Chapter Eleven: §4

January 26 – 1027 YD
Gesula, Lenyol

Mellena woke to the terrible sound of Mitchas’ heart breaking.
__‘Dada?’ she spoke feebly, her fingernails denting the soft pine of Kengar’s front door.
__Mitchas sobbed at her voice, pressing his palms to his eyes.
__Mellena sank to his side. ‘No, no.’ She held her father fast by the shoulder. ‘It can’t be. It’s alright?’

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Chapter Ten: §3

January – 1027 YD
Lirna, Lenyol

January began to wane, and the heat of summer continued unrelenting. There had been no fires since those of Archoak forest three months previous, yet the threat crouched in the air, prowling each time the wind flew from the north.

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