Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Beautiful People #8 - Siblings


Alright! Getting back into the swing of things! So my plan is to post one of these every other Tuesday (until I caught up to the end) and then find or start a similar series afterwards, so you should be hearing more from me. Moving right along...

I'm going to go through two sets of siblings here - Allaha and the Mur de Rose clan, and (spoilers) werewolf triplets, Alistair, Brisbane, and Dandy (Corrina). Here we go!




1. What is the first memory they have of each other?

Mur de Roses
  • Aubin + Dana
    • Aubin
      • His first clear memory is trying to teach Dana to ice skate as children. (He's a year older.)
    • Dana
      • Her first memory is of Aubin pulling her onto the dance floor as children and making her feel better about wanting to dance by dancing with her. 
  • Aubin + Sylviane
    • Aubin
      • His first memory of Sylviane is finding her crying because she accidentally broke a vase, and then covering for her. 
    • Sylviane
      • Her first memory is Aubin getting scolded for skipping a tutoring session, and thinking it was unfair that he couldn;t have more fun. 
  • Aubin + Dorian
    • Aubin
      • He was eight when Dorian was born, but still only vaguely remembers this since he wasn't that interested in a baby brother at the time. 
    • Dorian
      • Aubin showing him how to use a practice sword for the first time, and being patient and supportive. 
  • Aubin + Allaha
    • Aubin
      • Since he was thirteen when she was born, his first memory of Allaha is seeing her as a newborn and thinking how small she looked, but not much else. 
    • Allaha
      • Pushing Aubin into a briar patch for pelting Sylviane with stones, and feeling bad for it when he came out covered in scratches but refusing to admit it. 
  • Aubin + Lucette
    • Aubin
      • He was fifteen when Lucette was born, and remembers a very clear contrast between how his father had been after Allaha's birth and Lucette's - mainly, that he hadn't been there for Lucette. 
    • Lucette
      • Catching Aubin with his long time boyfriend avoiding a social event and thinking that he wouldn't be much competition. 
  • Dana + Sylviane
    • Dana
      • Sylviane throwing all her knitting across the room, ruin a lot of it, and making her very angry at the whole situation. 
    • Sylviane
      • Dana helping her with her dress for her eight birthday, and even helping her wear makeup since she really wanted to. 
  • Dana + Dorian
    • Dana
      • Dorian hiding after a play fight so that no one would see him crying over losing, and doing her best to comfort him while pretending she didn't notice the tears. 
    • Dorian
      • Dana inviting him to tea and encouraging him to vent about his feelings after a fight with Sylviane. 
  • Dana + Allaha
    • Dana
      • She was thirteen when Allaha was born, so remembers her as a very loud baby. 
    • Allaha
      • She remembers Dana sitting with her and humming and knitting when she was sick in bed once. 
  • Dana + Lucette
    • Dana
      • Again, she was old enough to remember Lucette as a baby. She didn't spend much time with her, mostly because Lucette's mother was very protective. 
    • Lucette
      • Lucette remembers Dana calling her out for fake crying, and realizing she wouldn't be able to fool Dana like her other siblings. 
  • Sylviane + Dorian
    • Sylviane
      • Although she was only five at the time, she remembers holding Dorian as a baby because she was very excited to not be the youngest child anymore and to have a baby brother. 
    • Dorian
      • He remembers Sylviane beating him in an archery contest and thinking it was unfair that she wasn't taking it easy on him for being younger. 
  • Sylviane + Allaha
    • Sylviane
      • She was also ole enough (ten) to remember Allaha as a baby, and being surprised at how loud she was because Dorian had been quiet. 
    • Allaha
      • She remembers playing a prank on the stewart with Sylviane. Well, trying to play a prank on Winoc by putting a pail of water on a door, but they ended up spilling it on themselves in the process and had a good time anyways. 
  • Sylviane + Lucette
    • Sylviane
      • Sylviane was twelve when Lucette was born, and remembers thinking she was really small. 
    • Lucette
      • She remembers trying to embarass Sylviane by "accidentally" spilling a drink on her at a party, and Sylviane just laughed it off and changed.
  • Dorian + Allaha
    • Dorian
      • Like Sylviane, Dorian was so excited to no longer be the youngest that although he was five, he remembers seeing Allaha as a baby for the first time. 
    • Allaha
      • She remembers Dorian trying to teach her something and thinking it was funny to make him angry by not listening. 
  • Dorian + Lucette
    • Dorian
      • He remembers Lucette's first birthday, and that she was the most entitled one-year-old he'd ever seen.
    • Lucette
      • She remembers tricking Dorian into starting a fight at a ball and then deciding he was too stupid to bother with. 
  • Allaha + Lucette
    • Allaha
      • Allaha does remember Lucette being born, but because she was still grieving her mother's death, was very bitter and angry about it and thought her father wanted another baby as her replacement. 
    • Lucette
      • Meeting Allaha in the events of Wildflowers, Part I: Allaha of the Mountain

Triplets
  • Alistair + Brisbane
    • Alistair
      • His first memory of Brisbane is getting punched in the face during a childhood spat - and Brisbane freaking out because he didn't mean to take it that far. They were probably around 6-7 years old, and Brisbane became a little more protective after that.
    • Brisbane
      • His first memory of Alistair is walking in while their mother was dissecting a fox and not understanding what Alistair found so fascinating about it. It kind of started his subconcious view of Alistair as more human than wolf. (Also around 6-7 years old.)
  • Alistair + Dandy
    • Alistair
      • His first memory of Dandy is her taking on an older boy that was picking on him and winning, and her grinning super wide despite being injured.
    • Dandy
      • Her first memory of Alistair is him helping her with a poison oak rash by telling her not to touch the area and washing it off right away, then taking her to their mom for lotion and banadaging.
  • Brisbane + Dandy
    • Brisbane
      • His first memory of Dandy is the two of them chasing after a jackaloupe and ending up fighting over it as wolves. (She won.)
    • Dandy
      • Her first memory of Brisbane is fighting him because he said she couldn't be pack leader as a girl. (She won.)

2. Describe their relationship in 3 words.

Mur de Roses
  • Aubin + Dana
    • Amicable, close, understated
  • Aubin + Sylviane
    • Fun, affectionate, teasing
  • Aubin + Dorian
    • Competetive, contemptuous, antagonistic
  • Aubin + Allaha
    • Understanding, teasing, understated
  • Aubin + Lucette
    • Antagonistic, contemptuous, angry
  • Dana + Sylviane
    • Teasing, complimentary, affectionate
  • Dana + Dorian
    • Respect, amicable, understanding
  • Dana + Allaha
    • Affectionate, protective, teasing
  • Dana + Lucette
    • Antagonistic, competitive, cold
  • Sylviane + Dorian
    • Affectionate, antagonistic, competitive
  • Sylviane + Allaha
    • Affectionate, understanding, competitive
  • Sylviane + Lucette
    • Antagonistic, cold, disconnected
  • Dorian + Allaha
    • Antagonistic, competitive, biting
  • Dorian + Lucette
    • Distant, biting, angry
  • Allaha + Lucette
    • Disconnected, strangers, awkward

Triplets
  • Alistair + Brisbane
    • Antagonistic, protective, caring
  • Alistair + Dandy
    • Protective, admirating, teasing
  • Brisbane + Dandy
    • Competitive, teasing, understanding

3. What kind of things do they like to do together?

Mur de Roses
  • Aubin + Dana
    • Gossip. Most people don't think the reserved Dana as a gossip, but when she and Aubin get together it's all about the gossip.
  • Aubin + Sylviane
    • Sparring. Being friendly and competetive, they enjoy having a friendly match every once in a while.
  • Aubin + Dorian
    • Hunting. Dorian is an avid hunter, and while Aubin enjoys the riding more than the hunt, it's one of the few activities they can enjoy together.
  • Aubin + Allaha
    • Pranks. More when they were children, but the two would often play pranks on their siblings and others.
  • Aubin + Lucette
    • N/A. Between their age difference and Lucette's banishment, the pair never really found a common activity.
  • Dana + Sylviane
    • Dancing. Both enjoy dressing up and dancing at balls, as well as dancing in private.
  • Dana + Dorian
    • Tea. While it may seem like Dorian has no particularly refined tastes, he and Dana would often have tea together, which sparked hi interest (not that he makes a point of it).
  • Dana + Allaha
    • Gardening. While not one to get dirty, Dana does enjoy light gardening and cultivation, and she and Allaha used to do so together.
  • Dana + Lucette
    • Court Intrigue. Both sisters enjoy matching wits in the realm of social interaction, even when the interactio is less than amicable.
  • Sylviane + Dorian
    • Hunting. They're both fiercely competitve, and Dorian actually perfers hunting with Sylviane (to Aubin) because her heart is in the sport.
  • Sylviane + Allaha
    • Riding. Particularly as children, the pair always had fun racing and spedning time out doors.
  • Sylviane + Lucette
    • N/A. The pair never knew each other well enough to have common interests.
  • Dorian + Allaha
    • Riding. Dorian, Allaha, and Sylviane would tend to ride all together, but Allaha and Dorian would also ride together is Sylviane was busy. 
  • Dorian + Lucette
    • Trash Talking. Dorian may not like Lucette, but they are both good at trash talking other people. 
  • Allaha + Lucette
    • N/A. The pair never knew each other well enough to have common interests.

Triplets
  • Alistair + Brisbane
    • Family history. While the men are very different people, they both enjoy learning about their family's history.
  • Alistair + Dandy
    • Herb gathering. Alistair enjoys the gathering for making medicine, while Dandy enjoyed the challenge of finding ingredients (like a scavenger hunt).
  • Brisbane + Dandy
    • Hunting. Competitve and proud of their physical abilities, the pair would often go hunting together as bonding.

4. What was their biggest fight?

Mur de Roses
  • Aubin + Dana
    • About Dana marrying Alec of Timerbrand - Aubin thought she should refuse and look for more, while Dana insisted she had no reason not to agree since there was no one she was in love with. Dana accused Aubin of abandoning his duties to the family by not finding a wife, even one ok with his relationship with Enzo. The two later made up and apologized before Dana left for Timerbrand, having always been close, and admitted to saying things they didn't mean.
  • Aubin + Sylviane
    • Sylviane becoming a mercenary - while they only tease each other now, Aubin was very against Sylviane joining Theimo's mercenary band (with good reason). Sylviane accused Aubin of being jealous that he was too scared to leave himself, and the two were on bad terms for a few years before making up. It helped that they were apart most the time to cool their heads - and that Dana and Theimo are both level-headed confidantes.
  • Aubin + Dorian
    • They haven't really had a "big" fight yet - since they're already pretty antagonistic towards each other, they get their emotions out regularly enough that they don't build up. It would probably be about succession, if anything - Dorian being jealous of Aubin not wanting the duchy he's entitled to.
  • Aubin + Allaha
    • The events described in Allaha of the Mountain, where a young Allaha pushed Aubin into a briar patch for throwing stones at Sylviane is probably their biggest fight. While childish, the age difference and later separation prevented them from having a big "adult" fight. They later made up.
  • Aubin + Lucette
    • The whole "trying to overthrow their father" thing is probably it.
  • Dana + Sylviane
    • Sylviane leaving to join the mercenaries (a recurring theme). It wasn't a big loud fight like Aubin and Sylviane had, but it was still their "biggest". Their fight was more cold and cutting, since Sylviane called Dana (essentially) a stuck up prude with no personality and Dana replied that Sylviane was a reckless fool trying to outdo Allaha. They made up before Aubin and Sylviane did, but they didn't rgain the closeness they once had.
  • Dana + Dorian
    • Over their father not disowning Allaha. While being a Knight of the Mountain means she's revoked her claim on an inheritance, Gyslain hasn't disowned his daughter. Dorian felt like since she "clearly didn't want to be part of the family" that he should have, while Dana said that Dorian and Allaha were actually very similar (in seeking their father's attention and approval by acting out). After Allaha's visit in Allaha of the Mountain, the two make up over letters.
  • Dana + Allaha
    • After her mother's death, Allaha said very hurtful things to Dana about being cold and uncaring. Being an understanding person and older, Dana refrained from saying something equally hurtful back, but it still stung and caused a rift between them. They haven't spoken since Allaha joined the Sanctum.
  • Dana + Lucette
    • Once again, going to have to go with "trying to overthrow their father".
  • Sylviane + Dorian
    • As you may have guessed, Sylviane leaving to join Theimo's mercenaries. In Dorian's case, it wasn't her intial leaving that bothered him, but her return and second departure. Unlike his siblings, he would have liked to go with her, and became intensely jealous that she was both able to go and did not seem to be in any trouble for doing so. When he confronted Sylviane about this, she was tired of his attitude and delusions that the older siblings didn't get punished. They had a knock-down, drag out fight that Sylviane took credit for when confronted by their father, which spared Dorian punishment. It helped them make up later, but they were even less close than they'd been in the past.
  • Sylviane + Allaha
    • Allaha was always outspoken and wild, while Sylviane grew into her confidence to be herself. When Sylviane got her first bow, Allaha accidentally broke it and it brought out the worst in Sylviane. The two fought (with punchs!) and then didn't speak to each other for a week. Allaha tried to make her sister a new bow as an apology, and it was "so ugly and terrible" that Sylviane had laughed and forgiven her. (She still has the bow.)
  • Sylviane + Lucette
    • I'll take "trying to overthrow their father" for $300, Alex.
  • Dorian + Allaha
    • While they never really got along, they also never had a "big" fight - mostly just very frequent small, petty fights. 
  • Dorian + Lucette
    • Amazingly, Dorian was actually more upset about a different fight than the attempted coup. It happened after Lucette's mother's execution, and she was feeling particularly vindictive and so called out all of his insecurities, which Dorian found no way to fight back against. 
  • Allaha + Lucette
    • Lucette was too young to have gotten to know Allaha before Allaha left for the Sanctum.

Triplets
  • Alistair + Brisbane
    • Whether or not to save Allaha, as Alistair recounts in his journal in Dandy. Alistair gets so angry at the idea that Allaha isn't worth risking the pack that he tries to punch Brisbane in front of the pack for saying it, and Brisbane responds appropriately (for a wolf). It's the only time Alistair has ever tried to physically fight anyone. After taking a run and calming down, Alistair understands that Brisbane is right, and the two make up. Since they're always (metaphorically) at each others' throats, it's a familiar ritual for them.
  • Alistair + Dandy
    • They never really fought - Dandy saw herself as Alistair's protector, and he was fine with that. By the time her protectiveness would have started to bother him, she had already ran away from home.
  • Brisbane + Dandy
    • Who would take over as pack leader after their father - they had a full on brawl about it, which Dandy won. Brisbane later overheard their father telling their mother he was thinking of passing it to Dandy, even though it was against tradition, and decided to let it go. He apologized, but Dandy was already over it and instead said "let the best wolf win".

5. How far would they go to save each other?

Mur de Roses
  • Aubin + Dana
    • They'd die for each other, no questions asked. Take each other's place, sacrifice, whatever.
  • Aubin + Sylviane
    • They'd fight fiercely for each other and risk death, but they'd probably hesitate to sacrifice themselves for each other. They're both trained as warriors (at least to an extent), so running into a dangerous situation is something they both understand for each other.
  • Aubin + Dorian
    • They don't realize it, but they'd die for each other. They have an angry, biting relationship, but a lot of that is because they're too similar. Aubin wants to make their father proud but doesn't want to sacrifice himself to do it, while Dorian sacrifices so much of himself in pursuit of their father's approval he isn't sure who he is entirely.
  • Aubin + Allaha
    • They're in a similar situation as Aubin/Sylviane as far as being warriors go, but they both have a self-sacrificing streak that would make them more likely to take the extra step of dying for each other.
  • Aubin + Lucette
    • Aubin would probably make a token effort since they're siblings, but nothing too dangeorus or inconvienient. Lucette would do nothing.
  • Dana + Sylviane
    • They would try hard, but ultimately wouldn't risk their lives for each other.
  • Dana + Dorian
    • They'd probably die for each other - they're surprisingly close.
  • Dana + Allaha
    • Dana would sacrifice herself for Allaha, but Allaha would go so far as to risk her life but not sacrifice it. Allaha doesn't realize that Dana still sees herself as the older sister taking care of her younger sibling, as the two have grown apart as adults.
  • Dana + Lucette
    • Nothing - Dana would see Lucette's troubles as ones of her own making (and likely be right), while Lucette would take malicious glee in someone taking down the sibling she sees as her main rival.
  • Sylviane + Dorian
    • They'd risk their lives for each other, but not sacrifice themselves. Similar to Aubin/Sylviane, but they are also less close.
  • Sylviane + Allaha
    • Again, they'd risk their lives for each other, but not sacrifice themselves. They respect that they are both warriors and would see it as an insult to take it too far.
  • Sylviane + Lucette
    • Nothing - they would both see it as the other lying in the bed they made.
  • Dorian + Allaha
    • Dorian wouldn't put himself out to help Allaha, but Allaha would help Dorian if it were within her power (without going overboard).
  • Dorian + Lucette
    • Nothing - Dorian really doesn't like Lucette and Lucette would see no benefit. 
  • Allaha + Lucette
    • Nothing - they're practically strangers. (Allaha would probably attempt a rescue, but with no more or less fervor than rescuing anyone else.)

Triplets
  • Alistair + Brisbane
    • Brisbane would do everything in his power short of risking the overall welfare of the Pack, since he sees them as equal responsibilities. Alistair would do everything in his power short of a life -or-death fight, because he'd know he'd lose.
  • Alistair + Dandy
    • They'd sacrifice themselves for each other - even after growing apart as adults, they still have the spark of childhood closeness.
  • Brisbane + Dandy
    • They'd do anything - they are kindred spirits over blood, and understand each other completely.  

6. What are their pet peeves about each other?

Mur de Roses
  • Aubin + Dana
    • Aubin: That Dana can have a bit of superiority complex.
    • Dana: That Aubin doesn't take enough care with his appearance.
  • Aubin + Sylviane
    • Aubin: That Sylviane often ignores what other people want to get her own way.
    • Syviane: That Aubin will let people push him around.
  • Aubin + Dorian
    • Aubin: That Dorian's kind of an asshole.
    • Dorian: That Aubin is too nice.
  • Aubin + Allaha
    • Aubin: That Allaha doesn't think about the consequences her actions have on others.
    • Allaha: That Aubin thinks too much about how his decisions affect others.
  • Aubin + Lucette
    • Aubin: That Lucette's manipulative.
    • Lucette: That Aubin has no ambition.
  • Dana + Sylviane
    • Dana: That Sylviane lacks proper decorum.
    • Sylviane: That Dana is too uptight.
  • Dana + Dorian
    • Dana: That Dorian refuses to acknowledge his own flaws.
    • Dorian: That Dana (ironically) is too forgiving of the flaws in others.
  • Dana + Allaha
    • Dana: That Allaha (as a child) never took care to pick her words carefully.
    • Allaha: That Dana would act as a second mother.
  • Dana + Lucette
    • Dana: That Lucette uses her intelligence to help only herself.
    • Lucette: That Dana bothers to look out for anyone besides herself.
  • Sylviane + Dorian
    • Sylviane: That Dorian is a bit of a shit.
    • Dorian: That Sylviane calls him out on his attitude.
  • Sylviane + Allaha
    • Sylviane: That Allaha refuses to see the benefits/humor in acting like a lady on ocassion.
    • Allaha: That Sylviane would copy her as a child, despite being older.
  • Sylviane + Lucette
    • Sylviane: That Lucette threw away her family for greed.
    • Lucette: That Sylviane has no appreciation for "the finer things" in life.
  • Dorian + Allaha
    • Dorian: That Allaha gets away with everything.
    • Allaha: That Dorian is petty. 
  • Dorian + Lucette
    • Dorian: That Lucette is manipulative.
    • Lucette: That Dorian knows she manipulates him even if he can't figure out how. 
  • Allaha + Lucette
    • N/A - they did not know each other well enough to develop pet peeves.

Triplets
  • Alistair + Brisbane
    • Alistair: That Brisbane (still) tries to boss him around.
    • Brisbane: That Alistair refuses to listen to reason.
  • Alistair + Dandy
    • Alistair: That Dandy is too reckless.
    • Dandy: That Alistair is too cautious.
  • Brisbane + Dandy
    • Brisbane: That Dandy was better than him at everything.
    • Dandy: That Brisbane wouldn't acknowledge his own abilities.

7. What are their favorite things about each other?

Mur de Roses
  • Aubin + Dana
    • Aubin: That Dana can take someone apart without hurting their feelings.
    • Dana: That Aubin genuinely cares about everyone.
  • Aubin + Sylviane
    • Aubin: That Sylviane can balance being a noble and being free and independant.
    • Sylviane: That Aubin refuses to compromise in love, even for station.
  • Aubin + Dorian
    • Aubin: That Dorian always says what he means, even if it's not in the best way.
    • Dorian: That Aubin doesn't seek their father's approval.
  • Aubin + Allaha
    • Aubin: That Allaha found a way to live her own life.
    • Allaha: That Aubin can find a way to be happy with the life he has.
  • Aubin + Lucette
    • Aubin: Despite her flaws, that Lucette knows what she wants and fights for it. 
    • Lucette: Will begrudingly admit that Aubin is charismatic. 
  • Dana + Sylviane
    • Dana: That Sylviane is a free spirit.
    • Sylviane: That Dana is tougher than she seems.
  • Dana + Dorian
    • Dana: That Dorian can appreciate simple things, even if he won't admit it.
    • Dorian: That Dana is so poised and refined. 
  • Dana + Allaha
    • Dana: That Allaha lived life to the fullest.
    • Allaha: That Dana was always ready to support her. 
  • Dana + Lucette
    • Dana: That Lucette is clever.
    • Lucette: That Dana is intelligent. 
  • Sylviane + Dorian
    • Sylviane: That Dorian still has time to grow into a better person.
    • Dorian: That Sylviane doesn't judge people for the things they like. 
  • Sylviane + Allaha
    • Sylviane: That Allaha has always followed her own path. 
    • Allaha: That Sylviane is willing to explore who she really is as a person.
  • Sylviane + Lucette
    • Sylviane: That Lucette is actually a decent tactician.
    • Lucette: That Sylviane does know how to act like a lady.
  • Dorian + Allaha
    • Dorian: That Allaha didn't lord being the favorite over him.
    • Allaha: That Dorian speaks his mind. 
  • Dorian + Lucette
    • Dorian: That she's not in the Keep anymore.
    • Lucette: That Dorian's easy to manipulate. 
  • Allaha + Lucette
    • N/A

Triplets
  • Alistair + Brisbane
    • Alistair: That Brisbane tries his best to protect and take care of everyone.
    • Brisbane: That Alistair genuinely just wants to help, even if people don't appreciate him for it.
  • Alistair + Dandy
    • Alistair: (As children) Dandy defending him and his interests.
    • Dandy: (As children) Alistair's big heart and intelligence.
  • Brisbane + Dandy
    • Brisbane: (As children) Dandy never thinking she was above anyone else.
    • Dandy: (As children) Brisbane's loyalty to friends and family. 

8. What traits do they share? Mannerisms, clothing, quirks, looks, etc?

Mur de Roses - all the siblings have red or orange hair, a trait of their family, with the exception of Lucette, who is strawberry blonde.
  • Aubin + Dana
    • They both have a "court smile", but Dana tends to use hers more. 
  • Aubin + Sylviane

  • Aubin + Dorian

  • Aubin + Allaha
    • Their hair is almost the same shade, though Aubin's is curly and Allaha's is straight. 
  • Aubin + Lucette
  • Dana + Sylviane 
  • Dana + Dorian

  • Dana + Allaha
  • Dana + Lucette
    • Both tend to do a large amount of research on other nobles in order to be prepared should they meet them. 
  • Sylviane + Dorian
    • The only two Mur de Rose children from the same mother... and a living mother. 
  • Sylviane + Allaha
    • Neither was very fond of the life of a noblewoman, and found a way to carve their own path. As children, they would both get into to trouble for breaking rules. 
  • Sylviane + Lucette
  • Dorian + Allaha
    • They both inherited their father's hooked nose. 
  • Dorian + Lucette
  • Allaha + Lucette
    • N/A

Triplets
  • Alistair + Brisbane
    • They're both very stubborn, and often need time to cool off before being able to see someone else's side in an argument - especially each other. 
  • Alistair + Dandy
    • They both got wavy hair from their mother, although Dandy's is blonde and Alistair's is black. They've also both developed a tendancy to let insults wash over them with some form of sarcasm. 
  • Brisbane + Dandy
    • They both speak more through touch than words. If they have an argument, it's going to come down to blows - and if they like someone, they'll have a lot of physical interaction. 

9. Who has the strongest personality?

Mur de Roses
  • Aubin + Dana
    • Dana
      • Dana may seem demure and quiet, but she has a regal intensity about her that allows her to get her way with soft words and confidence. Unlike Aubin, she's comfortable with her position in life and who she is.
  • Aubin + Sylviane
    • Sylviane
      • Sylviane is a powerhouse - she knows what she wants and doesn't let anyone stop her from getting it. Aubin is very vague and wishy-washy by comparison, waffling between his wants and his responsibilities.
  • Aubin + Dorian
    • Aubin
      • Dorian may be loud mouthed and acidic, but Aubin still holds a higher position of authority as heir, and isn't afraid to assert it when he needs to. He keeps Dorian from getting too big a head.
  • Aubin + Allaha
    • Allaha
      • Like Sylviane, Allaha used to be a force of nature - while she's more stoic now, she still fought the constraints of nobility and found her own way in life.
  • Aubin + Lucette
    • Lucette
      • Lucette has no real respect for Aubin and his vagueness, and so he has no hold over her or what she does. Like her sisters, she worked to get the things she wanted in life - even if she failed, it's more than Aubin has done.
  • Dana + Sylviane
    • Sylviane
      • Dana may be comfortable with who she is and able to steer a court with a deft hand, but she has no control over her rough and tumble sister or others like her that break the mold.
  • Dana + Dorian
    • Dana
      • Dana accepts none of Dorian's attitude, and he can't question her decorum and grace. She's one of the few siblings he respects unfailingly.
  • Dana + Allaha
    • Allaha
      • Allaha's force of will is simply stronger than Dana's - if it came down to a decision between the two, Dana would bow to Allaha's judgement.
  • Dana + Lucette
    • Lucette
      • Lucette's delusions of grandeur and skill with social manipulation make her a close match for Dana's mastery of the art, but what puts her over the edge is her ambition, which Dana lacks.
  • Sylviane + Dorian
    • Sylviane
      • Dorian talks big, but ultimately he's just seeking their father's approval. Since Sylviane is her own woman doing her own thing, needing no approval from others, she has the stronger personality.
  • Sylviane + Allaha
    • Sylviane
      • While both sisters found a way to live their lives differently from their noble expectations, Allaha seized an opportunity while Sylviane carved out her own place.
  • Sylviane + Lucette
    • Sylviane
      • Sylviane really doesn't care for Lucette and her manipulative ways, and has no problem making that known. Since Lucette has no hold on her due to this, she cannot overcome Sylviane.
  • Dorian + Allaha
    • Allaha
      • Dorian may be stubborn and caustic, but ultimately he tends to follow the lead of others - even if it's by doing the opposite of what they do. 
  • Dorian + Lucette
    • Lucette
      • Lucette could manipulate Dorian without even really thinking about it, and he would never know because he lets his emotions rule his actions. 
  • Allaha + Lucette
    • Allaha
      • As is seen in Allaha of the Mountain, Allaha easily ignores Lucette's emotional overtures and attempts at manipulation, and continues to do her own thing without interference.
(For those looking through, the strongest to weakest personalities are:

  • Sylviane
  • Allaha
  • Lucette
  • Dana
  • Aubin
  • Dorian)
Triplets
  • Alistair + Brisbane
    • Alistair
      • While it may seem like Brisbane, being the pack leader, has a stronger personality, it's simply not true. Alistair has very little regard for what others think, and his independance makes him stand out more than Brisbane.
  • Alistair + Dandy
    • Alistair
      • This is another one that might seem odd at first, but Dandy's fierce independance and rebellious nature is often reactionary and extreme. Alistair is more balanced, and does thinbgs because he wants to do them, not because others don't want him to. His more measured approach makes him more likely to win a contest of will between them.
  • Brisbane + Dandy
    • Dandy
      • Brisbane, though in a leadership role, is ultimately a follower - he's pack leader because his father was; Dandy left, and Alistair isn't cut out for heading the pack, so the duty falls to him. Dandy is a real leader, which he is very aware of.

10. How does their relationship change throughout your story?


Mur de Roses
  • Aubin + Dana
    • Not by much - at least, not so far. Being only a year apart in age, and both losing their mothers before they were old enough to remember them, they've always been close and understood each other very well. They're very supportive, and both grew up with the same expectations. 
  • Aubin + Sylviane
    • Since they don't feature much in the story, they also don't change to much there - but from childhood to adulthood Aubin learned to have a lot more respect for Sylviane as a warrior, and Sylviane learned that Aubin had a different (and a lot more) pressure on him to be the dutiful son than she had to be the dutiful daughter. Sylviane also looked up to Aubin as a kid, which later changed as growing into adulthood caused her to realize he struggled as much as anyone else. 
  • Aubin + Dorian
    • As children, Dorian was always looking up to Aubin and wanted to be just like him - but as he grew older, Dorian started to get jealous of Aubin's status, and bitter that his brother didn't appreciate it. It caused a rift between them, especially with Dorian's aggressive competitiveness. 
  • Aubin + Allaha
    • Aubin used to see Allaha as his bratty younger sister who got away with everything, but now admires the way she never let anyone control her. Allaha didn't share the hero worship that Dorian had, but did look up to Aubin for being a fun, laid back older brother. 
  • Aubin + Lucette
    • Aubin always felt bad for Lucette growing up, because the death of Allaha's mother made their father distant in a way he'd never been with his other children. While he was angry about the attempted coup, he still mostly pities his youngest sister. Lucette has always seen Aubin as unambitious and therefore unimportant. 
  • Dana + Sylviane
    • Sylviane never understood Dana's quiet nature and love of "feminine" activities like tea, needlework, and flower arrangement when they were growing up, but as an adult she's come to realize they're just very different people. Dana used to see Sylviane as whiny, but respects her drive and capability as an adult. 
  • Dana + Dorian
    • Dorian was too busy trying to be like Aubin to take much notice of Dana as a kid, but as they grew older her calming influence and easy advice caused them to grow close. Dana understands why Dorian acts the way he does, and wants to help him grow out of Aubin's shadow. 
  • Dana + Allaha
    • Dana was always trying to look out for Allaha as a child, and trying to curb her wilder impulses. She saw Sylviane as alright because she could act proper when necessary, but Allaha didn't seem to understand why she needed to act different. Allaha liked Dana, but her insistence on proper behavior was always just a little chafing. After the fight mentioned above and Allaha going to the Sanctum, they grew apart as adults.
  • Dana + Lucette
    • Dana and Lucette were always as odds, as Dana could see through Lucette's acting even when she was a child. Being unable to manipulate Dana, Lucette was always a little jealous of her skill and her ability to still make others like her without manipulating them. This never really changed. 
  • Sylviane + Dorian
    • As kids they were thick as thieves - both wanted to grow up into brave warriors, and both looked up to Aubin. But while Dorian wanted to be just like Aubin, Sylviane wanted to be his equal - Sylviane's mindset caused her to mature and strike out on her own, while Dorian's caused him to grow bitter and cynical. They grew apart, and Sylviane's teasing turned a little sharper around the edges. 
  • Sylviane + Allaha
    • Despite being younger, Sylviane admired Allaha's freewill, and as kids felt a little jealous that Allaha seemed to get away with more than she had at the same age. Allaha also looked up to Sylviane, especially her ability to be both a lady and have fun romping around. As adults, they still share a mutual respect for each other, even though they haven't seen each other in years and Sylviane is now the more "wild" of the two. 
  • Sylviane + Lucette
    • Sylviane didn't have much of an opinion of Lucette growing up - she tried to reach out to her, but they just never shared the same interests or connected. After the attempted coup by Lucette, Sylviane's feeling cemented into considerably sour territory. 
  • Dorian + Allaha
    • They tended to fight as children because Dorian felt like Allaha got away with everything, and he wasn't entirely wrong. He also felt jealous that their father seemed to pay her more attention... and he wasn't entirely wrong. As adults, Dorian is still angry that Allaha seems to be the center of attention even though he stayed and at least tried to do his duty and she left.
  • Dorian + Lucette
    • Dorian hasn't been able to catch her at it, but he is aware that Lucette manipulates him. Since he couldn't prove it, she mostly just made him feel uneasy, so he avoided her. As adults and after the attempted coup, Dorian feels validated in his dislike of Lucette and she feels... more or less the same.
  • Allaha + Lucette
    • They were both too young before separating to have an opinion of each other, but during the story Lucette goes from seeing Allaha as an almost useless tool to more of a role model. Allaha doesn't form an opinion.
Triplets
  • Alistar + Brisbane
    • Brisbane comes to see that Alistair isn't like the rest of the pack, and he can't be treated that way - or like a child. Alistair comes to understand Brisbane's responsibilities as leader of the pack mean he can't always put blood family first, even if he wants to. 
  • Alistair + Dandy
    • They meet again at the end of Wildflowers, Part I: Dandy, and basically don't know how to act around each other anymore. Alistair reminds Dandy of their mother as an adult, and Dandy seems more or less the same to Alistair - if more angry. 
  • Brisbane + Dandy
    • They do eventually meet again, but their relationship doesn't really change that much. They have a very fundamental understanding of each other because they are very similar people who approach things the same way, so even when they've been apart for years, they still know each other well. 

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