Alwynn constantly promises herself to never grow too fond of others, as her record with adopted family involves a lot of death and kidnapping.
Life simply happening is one thing, but losing your husband and both adopted sons in a span of three years can really wear away at even the most shriveled of hearts. It’s a miracle she’s not even more overprotective of her daughter than she already is.
She’s long since given up on vowing to never let her academic curiosity get the better of her. The nerdlust is too strong.