Albione’s nose dripped. He wiped it clean and sniffed. “My heart tricked me Aeth, and I’m gonna die because I was too proud to admit it.” He thumped his head against the wall. “I wish I had more time to sort through these things now that I can see clearly. I don’t want to die like Ash.”
When Aetherial looked up, a fire raged in his eyes. He spoke in a calm, but chilling tone. “Let’s make sure we don’t die.”
Aetherial is a half-elven freelance guard and lifelong family friend to Albione, the main protagonist in my debut novel. He’s also an avid student of philosophy and outspoken agnostic. My beta readers usually comment that he’s one of their favorite characters.
I’ve been asked if his life parallels mine, but the truth is Aetherial is much different than I am. I think most people like him because he asks the questions many are afraid to.
There is no taboo with him, something that our society could benefit from.
And he’s intensely loyal.
Of all my side character’s, he’s been my favorite thus far. Perhaps that’s why others like him as well 🙂