I'll be honest: I was expecting to dislike these two intensely at the onset of the race. Shame on me for judging the book by the cover. Not only have they run a good race so far, but they've also allowed themselves to moved by the places and things they've seen.
Yes, they wear weird make-up and clothes. Yes, Kynt is more than a little fey. Yes, Vyxsyn looks like she could break him in half. Who cares? They are obviously good people at heart, and THAT'S what counts most.
That said, I still want to choke Flo from TAR3 to death.