I’m fond of giving so-called minor characters their due. They can be so neglected in fandom. Or they can shine. In Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox, we meet Tsumiko’s younger brother Akira Hajime (mostly through his texts). The fourteen-year-old is full of stories about a “boy who is a bird.” That would be his best friend, Suuzu Farroost.
Selfie by FoxOfTwilight
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Moments later, Akira passed along a snapshot of a boy wearing a high-collared school uniform. He had brown skin, a hooked nose, unruly black hair, and a faint smile. The boy might have passed for a typical exchange student if it weren’t for his eyes. A second picture followed, a selfie in which Akira grinned up at her while the Amaranthine leaned in from behind, his arms around her little brother’s shoulders—possessive, protective. The close-up confirmed the vibrant orange of his eyes and revealed clawed hands.
—Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1)
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If you’ve read the summary for Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal, the second book in the Amaranthine Saga, then you know that Akira and Suuzu will not only recur, they’ll have an even larger role to play. Won’t that be nice? ::twinkle::
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