DelilahK wrote:I'm not sure. Marie's blood isn't the same as vampire blood. So she may keep that ability, which would be why Marie gave it to her - to make things even between vamps and ghouls. But guess will have to wait till August 30th to find out.
Okay, let me preface this by saying I'm not trying to start anything here, just throwing out my 2-cent opinion...
Marie "gave" Cat this power to use it to find Apollyon to take care of Marie's problems for her, and set Marie up as the head of the ghoul nation. It was very self-motivated. I see Marie as being too ruthless to just give up a power, especially one that would balance the power between vamps and ghouls. She is a ghoul and wouldn't give up an advantage to just even things up. She gave it to Cat because it furthered her means, although I do think she has a soft spot for Cat, but not one that would override her own ambitions. Obviously, Marie is very much an "end justifies the means" sort of person. I'm sure she's waiting to see if Cat loses the ability over time. Cat did admit to her that was what happened, so Marie may have felt it was worth the risk.
I don't know why Cat would continue to have a power she absorbed from a ghoul any more than power she got from vamps. Perhaps the biggest lesson here is learning to control and use it, and I think some of that came from Cat's nature. She's always been tuned into the ghosts more than the other vampires that tend to just ignore them.
I think book 6 could get very interesting!