Homecoming coverLetter XXazhar is Zhaim’s son, raised by his father. He is the top student and the student leader in his 10th year class at Tyndall, an elite boarding school for R’il’noids. He is not only highly intelligent, but a top athlete as well, captain of the school plasmaball team. (This is a goal-and-ball game played in free fall with ball lighting for the “ball.”)

His father has led him to believe that Roi is in fact Derik’s catamite, and that Derik enrolled him in the school as a practical joke. Xazhar is somewhat of a bully anyway, and he does his best to make life at Tyndall miserable for Roi.

Like his father, Xazhar has bronze skin and pale gray eyes veined with silver, but his hair is never seen in its normal shade. At the time he is at Tyndall, he is wearing it in an elaborate braided style, and the color is mahogany on top and coppery at the sides, with twin flares of gold running back from the corners of his forehead.

It’s disgusting, that’s what it is. Derik was a student here himself, for Jarn’s sake, and he’s on the Board! How could he consider a so-called joke like this? And the brat’s not even healthy – runs around in a mechanical float chair, no muscle at all, acts like it hardly has the strength to raise its arms.

If you’ve got power, use it – that’s what Dad says. I may not have my full powers yet, but I’ve sure got enough to stymie this crap. Physical education – what a joke. It can’t do anything, except maybe paddle around in the pool. Well, I doubt it’ll try that again, after the dunking we gave it. Would have drowned it, if the instructor had just stayed away a little longer. And then it fainted, the weakling, when they tried to get it back in the pool.

No, it won’t last the first half-year here. I’ll see to that.

I’m doing my A to Z blogs from my books, both characters and background information. For characters I’ll introduce them quickly, say what point of time they’re talking from since their situations change drastically through the books, and let them talk. The format of background information will vary according to what I’m talking about. Bold type indicates that more information has been or will be available in another A to Z post. All of these blogs will be scheduled to go live just after midnight Alaska time.

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