Chapter 8 | Page 8

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m not sure Ibrahim is feeling the love though. Oh well.

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Discussion (29) ¬

  1. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too Sarah! You’ll have no idea how many alternate names for it we’ve come up with.

    Also that’s another thing Ibrahim and I seem to have in common – daddy issues.
    (We’re the perfect match I tell you)

    • Thank you so much! And yes, daddy issues. Ibrahim shares your misgivings. I’ll make him give you a Valentine.

      • Thankyouuuuuu!
        Wait Ibrahim didn’t give me one is it just arriving late? We are from opposite sides of the world (and time periods)

  2. Happy Valentine’s Day to everybody even Coal.

    • Even Coal! Yay! Thank you! :D

  3. Happy Valentine’s Day especially for Coal :)

    • Hahaha, thanks! Coal grumps at you.

  4. Man, I love Ibrahim’s design but whenever we get a good look at his chin scruff I just imagine him sounding like Shaggy

    • HAHAHAHA! Wow. Wooooow. Now that’s something.

  5. Somewhere, Hedda and Coal have become stuck in tight quarters for the entire day, and Loki is to blame.

    Will Hedda fall for Coal’s charms good looks moody teen angst?

    Will Coal be able to maintain his grumpiness levels? hint: yes.

    Will Loki have to run forevermore to escape Coal’s wrath?

    Find out probably never!

    • Haha! That’s definitely a fun scenario to imagine! Though I imagine it’s just a lot of silence.

      • Yes. Lots of uncomfortable silence with the sounds of Loki’s laughter not too distant.

    • You, dear sir, are a genius.

  6. Poor Ibrahim. I’m guessing his father doesn’t much care for his scholarly pursuits.

    • He kind of cares! He’s just not impressed. XD

  7. Ah, that “discuss the future” line never bodes well… Good luck, Ibrahim! (And Happy Valentine’s Day, Sarah!)

    • Thank you! Yes, Ibrahim will need all the luck he can get.

      • I can see it now. A concerned parent, a too short “discussion,” and then his father’s final word on the matter:

        Ibrahim’s whiskers are to be shaved off.

        Yep! No plot here folks, that beard is just not coming in as fully as Ibrahim thinks it will and he looks silly.

        Then again, maybe that’s what prompts him to leave home and show up all the way in Scandinavia. Pursued north across a continent by his father: “Just shave it Ibrahim!” “You can probably get it in one quick stroke!” “It will come in fuller afterward!”

    • “Ibrahim, my son, just one word: plastics”

  8. Uh oh. I hope it’s not “the talk” about what will have to happen to his little brothers once he takes the throne.

    • Hahaha! No it’s not like that. In fact Ibrahim is a little brother himself. He’s the ninth son, so he’s got a lot of people ahead of him. XD

  9. I’m sensing daddy issuuuues~!

    Good luck, Ibrahim.

  10. Hmm, maybe the other kids were his half-siblings? That just occurred to me, but I might just be stereotyping horribly though…

    • Haha, no, you’re right! Ibrahim’s father is the caliph, so he has the prestige and money to take care of four wives and their children. Harun and Arezou are siblings from another wife.

  11. Ibrahim’s mother is drawn so pretty, but she looks so modern! Like a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills modern. Did women really wear their hair that short in this era? (I know absolutely nothing about medieval Spain or medieval Muslims )

    • I honestly have almost no idea. I only saw one drawing of what a woman might have looked like at that time and place, and at first Ibrahim’s mom’s design was much more similar to that. Too similar, actually, so I changed things like the color of the dress and jewelry. But I liked the hair, so I kept that. It might not be right, but it’s really hard finding information about it at all, and almost impossible to find images.

      • Iconoclasts, they’re a bitch.

        • Iconoclast? Only her hairdresser knows for sure.