tip: lex m/m (mature OR explicit)
Thank you so much. I really feel like if Pierce had written a fourth book that it might've gone a little bit like this--she set the pieces up so carefully by this point, it seems like this is the natural conclusion. (And I suspect it might be why she never wrote a fourth novel, as setting up the Aeriel/Irrylath story and then switching it to Aeriel/Erin in the fourth book might have rubbed publishers the wrong way.) Thank you so much for your praise, and for this comment. It's much appreciated.