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Chateau Grief 238

Narration(Kore): What a thought! How does Xander expect my family to react to a situation like Shane?

Narration(Kore): One doesn't entertain a dalliance with the hired help. I don't get to choose who to be with.

Narration(Kore): The family can't afford to mix blood too thinly. And there are a long line of historical examples to turn to should anyone feel...exempt from this particular law.

Narration(Kore): Shane is plainly not that kind. Do you think you are?

Narration(Kore): Don't wish for that, Ves. ...that thing... you knew from the very first moment...

Narration(Kore): Your telepathy told you about my sharp sense of smell and heightened reflexes. ...everything I try to calm down...hide.

Narration(Kore): Would that be the best way to fight your fiolence? Hybridize Shane? Change his metabolic rate, his chemistry? With telepathy....I could.

Narration(Kore): Then he'd be our bastard child. Your telepathy and my cursed blood. I have no right to even think these things.

Xander: He's not a telepath. For reasons you point out, I wasn't able to make him understand how it worked.

Xander: His body can't respond to the changes I made in his mind.

Xander: Yours does.

Kore: God, Ves...

Kore: Don't make me do this to you!

Kore: Ok, ok. You want to know why?

Kore: This is why.

Author Notes: that an offer or a threat?

characters: Kore, Xander

episode recap: 

Kore is relating her sordid family’s sordid history amid a backdrop of Paris, Cinque Terre, and Naples.  She gets the blonde from her dad apparently.  She’s not very approving of her father’s using and discarding an apparently seasonal string of women.  Rather than disapproving, the rest of Kore’s family actively encourages this behavior.  For further treatment of the ramifications of this social subject I refer you to Baroness Orczy’s detailed explanations.  Kore points out to Xander that his emotional authenticity is the very thing that would make him an easy target to destroy for her predatory family.   Xander is all like ‘heart on my sleeve?  ha! not wearing sleeves, have tickets to the gun show’.  And then he gives her a bit of a cryptic argument, about who he is, who she is, and under what mantle he’s going to do whatever it is he’s going to do.  Or maybe not.  He could just be re-enacting a Hades/Persephone drama like Kore’s wrapped herself in for her whole life.  Kore is left alone to ponder this in the dark.