From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: (urth) Poor Olivine Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 15:29:56 -0600 >>Crush wrote before: >>If one femchem was as good as another to Hammerstone, why did he leave >>Marble and have the child they were making broken up when she revealed that >>she was Magnesia? > >Roy responded: >I probably shouldn't even ask, but **where, in or out of the whorl, did you >get such an idea???** Crush wrote: >Call me crazy but Marble must have received some sort of information, >between her warning that she would become an abandoned woman and her >declaration that she **was** an abandoned woman. Since Marble was >**abandoned** then Hammerstone has left her. In terms of logic, that is a >"consistency by equivalence". The only information I can see that could have >led her to that conclusion is what Mucor said - channeling Hammerstone the >same way she spied on Potto in the house of Blood. The only interpretation I >can derive from Mucor's words is that he is having another soldier "break" >the child they said they would start on immediately (at their wedding). To go from Marble's notion of abandonment to the destruction of a child requires a leap in logic that leaves me in the dust. I can only conclude that . . . hell, I don't know what to think. You must not have read the SS series, for one thing. Let me state flat out that no such thing happened to the child. Fact. >Crush responds: >I suppose its **possible** to play with the text to allow this, but it is >hard to square that with Hammerstone's assertion that he lost track of her >during his last 74 year nap. That pretty firmly suggests a change in the >status of their relationship. If he didn't know where she was during the >entire voyage and then he didn't know where she was after, he can hardly say >he lost track of her. And if Moly had been at Sun Street from Day One, and nowhere else, then he would have known **exactly** where to find her. He didn't know. That's why he said: "Maybe I should've gone looking for Moly." -Roy --