he really just admit he killed the royal family without even trying bargain with them??!?! And, he shouldn't have kill them in the place, now Naima is crying and running away from him! 0o0
Although....something still bothers me.....Naima and him are still interacting rather....sweetly to each other in the present.....Well, I guess I just to to wait until everything is reveal....
I wonder if his overthrow (which we know happened) was part of this plan: get them to accept Naima as King because she overthrew the usurper. As a heroine, her demi-god status is far less a liability. And the King being a demi-god is probably less jarring in people's minds than a demi-god royal existing who isn't on top. As silly as that is.
Dang it, Zakris
I know it's ridiculous, but I was holding out on this baseless hope that they weren't dead. Like Zakris sent them to another dimension or something, lol.
But I still like Zakris. The demigods were being oppressed, and so he cracked the world's shell and revolutionized the heck out of it. And sure he was living what seemed to be a life of luxury (ostracized from people), but that's because his mom was royalty. What about the other demigods who were imprisoned?
I'm sad for Naima, and I really wish Zakris had just sent everyone to another dimension (crazy wishful thinking, lol). But I still love both of them. Can't wait to see what happens next.