"I don't find it so strange," Tarika said quietly, moving to place herself between the window and Reaper, blocking the sun. "Shapeshifters see a lot of this... you become attracted to the Shapeshifter in the first form you see them. In your case, it was Tani." She shrugged. "The other thing that may attract you to her is that she's an Elf... not entirely unlike yourself."
She turned to look out the window and squinted against the sun, mentally cursing her habit of finding reason in everything... even attraction. If Reaper was attracted to Tani, he damn well could be! Why did Tarika feel the need to find a reason for his attraction? It was one of the things she hated most about herself.