How does Lisbet prepare for Ivar’s return from his excursions abroad?
This I can actually get into because I’m gonna breeze through most of it! oops :) But I do that because it’s not very eventful. Lisbet spends the rest of her break seriously agonizing if she’s ready for a commitment with Ivar. He kind of threw a lot at her at once. Ivar has a weird way of asking someone out when while writing it I kept saying to myself ‘fuck, Ivar, most girls just like flowers’.
If she was already introverted this summer because of Ivar’s effect on her, she’s even more so for the rest of it because she can hardly think about anything else. She’s very excited to get back to the routine of schooling haha
She’s got all these things to consider, how his family life will effect her. How the Mob life will effect her. It’s almost good for her, him being away from her, because for a moment there it was very easy for her to gloss over the seriousness of a connection to the Mob while being so seduced by Ivar. How much danger could she actually be put in by being at Ivar Lothbrok’s side?
And now that she’s staying with her parents, she has to consider how they will be involved. How will she ever be able to tell the truth of her relationship with him? Would they ever accept it? Would they try to intervene? And what about her friends? Is Ivar the type to go out with her and socialize with people she fraternizes with? How normal of a couple could they actually be? Is he truly worth all of these acclimations and sacrifices?
We all know what she decides, but it’s a struggle nonetheless. She is a relatively ‘normal’ person compared to Ivar, what the fuck would any of us do?
We’re also going to see her care more about how she presents herself to him. This is where Beyonce’s Partition gets in my head ‘I just wanna be the girl you like…’ Now that she’s had some validation that he is in fact attracted to her, and the tension isn’t just one-sided, she wants to continue to be alluring to him.
One measly spoiler, Ivar does call her while he’s away ;)