Since my visit with my father I have been reflecting on both of my parents, and their history together. They have a very sweet love story that I feel I should relate.
Stormspire, as I have described before, is an economic powerhouse driven by technowizardry. While it is filled with races, D-bees and monster races of all sources, the number of Trimadores is less than 200. This, I understand, is the largest gathering of Trimadores on Rifts Earth.
Since Trimadores are born with an innate capacity for working with and repairing machines most are fixers or technowizards. Norlig, my father, is skilled Elemental Fusionist, controlling the elements of air and fire, and Ligno, my mother, is a powerful mind melter! Needless to say, neither fit in with the Trimadore community.
This brings me to how they met.
There were battles with the “Magic KIngdom”, and in Stormspire all citizens, male and female, are required to do their service time. It turned out that they were in the same general training group, but of course with different disciplines they would only be together when the entire outfit gathered. One day the group of psionicists came in late from maneuvers, still with their coats on and dripping water everywhere, and the general angrily ordered them to take their coats off. They all did, barring one.
My father’s female friend went over to chat to them later, and then came back and said triumphantly: ‘Seven o’clock. Saturday night. In the square. You’re going on a date!’ My father, a bit nonplussed, said, ‘OK, but which one did you ask?’
‘The one who didn’t take her coat off, of course,’ she replied.
My father and mother are still non-conformists- I hope I am making them proud.
Author note- I will be adding a video that relates to most logs. This one is from the touching movie, Love Story.