"Oh, I know. I was made to be an Iver, but it really is hard to be excited when my fiance is so touchy about everything. Suddenly, because I'm engaged, I'm not longer allowed to feel this root connection to Nathan. It isn't my fault. Gavin has to deal with it for now, and in time, that root connection will be to him. But not if he's going to act like a prat about everything."
She flicked up her chin.
"You Ivers are all so emotional and dramatic; you like to pretend that you're cool and calm and suave, like a cobra waiting for the prey to stand on its neck before striking. But in reality, you all have your little temper tantrums and stomp your feet when you don't get your own way. Gavin wants me to be utterly obsessed with him...how am I supposed to be? The first time we met he degraded me for not being Hera, the next time he only had intention to bed me and take me as a mistress, the time after he suddenly proposed to me when he realised I was an heiress, and from that he now expects me to be besotted? Fuck right off. He hasn't even taken me out to dinner or out on a date. I don't know him and he wants me to please him effortlessly."
She grit her teeth, looking away.
"You're not like the other Ivers." She said suddenly, looking to Tarquin. "Your problems are simple if not boring, and yet I've likely learnt more about your character than his."