|Letter from Shani|
A letter scented with herbs, written in Shani's sprawling erratic hand.
|αντικείμενο της αποστολής|
|Shani via Νταντέλιον|
- Γκέραλτ !
- I spoke with Νταντέλιον and learned your whereabouts from him. I thought it a good idea to send him to you, as it will keep him out of earshot of the local gossips. I also wanted him to deliver this letter and maybe take care of you a bit. I am really concerned about you and think someone should be by your side... Νταντέλιον was always a loyal friend.
- Before you read on, sit down, for something terrible has happened. Alvin has disappeared. I am convinced his magical talents are responsible. He may be near a river or lake, since when he lived with me he used to sneak out to the Dike. Please find him, wherever he is! I know you have grown to like the boy as much as I have. In truth, the three of us are almost a family and I know that when things settle down, you too will come to terms with... your feelings. You would make a fine father for Alvin. Have I mentioned that I worry about you? It's because I you love, and I believe you me just as much and that all will end happily. There, I've said it, though I didn't want to get sentimental — I know you don't like that. What else can I write? Come home as soon as you can, my boys.
Hmmm ... a reply is probably in order.