Love is beautiful and graceful, but intimidates others with her intellect. She’s not an airhead, nor does she lack common sense; home girl is literally the whole package. Brains, beauty, and even brawn–she picks up Cross’ training exercises quickly, even going as far as to give pointers to Sparkle. The two of them are best friends, always have been, and Sparkle is the only female member of the tribe who speaks to her.
Her feelings for Rush are kind of like his feelings for Dream–they began at a young age, so it’s hard to let go even when it looks like it will never happen. That’s not to say that Rush hasn’t gotten over his feelings for Dream; nowadays he’s more concerned with reaching out to his soul mate, so things are just awkward and strained between them.
She certainly plays a key role in the Poseidean drama; she gets a first-hand look at how being pitted between Punish and Rush weighs on Cross.
Originally, these twins were created to be part of a tragic and heart-breaking battle, pitted against one another by the chief that was and the chief that could have been. As I work on their characters, molding them and this story around them, I find there’s no way to avoid a sad story or an unhappy ending. Not everyone in TCoLD gets what they want or need, and not every villain will receive their just desserts.
Freeze doesn’t feel an attachment to anyone except his tribe and his dog, Doloris. He protects the Northern Piikáni with pride and vigilance, and will even travel to the Southern Piikáni to lend aid. He has a fear of heights and spiders, and enjoys watching anime.
Dash was looking out for Bash even before either of them discovered their abilities. Their mother was unable to care for them for most of their childhood due to chronic illness, so Dash did her best to fill in while their father looked after their mom.
It may be time to call it quits…
Shade and Dream’s relationship is my favorite among all the members of Wave Three. Neither of them is particularly goofy or silly, but they have the best comedic timing with those closest to them, especially each other. They were close even before Dream discovered her telepathy, and they’ve only grown closer over time.
Bash was recruited to the tribe when she was eleven; Dash had been a member for a few years when she came home one day from scouting the border and saw the potential in her baby sister’s soul. She brought Bash to Chief Hex, who awakened her spirit and took her under her wing.
Kill and Hex, like most couples who grew up on the reservation, met when they were very young–however, neither one expressed any romantic interest in the other until their final year at the colonial secondary school, making them high school sweethearts. The two were already an established couple by the time they were awakened as demons.