"Alisa looked wistfully in the direction Leonidas had gone, wishing Jelena would approach him at some point. She felt certain that he would volunteer an arm as sturdy as a metal bar for gymnastics purposes."
(I'd credit the artist but I've been unable to track this pic to the original source. It's fan art for the Mass Effect game, but I thought it fit well here.)
I am enjoying this final installment of the series, but reading is bittersweet because it brings me closer to the end and it'll be OVER! I can see this series becoming one of my comfort re-reads, characters that start to feel like friends.
There's action here, but this one also brings us closer to some real heart, with the relationship between Alisa, Leonidas, and Jelena.