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Keefe and Tam, Kam, or Teefe is the friendship/romantic pairing of Keefe Sencen and Tam Song.

The two first meet in Neverseen, and started off as rivals. Tam demanded to take a shadowvapor-reading of everyone, and of the five, Keefe was the only one to refuse. Tam says that "the only people who refuse readings are those with darkness to hide" to this, and it escalates from there, up until page 151 of Nightfall. As of Legacy, they appear to tolerate each other well.

This doesn't mean that their rivalry is over, but their hateful passion seems to be decreasing and is possibly being replaced by friendship.

Tam's Shadowflux and Keefe's Reset.jpg

Pairing Names[]

  • Kam (K/eefe and T/am)
  • Teefe (T/am and K/eefe)
  • Songsen/Sensong (Song and Sen/cen)
  • Tafe (Ta/m and Kee/fe)
  • Hunkybangs (Lord /Hunkyhair and Bangs/ Boy)
  • Shady McHunkyhair (Hunkyhair and Shady Mc/Silverbangs)
  • Samsung (No one knows. Possibly because it sounds like Sensong)


Book 4: Neverseen[]

  • "The only boy who didn't look impressed was Keefe—but that was probably because he was too busy glaring at Tam."
  • After meeting him, Keefe made a spot-on impression of Tam with his mimicking.
  • When Keefe questions the mental conversation Sophie and Tam are having about him, Tam makes a jab on the amount of time he takes to style his hair.

Book 5: Lodestar[]

  • Sophie thinks that neither Keefe nor Tam realizes how much they have in common, and if they'd get over themselves, they'd probably be "best friends".

Book 6: Nightfall[]

  • When Keefe and Sophie are holding hands, it says Tam was 'glaring through his silver-tipped bangs.'
  • When Biana tells Keefe and Tam that they are the worst, Keefe says "We try," showing a growth in friendship.
  • Both Keefe and Tam snicker at Dex while he is holding Sophie's hand.
  • When Fitz points out that Keefe joined the enemy, Tam comforts him by disagreeing with Keefe’s statements of calling himself worthless. He continues by explaining how having a family like Keefe's (a mentally/verbally abusive one) messes with your head, as he would know, as he’s been in the same situation before.
  • Tam tells Keefe that if he doesn't run off and join the Neverseen again, the two of them are cool. After this, the side of Keefe's mouth twists up, showing his surprise and amusement as he nods.

Book 7: Flashback[]

  • Keefe thanks Tam for helping Sophie and Fitz.
  • Keefe stays over at Tam and Linh's suite to find his hidden memories.
  • While staying with Tam and Linh, Keefe tells Sophie he'll have Tam try to do the "shadowvapor-veil-lifting-thing" to see if it would brighten up some of the darker spots of his memory. Though, he admits that he'll most likely want to punch him in his bangs after about thirty seconds.
  • At the end of Flashback, Keefe tries to convince Tam not to go over to the Neverseen and genuinely seems concerned for Tam. '"Please tell me you're not actually considering this," Keefe begged. "Don't do it," Keefe pleaded.' (Since Keefe has been in the same situation before.)

Book 8: Legacy[]

  • Tam pleads with Sophie to hide Keefe because Lady Gisela told Tam to murder Keefe.
  • Keefe calls Tam “Tammy Boy.”
  • Tam is described as looking "heartbroken" upon locking eyes with Keefe and telling him that he has to stay away from him.
  • Tam is near tears because of what he has to do to Keefe.
  • Keefe gets Tam to smile by saying he'll always make fun of his bangs.
  • Keefe tells Tam that he doesn't blame him.
  • Tam attacks Lady Gisela, saying, "This one's for you, Keefe."
  • Tam picks up Keefe because he is in a coma-like sleep, and swings him over his shoulder.
  • In Tam’s short story he says, “Please don’t let Keefe be there.”, indicating that he cares for Keefe and doesn't want him to get hurt.

Book 8.5: Unlocked[]

  • Keefe is happy that Tam is back home.
  • He praises Tam, saying the shade can be seriously powerful when he wants to be.
  • Keefe denies that they are rivals, teasing Tam in the process.
  • Keefe seems like he hates Glimmer a lot, which could mean that he is jealous (although this is a guess).


  • Both have abusive parents.
  • Both are insecure.
  • Both are incredibly rebellious.
  • Both have iconic hair.
  • Both are snarky.
  • Both have family issues.
  • Both are elves.
  • Both are male.
  • Both have trained/are training with weapons.
  • Both are described as extremely handsome, like all elves.
  • Both are part of the Black Swan.
  • Both enjoy making fun of the situations others are in.
  • Both are very talented.
  • Both have been to Exillium at one point.
  • Both are friends with Sophie Foster.
  • Both go to Foxfire.
  • Both dislike/hate their parents.
  • Both like to pull pranks.
  • Both have been/are with the Neverseen.
  • They both, to quote Keefe, are "Troublemakers with Daddy issues."
  • Both have fathers who support the Council and both their parents are/were part of the Nobility.
  • Both had a chance to leave the Neverseen, but didn't until later.
  • Both are incredibly intelligent, brave, perceptive, compassionate, and loyal.



'...I thought the fact that my mom had built something she called my 'legacy' meant that I was valuable enough to the Neverseen that they'd bring me in on all their plans and I could find a way to stop them. But it turns out I'm worthless.'

'No you're not.'

Surprisingly, the words came from Tam.

'Having a family like yours messes with your head,' he added, tugging at his bangs over his eyes. 'I know how that goes. You still made a bad call--or lots of bad calls, actually. But...if you don't do it again, we're cool.'

Main Character Ships

Pairings with Sophie Elizabeth Foster

BianaLinh and BianaLinhDexFitzTamKeefe and FitzJensiKeefeMarellaValin

Pairings with Fitzroy Avery Vacker (a.k.a. Fitz)

DexKeefeLinhSophieMarellaKeefe and SophieDex and KeefeTam

Pairings with Biana Amberly Vacker

SophieDexTamMarellaJensiKeefeLinhLinh and SophieLinh and Marella

Pairings with Dexter Alvin Dizznee (a.k.a Dex)

SophieBianaTamKeefeLinhFitzMarellaStinaFitz and Keefe

Pairings with Marella Adene Redek

SophieTamBianaKeefeLinhDexFitzStinaLinh and Biana

Pairings with Keefe Sencen

SophieTamMarellaDexBianaFitzLinhSophie and FitzDex and Fitz

Pairings with Tam Dai Song


Pairings with Linh Hai Song

SophieMarellaDexBianaFitzSophie and BianaKeefeBiana and Marella

Side Character Ships

Pairings with elves

Alden and AlinaAlden and DellaBrant and JolieElwin and PhysicGrady and EdalineCassius and GiselaOralie and KenricQuinlin and PhysicTiergan and PrenticeDella and AlinaDella and LivvyTiergan and PrenticeForkle and Tiergan

Pairings With Other Species

Bo and RoCad and RoLur and MityaSandor and GrizelSilveny and Greyfell