Gosh, what a wonderful review! Thank you, thank you so much. /blown away
You're very good at pacing your lines, delivering small character insights that stay within Marietta's viewpoint but tell us all we need to know.
Aaah, I'm so glad you think so! I'm always wondering how much of what I want to convey actually reaches the reader, and hearing this made me really happy.
I love the way this implies a future for them, not only in the sense of a first vow but of there being more to follow, and how Marietta, who started without hope, hardly able to bear looking at herself or anyone else, is now alive to beauty, even her own.