Everyone loses someone they care about, Snow. The real test of character is what you do once they’re gone.
For starters they think that this place is just a fairy tale. Like a legend, like we’re all just characters in a story.
A shy person will seek out someone strong to protect them. And a strong character’s often one who enjoys public life. Who thrives on it. And then, before you know it, the very person you’ve turned to in order to protect you is the very reason you are exposed.
A person’s true identity can often be difficult to discern. Even to themselves. Causing one to question their character, their calling, their very existence. For most, time provides clarity. But for others, these questions remain unanswered. For an identity cannot be fully defined when it’s a guarded secret.