*Not the usual salty language warning – kind of a calmer Dawnglory for the moment. *
I know that I must be the happiest man on Azeroth now and the most relieved. To have one’s family brought back to you alive and well seems very miraculous. It truly has shaken me to my core and there are times that I can’t believe that they are back. All those months of searching and all those days and nights of mourning my loss, which, was something that I had to do because I was never sure that they would be found alive.
I was shocked silly when Zippie told me that they had been found and I will have to admit that I fucking fainted. Yeah, big strong warrior hit the floor like a brick. When I came out of my stupor, I had to hear the news again to be sure that I hadn’t just dreamed it. At least I knew that they were safe in Silvermoon and that I would be able to see them soon. Naturally, being somewhat addle-pated at that point, I was going to take the Zep to UnderCity and the portal to Silvermoon – silly me. Sometimes I amaze myself at how stupid I can be when I forget that I know a handful of mages that can port me there easily enough. I even know a few of the darker magic fellows that have transported me a few times to get to places in a hurry. Hey, you learn to utilize the people available to you and don’t let your prejudices get in the way.
I know that I was shocked and surprised at how my family looked when I finally got to Silvermoon City. I know that I should have realized that they were going to be a bit worse for wear, but I was shocked silly because I didn’t want to believe that they could have suffered the way that they did. You will always tend to hang onto the memory of how they looked the last time that you saw them, which is exactly what I did. Naturally, I had no idea what my son looked like because he hadn’t been born yet.
Poor Romy is so thin and looks a bit haggard at this point, however, I understand that she made sure that her children were cared for better than she would think of taking care of herself. I’m happy and proud that she was able to look after the group of people with her and that she was able to survive. I know that she is going to need a lot of rest and some very good care for a while before she will be able to resume her life as it was before she was out in the wilds that long. She is still a beautiful woman to me and will always be that way. Just to be able to see her and hold her in my arms again is a miracle that I will always cherish.
My children are happy and very healthy, thanks to their Mother’s care. I know that I was amazed by how much my little girl had grown and how beautiful she is. It was amazing to me that the voice I heard in my mind months ago was her voice to the letter, she sounds exactly that way. She’s grown quite a bit physically and has changed quite a bit from the carefree little girl that I knew, her world had changed, and she adapted. Romy and I will be talking about this a bit more when she is feeling up to it because the changes were such a dramatic shift that I don’t understand it. Let’s just say that she has powers that I never knew a Paladin could have and that is the path that the Light has chosen for her.
Oh, my son is quite the handful and is as stubborn and willful as his parents. I know that I was so happy to see him and to be able to hold him for the first time. He looks a lot like Romy, however, he does have my smile, hands and feet – the rest is pure Romy. He cried when I first held him because he’s never seen his Daddy and I was just some strange dude holding him – I guess I would cry too if I was that little and couldn’t understand things yet.
Romy is staying with her family for the time being and I am staying at the main house in Silvermoon that Fnor and I have always used. Of course, it’s an odd arrangement, I’ll admit, however, it is probably easier for the children to adjust with the people that have been taking care of them for now. Romy probably needs her family’s support at this point too because she has been through a lot and I know that she just needs to get some rest and some decent food in her. I’ll do whatever makes her happy and if this arrangement makes her happy, I’ll comply with it.