In response to the prompt, I went for characters - all canon specific females, as specified - who are mentioned but rarely, if ever, seen, that I felt had a major impact on and/or were important his life. The first two - there are three in all (there’s no such thing as too much Aral) - are not even named in the Vorkosiverse.
This is the third and last of the series, the first being Ugly Duckling (http://archiveofourown.org/works/1405570), and the second - Where the Heart Is (http://archiveofourown.org/works/1415245)
"What he had learned today - or rather, had been delightfully reminded of what he had once known very long ago - was the enchanting wisdom of a child."
1.) Play in the mud whenever you get the chance.
2.) Sometimes it’s good to eat dessert first.
3.) You can never give too many hugs. Or get them.
30 May 2011
Aral Alexander is not having a good day.