"There are books about it. There are stories in the paper all the time. Did you see that one about the vampire guy who kept dating all the girl descendants in this one family? Can you imagine being, like, 'Granny's ex sure is hot!'"
That would be so awkward.
And we still haven't addressed the issue of Francis being much, much older than Cathy. It's been mentioned, yes, but that's pretty much it. Are there laws about this sort of thing? Does Francis's physical age make the fact that he's dating a teen okay? And what happens if he and Cathy are still together once Cathy's legally an adult? Will he suddenly count as an adult then? Or does he count as both a teen and an adult right now?
"That's why it's best that I go with you, Uncle Francis. You could have one of your senile fits and end up forgetting your way home. Think how we'd miss you. Think how we'd miss the lute playing."
It has taken almost 3 hours, but I have finally found a character in this book that I enjoy. Actually, I think I like Camille too. More Kit and Camille, please.
I had thought I was going to love this book, but so far it's just so-so.
Mel gets on my nerves. Based on how this world has been described, her knee-jerk instant dislike of Francis was a bit much. That said, I'm also not a fan of Cathy, Mel's supposedly intelligent friend who fell in love with Francis. When Mel told her that Francis had asked a couple really racist questions, Cathy was shocked and disbelieving at first, but then started talking about how he was born in a different time, etc. Not cool, Cathy.
I do think the narrator is a good fit, though.
"Years before, a recorded copy of Wonder Man's encephalographic traces had formed the basis of the Vision's artificial intelligence, making them something like brothers. Later, after Simon had returned from his apparent death, he had felt a strong attraction to Wanda - who was, at that point, married to the Vision. Now, with Simon returned from a second deathlike experience and having taken the Vision's place at the Scarlet Witch's side, there were still ties between the two."
Okay, stuff I missed while scanning through Wikipedia pages. I had figured the tension between Simon and the Vision was due to them being the current boyfriend and the ex-husband, but instead it's that plus the two of them are actually sort of related. Oh boy.