Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday Gems - Nicholas' Shield Ring

Today's custom jewelry piece with Gemvara is for Nicholas, one of the heroes from Fangs and Lullabies. The white gold ring is shaped as a shield, with an emerald set in the center.

When Andrew gives the ring to Nicholas one Christmas night, after a 10-year old Jacob is tucked in bed and dreaming of Santa, he claims that their little boy chose the ring for Nicholas 'so that it'll protect him when he fights demons,' and also 'because the green stone looks like his eyes'. Nicholas grows quite fond of the ring as it feels like a reminder, right there on his finger, that he's Jacob's father, too. Years later, however, when Jacob is older, Nicholas mentions how he always liked the design Jacob picked, only to have Jacob give him a confused look. He had no hand in choosing it, he says, and remembers quite clearly that Andrew showed it to him, already in a jewelry box, and asked if he thought Nicholas would like it. Nicholas isn't exactly surprised - it's just like Andrew to hide behind Jacob rather than show his feelings so plainly. He never tells Andrew that he knows the truth, but he still smiles to himself whenever he looks at the ring.

2 comments:

  1. This was one of my absolutely favorite series. Unfortunately I never got to read One Last Lullaby, and can't seem to find a way to do so. Is it still available anywhere?

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    1. It's being re-edited at the moment, I hope to have it available by the end of the summer. Sorry for the delay!

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