I like Steris too. It looks to me like her and Marasi are both potential kidnapping targets.
Is there something odd about me because I love Steris as a character? She's nuts, but I find her very entertaining to read about. A part of me is kind of hoping that somehow, Wax's marriage to her does go through.
She's just so hardworking when it comes to her responsibilities, and so far they don't seem to have given her any joy. I would feel bad for her if she goes the whole book without getting to have any fun. Plus, I don't think Brandon has pulled a romantic interest switcheroo on us yet in any of his books. Let Marasi end up with Wayne, he seems like he could deal with her fangirling better than Wax.
“You are what you choose to be, Waxillium,” she said. “As for these people here, and choices made by House Yomen, I did not make these rules. Nor do I approve of them; many are inconvenient. But it is the society in which we live. Therefore, I make of myself something that can survive in this environment.”
I didn't notice the Wax and Wayne thing either...