For those who don’t know already, I’ve been posting YouTube clips of songs that are helping to get me prepared and geared up for NaNoWriMo. I’m trying to find songs to help me identify with my characters, particularly my POV characters.
Bona Emery Atarem is a highborn daughter of Manyx Atarem, sister of Bon Pelees Atarem, and the half-sister of Alverin Ness. When she was a little girl, she was presented with her first empath protector, a Quell boy-priest named Desean.
They grew up together. Played together. Laughed together. Desean was her constant companion all through her childhood and into her teenage years.
Then…the forbidden happened.
They fell in love.
As a Quell, Desean’s first duty was to protect Emery, to suffer for her, to die for her.
It did not end well.
When we meet Emery in the novel, she has been traveling to visit her brother, unprotected…because since Desean, she refuses to have another Quell protecting her. This is one of the songs I have to inspire me to tell her story. And like Rafael’s story, it will be gut-wrenching to write. (I swear I lose it at 2:52 on this video. It’s Des and Emery, in my mind’s eye).