Dreya smiled. “I’ll go tell Treyn. She’s out with the workers.” She moved to a window, surveying her surroundings. Below her, elves of all ages worked to rebuild and restore the city of Norigoth.“You know,” Tamox said, “I still don’t know why they only let you use the Medallion on the palace.”“That was a joint decision.” Dreya said. “The people wanted a city they could take pride in, and part of that pride comes from knowing they rebuilt it. And, it takes a lot of energy to build something. This palace alone nearlyknocked me out.” She looked out over the city and felt a swell of pride herself. All around her, her people were proving they could overcome any obstacle.“Oh - could I get Kieral?” Cassy asked. Dreya raised an eyebrow.“What?”“She’ll want to see the baby. After all, she is the submother.” Cassy explained. “It’ll be quick. Just send meto her, I’ll explain, and then you’ll bring us back.”“Fine.” Dreya agreed, and Cassy vanished with a
.Tamox winced. “Any way of making that quieter?”“I’ve been talking with Melane, trying to find out if any of the books from the library have advice, but Idon’t think that she’s had any luck.” Dreya had retrieved the Norigoth library and destroyed Kespa’s fortress shortlyafter Anshi’s death, and Melane had only now just gotten it organized. “I’m stuck with the boom. Oh - Cassy wants back.”Saela, Tamox, and Saffron covered their ears. There was another
, and Cassy and Kieral were in theroom. The noise, unfortunately, set baby Anshi to crying.
Oh, she’s beautiful!
May I hold her?
“Be my guest.” Saela said, and she handed the girl to Kieral.“Will I be Aunt Dreya to this one too?” Dreya asked.“If it’s not too much trouble.” Tamox said. “You can practice for when you have your own.”Dreya punched him in the arm.“Ow!” he cried. “I was only joking!”“Well, don’t joke about that, it’s- oh,
Aora’s going to try another of her devices!”Tamox and Dreya rushed to the window.“There!” Dreya said, pointing.