"In the hall please, I do not want to wake Mari." The former queen stood, giving her sleeping daughter a soft look before stepping out into the hall where the man was waiting. "How can I help you?"
"There was a letter, Miss. It was delivered through the portal moments ago," the nervous man looked nervous to be speaking to her. "I was told it is urgent and that it does not contain positive news."
The vampiress Runelord frowned and stuck out her hand for the letter which was promptly placed in her palm. The man bowed to her and scurried off down the hall and away from the moody woman.
Once she watched the man disappear down the hall with a smirk, she stepped back into the room and found a seat at the desk in the far corner near the bed that was rarely used. Frowning at the golden wax and the simple C that was pressed into it, her delicate fingers broke the seal and opened the letter, leaning back to read.
"Interesting development..." the murmured words held a hint of humor behind them. In a movement that demonstrated her unnatural speed a pen and paper was pulled from a drawer and Sylista started to pen her response. She would write through the night, walking away to attend to various duties as summoned.My dear sister,
It has been a time since you and I have exchanged words and I would like to reach out to ensure you are well. I worry about you, Sylista. I always have.
I hate to bring up previous conversations, however, you were correct. I needed to forgive myself for your childhood (and likely still have work to do). Please accept my sincerest apologies for my ignorance and unacceptable behaviour. You deserve the happiest memories, the happiest life, and freedom from all things that haunt you.
While my apology was a priority, it is not the purpose of this letter. I must inform you that, despite my best attempts to steer Luna from her god, it has come to my attention that she has orders to destroy Haru on site. His decision to change Alik into a creature much like himself has created a situation that I feared would happen when I found out about Haru and his nature.
I have attempted to convince her to return to Mystaria with me and spend some time there, where her god cannot reach her, so we can try and find a solution. I do not think she is entirely amenable to the idea or even with my involvement. I love her, Sylista. More than I have loved anything in my entire life! Despite the intensity of my feelings, I am not afraid to end her life if it means protecting my family. Haru is my nephew by your adoption, I cannot allow harm to come to him (though, I will admit his partner leaves much to be desired). I truly believe that I can save them both if I return with her to the place of our birth.
I heard Cael has recently died and you were in some manner of communication with him. The Flameweaver in your blood is thicker than I ever expected. I had hoped that you would be free of such a burden or life.
Forever loyal to the House Val Orden and Your Royal Highness,