I know what you're thinking: Nathaniel was meant to be a good guy with perfect morality but he just killed some unimportant bad guy despite the bad guy themselves offering to help the good guy and in fact did even though good guys are meant to spare everyone and keep their deals and generally be fabulousness in a teacup!
Huh, wow, I need to take a breath after that.
But yeah, so much drama, right?
I bet you're surprised. And I'm sure you weren't expecting Nathaniel to do that. But he did anyway. Mmm, what a twist of character. But there you were, my dear reader, sitting there and thinking that at least Nathaniel will stay sweet and naïve and whatever other synonym you prefer, but he failed you.
Man, I guess it just shows that you can't trust anyone, not even an angel you met three chapters ago.
I mean, Emory- you'd be wise not to believe anything she says, let alone actually trust her with your life. She's an assassin, after all, not your elderly neighbour who offers to walk your dog when you're at school every once in a while.
She's a shadow- one of those people with a history as dark and hard as their heart, the kind of creature who doesn't need a name. The kind of creature who doesn't need anyone except themselves. A cold-hearted killer that can and will hurt, betray and kill anyone as long as it proves beneficial, despite who that person may be, despite every little thing that person may have sacrificed-
Heh, sorry about that. Got a little carried away there, I guess.
Um... so yeah, anyway.
You shouldn't be surprised if Emory goes back on any deals she's made, or promises she's forged. Killers are selfish, after all, and they only works for their own interests in the end.
That's always how it works, whilst the people those black-hearted killers are surrounded with fall, fall and fall again, cut up into pieces in the wayside whilst their 'friend' moves forward regardless. Have you worked out what I'm saying, then? Maybe you haven't, maybe you have, so let me elaborate:
You could probably confirm that Nathaniel, in the majority's opinion, is essentially a Good Character. The kind of fictional device that simultaneously encourages positivity within the story and pushes forward the general plot. The kind of Good Character that many of the readers would really end up rooting for, because hey, when doesn't the good guy get the happy ending?
And then you've got the cat...
Oh, wait, sorry, I'm thinking about the wrong chapter. We're not there yet, are we?
Anyway, you will have the cat, and even that's not too bad a creature. Not too good, of course, but it's possible that they could prove themselves as a half-decent character in the end.
Probably. I don't really know.
I know all of the events that are to transpire, of course, and I know exactly who will win and who will die. I don't know exactly, yet- or more, I haven't actually decided- but I will soon. So just, you know, remember that. Remember that I'm the one in charge, okay?
Heh, I'm just teasing you. Don't get so worried.
Emory, though. Emory's trouble. Always was. Always surreptitious and secretive and self-indulgent.
Don't trust her. No one ever should have done.
I know- of course I do- but I'm not going to spoil it. I'm not that kind of narrator, but I can promise you that I already have everything all planned out.
And everything is already going to plan.