Elsanine smiled. “In the Veil there is a concept similar to the earthly notion of ‘soulmates’. Here it is called aeternus, which has a meaning of ‘eternal and everlasting’. We take a vow for life, which is far more binding than that of earthly marriage vows.”
Natalie grimaced. “Yeah, I know how easily those can be broken,” she muttered. Then she looked over at Gunther and Valois. Gunther was still curled up in the same position, but his head was now resting back against Valois’s shoulder. The expression of peace and contentment on his face made Natalie’s heart ache.
“God,” she whispered. “He looks like the stars have been handed to him on a plate.”
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