Dialog – Ch1: Fusada Kul and Fos Tis discuss Eppis Banto.
“You just don’t like her?” Tis asked.
“I don’t know,” I said, “Since Fita went to Mynu, I feel like there’s an ocean between us. No matter how much I swim, I never get to her shore, and when Banto’s around, I feel like I’m drowning.”
“Bound to happen,” Tis shrugged. “Ozbi and I were close, but we grew apart when we went off to caste-training.”
“She’s not you,” I said. “Fita and I are one, Tis.”
Tis stared at me, I couldn’t figure out what she was thinking.
“It’s not just Banto,” I said. “My twin’s a brainer, but I’ve never been comfortable around them. The feeling’s mutual.”
“I’ve noticed,” Tis said. “They’re intimidated by you, because you talk better than the rest of us, you can match them in a conversation.”
I smiled at her, “Sofita said the same thing when we were donats.”