Clyde and Mab on Marriage


Clyde–  He’s not even trying with the pictures any more.

Mab–  At least one of them is a vampire.

Clyde– So, we’re really going to do this?

Mab–  He locked us in a room, so we don’t have a choice.

Clyde–  This is kind of private.  Is he wincing as he writes this?

Mab–  Somebody has issues.

Clyde–  Let’s get this over with.  In War of Nytefall: Anarchy . . . He really made me say the whole title.  Fine.  Mab and I are revealed as married with the level of celebration one would expect from the mail being delivery as expected.

Mab–  We understand why.  We also know that we weren’t that easy to work with on this because we were rather bland about it in his head.  There were notes about it being a bigger deal at one point, but it didn’t fit our personalities.  I mean, you’d think he never met us when he wrote those.

Clyde–  I know.  Regardless of what we are now, we were thieves at the start.  That means we don’t want a lot of attention.  So, a simple ceremony between books seemed like the best way to do it.

Mab–  To be honest, it doesn’t feel like anything has really changed.  Not between us anyway.  Your average Dawn Fang who knows about it will treat me with a different level of manners.  I’d say more respect, but that was never an issue.  It’s more that they act like they’re talking to a Queen instead of their ruler’s partner.  So, the title definitely has some advantages.

Clyde–  I don’t get that, but I will admit it is nice to say wife and not have to explain the partner or girlfriend thing.  Everyone was wondering when I’d make her my bride as if I could order that to help.  Just figured it was time to step to the next level.  We discussed it . . . put it off for a year and then did it.

Mab–  I don’t even remember who started the discussion.

Clyde–  It was Chastity.

Mab–  I meant between us.

Clyde–  Think it was me asking you about it because I was tired of Chastity bringing it up.

Mab–  Nothing says matrimonial bliss like getting hitched to shut a friend up.

Clyde–  We aren’t doing very well with this.

Mab–  Well, it’s nobody’s business really. Why do people get so invested in the marriages of fictional characters?  He didn’t show people getting married in his previous series.  Does this guy not know how to write a wedding scene?

Clyde–  He wouldn’t be the first fantasy author who screwed up a wedding scene.  Best for him to not touch it if he’s unsure of himself.

Mab–  Seriously, I don’t think our marriage scene would have given the books anything.  If done at the end of Savagery, it would have been awkward since the book was about Alastyre coming in to nearly destroy us.  I was still recovering from the torture at the end of that, so not the time to put me in a dress.

Clyde–  You didn’t wear a dress.

Mab–  Nobody would have known that if you hadn’t said anything.  Let them imagine it.

Clyde–  True.  Putting the wedding at the start of Anarchy would have been clunky since part of the story is our union being solidified for a while.  Can’t do it in the prologue and then jump ahead a few years.  So, there really wasn’t anywhere to put this thing, which means we simply act like ourselves, but married.

Mab–  Definitely makes us seem stable.

Clyde–  We’ll end on that silver lining.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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9 Responses to Clyde and Mab on Marriage

  1. Thanks to Clyde and Mab for explaining it all so well 😂


  2. L. Marie says:

    The Munsters photo was the perfect image for this post. 😅 I’m old enough to remember that show!

    “Why do people get so invested in the marriages of fictional characters?: Good question, Mab. I can’t help thinking of a lot of shows, movies, and books where that question was highly debated. I especially think of two old TV shows: Moonlighting, starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd, and Cheers (the Sam-Diane romance) where the will-they-won’t they quotient was very high. People were so invested in these relationships, whether they married or not. I also think of Friends and the Ross and Rachel romance (and of course later the Emily one).


    • Thanks. I remember seeing the show when I was a kid. For some reason, I still think I saw it in color, but I doubt my memories on that one.

      I think some shows/companies/authors push various ‘shipping possibilities to help get attention. It creates camps within the fandom with each side invested in seeing if they’re right. The problem is that you can lose fans if they get too into their prediction and it’s the wrong one. Definitely a double-edged sword.


  3. This is excellent, Charles, and explains a lot about no big deal on the wedding.


  4. It makes perfect sense that they’d handle it like this.


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