The same angry cold twisted and churned inside me, building to an unbearable pressure. They had no right to do this to me. I had not been born to be their tool. I had a right to live my life freely, to be who I was born to be. Did they think they could bend me to their will, use me however they would, and I would never retaliate? No. A time would come. My time would come.
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb.
What does this paragraph sound like? It doesn’t sound like the hero’s narrative, does it… it sounds like a villain’s origin story, almost. That’s where you’d expect to find it. And it isn’t; it belongs to the hero, who will always remain loyal to the “they” he refers to.
I find this so interesting because that’s Fitz’s driving, normally unspoken force, isn’t it? It’s the fundamental thing that disjoints him from Kettricken and Verity and Dutiful and Burrich almost everyone else. Kettricken, Verity and Dutiful were all raised with not just the expectations of their rank, but also the privileges and supports; Burrich considers his life at Buckkeep a vast improvement on his childhood, and gave his loyalty to Chivalry as a much older person. So none of them entirely understand why Fitz is so “difficult”, so resistant to almost everything.
He’s torn - he’s a good person, he cares about his family and his people, he wants to help them. But he also has an impressively strong understanding of morality, and he knows what is being done to him is wrong. Except if he breaks out of it, he harms people. So he suppresses that inner, moral voice; he doesn’t feel that he has another option. Every time he tries to break away he is (often forceably) dragged back in.
And the rest of the family wonders why he’s like this and never truly understands.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Raquel
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OMG ;______; ok ok, I’m fine!!!! I’m so happy with the result of this drawing ;__; (and I cried when I was drawing them T_T) !!
PS: I’m going to try to draw more animals! <3 I need to draw more Nighteyes! PS: Fitz!!!!!!! Beloved loved (and loves, and always will) Nighteyes. OK ? ಠ益ಠ ( I mean this for the last book I read. Golden Fool e3e) – No spoilers, please. I know who is Bee, ending of Fool’s fate, and a details of Fool’s assassin and Fool’s quest. In fact, I know everything that happens to the Fool. I don’t know when will be published Fool’s fate in Spain, and if I will read it u.u
Remeber when Simmons said she wanted to settle down in Scotland and Fitz was like hella smiley cause he’s like “I’m Scottish, and she likes Scotland??” And it was adorable. Yeah why can’t we have that again for like 2 seconds I liked that. That was pure