F is for Fate
I love the thought of fate. I based my coming series of dragon shifters on it. A Dragon's Fated Heart series. Stealing Hope (book 1) is due out in August 2015.
Not everything depends on fate. There is still freewill.
In mythology the goddesses were always having trouble with people and other gods/goddesses trying to change fate. One string cut in the wrong spot or a string put back together that should have been cut changes the fabric of reality.
So, fate can be fluid. Perhaps just certain actions are preordained. The minutiae of daily life may not change the person you are fated to be with.
In the case of my dragon shifters, fate kicks in when their mate is ready. No lusting over someone too young or not ready. Here's a short excerpt to explain:
Stealing Hope excerpt:
Ari and his siblings looked at each other and nodded. On occasion he and Crag had snuck out and closer to the surface, curious. But in the past few centuries nothing had called to them, nothing as exciting as the lure of gold to add to their stashes, as fun as digging raw gems from the earth. Now Ari could feel an insistent pull towards the north. Crag was sneaking similar peeks in that direction. Together they would explore like they had as hatchlings.
“You all feel a pull.” They nodded at their dam’s words. “This happens when your mate is born. Follow the directions where your heart pulls you. They might have years to go to be ready for you, so acquaint yourselves with the world around you.” She proudly gazed at them.
“Be cautious. Be careful. Your mates will need you strong and brave in this world. You must fit in to survive.” They nodded, taking his words to heart. Their sire cast a look, THE look in Ari and Crag’s direction. “You two. Behave.” Ari and Crag’s eyes whirled in amusement as their dam shook her head.
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