A beautiful, dark-haired man now approached. He was perhaps a few years older than her, but carried himself so gracefully that she felt small and unmolded before him. His sapphire eyes fixed on Elide, clever and unruffled—and sad. “Kaltain Rompier saved your life? And gave you that?”
He knew her—had known.
Manon Blackbeak said in a faint, amused voice, “Lady Elide Lochan of Perrath, meet Dorian Havilliard, King of Adarlan.” The king lifted his brows at the witch.
Yeah, this is a comical scene, in a way. But the thing that gets to me is that Coran isn’t trying to Sugar-coat anything. He’s telling it to Lance like it is, while still keeping a relatively positive outlook on how far from Earth they are.
He listens when Lance rants and reminisces with Lance about Earth and Altea.
“Yeah, water that falls from the sky.”
“Oh, we had that on Altea. Only, it wasn’t water, more like rocks. Razor sharp and boiling hot. Oh! They could knock a hole right in your head…”
This post is nowhere near completion, as all this stuff is stuff that happened in the 4th episode. There are so many many more instances where Coran helps by either making people relax or by reminiscing with them like shown here.
I’ll probably add more to this post as I go through the episodes, but still… my point stands…