- Aug 19, 2004
Now I see what you meant about Anney abandoning Marissa to her fate and how my view of her rational actions might change. It's true that this is fairly high up the cruelty standard, but I prefer to blame either Marissa (for allowing herself to be pressured into eating the poison fruit) or Circe (for being a bat-sh*t crazy lady with poorly developed morals), rather than Anney. Knowing that Circe is crazy and supernatural, it still seems like a pretty good idea to run away from her.
I wonder: is your story developing in clear chronological order, or are there flashbacks and flash forwards? I'm wondering if Selena Eryx is really Circe's sister, reincarnated in the shell-formerly-known-as-Marissa.
Marissa didn't exactly have a choice, and her willpower was weakened by the magical aura of the island (something implied, but not explicitly stated). Blaming Circe seems fair enough though.
The story has been out of chronological order since the beginning. The first two updates are chronologically the last, as of yet. Here's a badly drawn timeline which might help a little.