Surprised and shocked me.
And sacrificed himself for the good of all.
I didn't expect this out of this particular tertiary character. He's barely spoken to me in the years he has been part of the Kendrick series. Now he is looking at me and telling me, "I will be the anchor for them all."
I don't want to write this. I don't want to lose him. I don't want his bondmate to suffer this sacrifice. This was supposed to be a victory episode of the series.
But, the character, and the story, are insisting.