Brenna gets interviewed by the police again, in The Soul Blade Chapter 11. The commentary catch up is complete!
Brenna is having the worst day of her life. Her emotions are changing every minute. Her crush has arrived in his wonderful uniform asking her about her attacker, and Brenna is trying to remain focused. On top of that, Matt's giving her a very mild scolding about calling him instead of 911. Dr. Womack may have a point.
Brenna's thinking comes out here. Her reasoning is essentially mine as I try to figure out why she knows that Tricia attacked her in relation to the dead body she found back in Chapter 3. I hope the reasoning is sound. Brenna pales next to her sister, but Grace never had to deal with a constant distraction because of hot classmates. Brenna is as smart, The reasoning is sound based on what Brenna knows. That is a key issue to remember when writing - the main character does not have the information that the author does. Her knowledge does have Detective McCoy wondering how she knows what's happening. Brenna Halliday, prime suspect.
The bit with Kirk was a background gag. Since I "borrowed" the name, why not "borrow" some character bits? McCoy turned out to be the lead detective on the case. Kirk does get a few lines, but his role is more or less to do interesting things in the background. McCoy does want to discover how Brenna knows what's going on and how she knew where to find the body.
Tricia gets a scene that I later regretted adding. When there's a villain who is genre savvy, it makes setting up clues far more difficult. Tricia knows what she's doing. Being genre savvy, Tricia also knows when it's time to pack up and leave. The ashen man, who now has a tag to refer him by, can at least let Tricia know who she's up against. He knows the one weakness; once you know who the Bladekeeper is, it's easy to avoid her. After all, Bladekeepers deal with ghosts, not murderous mages making deals with devils. Kill the Bladekeeper and another steps into her legacy, and now there's no easy way to find her. Keep her alive and avoid her, she's not really a problem, being just one woman.
Of course, the above means that the Bladekeeper would be very busy. One Chosen One against a near-infinite number of restless ghosts doesn't sound very balanced, even given Brenna's approach to dealing with them. A sequel idea I had for Brenna's story would have her get invited to a site in Europe along with a number of other women with mystical abilities. While the Soul Blade runs in Brenna's family, but the other women also have their own legacies. A gathering of Chosen Ones. There will be an ulterior motive to the gathering, naturally.
Tomorrow, a confession and a first date in The Soul Blade Chapter 12.
Also tomorrow, over at Psycho Drive-In, Young Frankenstein.
Saturday, over at The Seventh Sanctum, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.