Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea


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Salt to the Sea: 56. Florian Summary & Analysis

Florian had followed behind Joana and the group secretly. When the planes fired down at the ice he ran to save her, and Klaus, in turn, ran to save him. Back on land, Joana begins to cry. Florian is unsure what to do, but Emilia lifts his arms and places them comfortingly around the weeping nurse.
Florian cares about Joana, but hasn’t fully admitted it to himself. Emilia can tell how much Florian likes Joana, but she can also tell that he is conflicted, so she takes it upon herself to bring the two closer together. 
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