There is an ease between these two characters that makes Naomi almost superfluous.
There is so much good fan fiction about these two. Honestly.
It’s not self’s main ship, but the Amos/Holden fan fiction is mostly better than the Nolden fan fiction (Also, BTW, Naomi/Drummer fan fiction is pretty good)
pp. 144 – 145:
“So,” Amos said when Holden exited the town meeting that night. “How’d it go?”
“I must have done it right,” Holden replied. “Everyone’s pissed.”
They walked along the dusty street together in companionable silence for a while. Amos finally said, “Weird planet. Walking in open air at night with no moon is breaking my head.”
“I hear you. My brain keeps trying to find Orion and the Big Dipper. What’s weirder is that I keep finding them.”
“That ain’t them,” Amos said.
“Oh, I know. But it’s like my eyes are forcing those patterns on stars that aren’t really lined up the right way to make them.”
The scene continues. It’s such a charming conversation, not forced in any way. Love it.
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