Post AWE. "She looks up at the stars and remembers another night on a beach miles and months from here. Finds Aquila following Cygnus. Cassiopeia on her throne where down is definitely not up. S...
- "the resonate heartbeat." Resonant? Resonating?
"Longboat" is one word.
"That compass of his presses into her hip; it has remained unopened for months." Hm... a double meaning perhaps? And the flash of green in Jack's eyes.
I'm not sure exactly what's happening near the end -- is Jack standing there with her when she's waiting to meet Will? A reread suggests it's only the boy. -- but it's been a reflective ride.
Author's responseJack is standing there with her - at least, that was my intention.
Looking at it again I suppose you could see him as being in her thoughts rather than a physical presence.