My husband is 19 years older than me (the same age difference as Akinli and Kahlen when she will be released from service). He and I often joke and wish about time travel or magic so we could have more time together.
I like imagining such a world where I travelled his timeline, being a point of happiness even as I couldn’t stick around for obvious reasons. Even though it makes me cry.
“The Siren” by Kiera Cass –
“It was enough to show he thought of me from time to time. Maybe he’d remember me down the road, whatever life he lived, as that girl he’d met one time who he baked a cake with and who knew how to jitterbug.”
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