>>Still, I find it distressing that not only did Freyja's buttons get
>>pushed to the point where she wound up killing Clef, but I wonder if
>>anyone's ever pointed out to her that AKIO is part svartelf himself?
>You know what, there are a number of people who are
>mildly-to-moderately curious about that...
I've been wondering at that myself, and I think we spot a little glimpse of what's up in this piece. Specifically, when Baldur stopped her charge, her initial reaction was...where is it...ah: "shock and incomprehension". Very interesting indeed.
I'm personally of the opinion that Freyja's trauma in the past left a much more exploitable hole in her psyche than anyone, her own brother included, would have ever conceived of. Akio, as we are already well aware, is quite adept at exploiting that kind of damage.
"If at first you don't succeed, bull-
riding is not for you."