Court of Dreams’ Individual Understanding of Feyre
During my reread of ACOMAF, I was struck by the unique way each member of Rhysand’s Inner Circle related to Feyre’s traumatic experiences (primarily taken from chapter 16 [family dinner]). SJM did such an amazing job with this! IRL, it doesn’t usually take just one person to help heal your past hurts—to understand—and we see this with Feyre. It takes the entire Inner Circle to help her begin to heal, and to learn she was not alone.
Cassian understands what it is like to starve and freeze—to fight alone for survival.
Azriel understands the horror of being imprisoned in darkness and brutally beaten, left to die.
Amren understands being trapped in a body not her own.
Mor understands how dreams can be stripped away and laid bare—to escape and dream anew.
Rhys understands the terror of abuse, and what it’s like to wake up every night, every morning afraid his freedom isn’t real.
Court of Dreams - All of them understand what it means to find a family they’d only ever dreamed of having—to love and care for and cherish one another more than anything in the world.