She could never give herself to any one or anything with the same vigor as Val.
Val went down grumbling and wondering what sort of a girl was his sister.
I've been laying down the law to Val, Belle; we must not be present at the funeral.
"We were fools," they said in chorus, as Val entered, his eyes red from weeping.
Val, (continued he) you must go with us, to secure me against the Jealousy of my Wife.
Then she looked away and Val turned to Rockford and said, "I'm ready when you are, sir."
There was surprise on Val's face, and something like pain quickly masked.
Val came out of his cabin and the two spoke to each other in greeting.
Once you were going to marry Val and live on Jardeen, weren't you?
Then Lyla set a new precedent by marrying Val that very day.