Written in very cursive script denoting the maturity and education of the author
I’m sitting here this morning with a nice hot cup of coffee, a few cigarettes at my disposal and enjoying the afterglow of being reunited with my wife at long last in Nagrand. Ah yes, we’ve been trying to slip away for the last couple of months, however, my family and the business has been making it rather difficult for us to find the time to do just that. I know that I keep making myself promises that we won’t keep staying apart this long and that we will be together more often and it seems like life just has a nasty way of putting roadblocks in our paths as well as our responsibilities.
Oh, sure, Amyn is not too happy that I am still smoking, however, I told her that it was either smoking or drinking and the drinking thing made me do stupid stuff, which she laughed at that one and reminded me that there are times that we’ve both had too much to drink together. At least I am not smoking the cigarettes that used to drive her almost insane and those were the ones that I still occasionally smoke when I’m alone in Silvermoon – the fel-laced ones that just seem to mellow everything out and take the edge off your emotions. Of course, I know I have to be extremely careful with those because there was a time that I was almost addicted to them, back when I lived alone in Dalaran.
I really am happy that we built the house here at the little lake in Nagrand. It’s secluded enough that it’s not noticed too often by people as they fly through the area on their mounts and it is big enough to where we can accommodate the family without any trouble at all as well as a few guests. The exterior blends in with the surroundings, however, the interior is definitely all Blood Elf and Night Elf for comfort and the decor blends together quite nicely. I do miss the great room we had in Dalaran with the fireplace and mantle that were carved so intricately that you could almost forget that you were not sitting in some palace in Silvermoon. I miss a lot of the things about the house in Dalaran, however, the chances of some government coming in and overthrowing this area are pretty slim, I’d warrant.
I have to laugh because the master suite is very much like the one in Dalaran, the bed is as big with the same kind of black velvet hangings, sheets and bedspread, however, I did notice that my lovely wife has had some of designs sewn into the canopy that are definitely Kaldorei in origin. I can’t say that I like the idea of Elune watching what goes on in that bed, she might blush or strike us both with a bolt of lightning.
I am happy that Amyn had Vashlan fix the water supplies so that we have the hot water similar to what we had in Dalaran. Nothing like a long hot soak in the tub that is big enough for two, black marble, silver amenities. It’s very luxurious, maybe more so than the one in Dalaran.
My study or office is right off the master bedroom just as it was in Dalaran with a balcony that overlooks the lake and the plains – it really is beautiful to be able to stand there and look up at the floating islands and at night, the stars are even more beautiful than they were in Dalaran. Amyn has her sitting room on the opposite side of the bedroom and I think it looks remarkably like the one she had made in Dalaran with the Kaldorei furnishings and she also has a small balcony that faces the lake too
So, yeah, I think that Amyn and I did a great job with the house and we didn’t care about the costs either because this is going to be a home for the family for years to come. I hope it is going to be for years to come, I’ve learned that nothing is truly forever, however, I hope that this house will be around for as long as we want it.
Everyone has their own rooms just like they did before with the exception of the youngsters, they are going to be staying in their suite of rooms together. I honestly thought that Amyn would have wanted them to be separated, however, she insisted that they share the area. Who am I to judge her decisions when it comes to the two youngest boys. Kal has his own room here and let’s just be honest, it’s big enough to accommodate him and Kae when they come to visit and, yes, I did think to add a little bit more space just in case they ever decide to have children. Vashlan already likes his room and has great plans for putting in more bookcases, however, we’ll see how things work out.
Yes, Vashlan is the only one of the family members that has seen the house since it has been finished and we’ve started planning on being here more often as a family group. He’s installed the wards and has everything pretty much in shape for us, so, I’m happy and contented with that.
I can’t begin to tell you how happy I was to finally be able to escape from Silvermoon once Zippie got back from her adventurers. Oh yeah, she definitely needed to get away for a while, however, I think that I almost gave the poor thing a stroke when she got back. I’m not too keen on paperwork to start with, however, I am great at having organized stacks of paper – you know, current contracts, new and approved contracts and then the ultimate, collections and contracts that I have turned down. I know exactly where everything is and I don’t see the need nor have the desire to file that stuff. So, let’s just say that she is going to be filing papers for a while and I did tell her to draft someone or even hire someone to help her in the office.
The business here in Shattrath is just booming. It seems that there are quite a few people down here that need what we have to offer and they want the services that we can render. I will admit that I was really surprised at how fast things come in, the employees that we have here are definitely go-getters and they want to make sure that they meet the contract dates even more so than the group in Silvermoon. With all of the people that came here from Dalaran, I suppose there weren’t that many jobs around for them to do and Morningstar Enterprises has filled part of that gap. Amyn always laughs when we meet at the warehouse because we still have to be careful how we act there because of the employees, you never know if someone will try to turn us in for being traitors to our political factions, you just never know. One of these days, I hope, that there will come a time that we can just be ourselves and not have to worry about things concerning factions. Wouldn’t that be grand, to have peace in Azeroth.
Agatha has her youngest sister staying with her in Silvermoon for the time being. Guess the kid wanted to see the big city and she also wanted me to try to talk Agatha and her parents into her becoming a Ranger. I have no problem in putting in a good word concerning the Rangers, it was a great way for me to make a living for quite a few years. This is the first time in all the years that Agatha has been with me that she has brought any of her family to stay at the house with her, it seems odd, however, I trust her judgment in things like that. The girl is absolutely beautiful even if she has a wild quality to her that kind of reminds me of myself at her age, however, I’m sure that Agatha will be able to keep her in check. I’m also happy that Dawnglory already has a woman because I have a feeling that he would be all over this girl without much trouble, he does like an attractive woman and this one is definitely not ugly.
Well, I do know that my sister, Faendra , is definitely in Pandaria and is having trouble fitting in with the lifestyle of the Rangers. Hey, it was her choice to go that route, I could have helped her somewhat, however, I will not tolerate her trying to muck up Dawnglory’s life. I have gotten several letters from the people that are still in service up there and they have told me that she is quite the little problem child, she hates taking orders and being made to do things that she feels are beneath her. I did respond to her Commander’s letter and told him to treat her as he would any recruit that wasn’t quite willing to fit in with the rest of the group. So, I’m sure that Fae is finding the military life a bit hard to fathom. It was her choice to leave what I had set up for her in Silvermoon and she can deal with what she has now.
I can’t begin to put down in words how I felt when Amyn and I finally got to Nagrand. It was like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I could finally just relax. Just having Amyn with me is like finding that part of myself that always seems to be out of kilter when she isn’t with me. I know that when I was lying in the bed, holding her in my arms that I felt like we had been “home” here in the new house forever and it was never going to change.
I don’t know exactly how long the two of us will be able to stay here right now because both of us have our hands full with the businesses. I know I am planning on staying for at least two weeks if not longer and I assume that Amyn is planning the same, she hasn’t said. I did hint that she ought to bring her parents down here with the boys because I haven’t seen them that much since we left Dalaran and to be quite honest, I miss the kids. I know I had to laugh at her when she smiled at me and told me that she’d like to spend some time alone with me before we started getting “guests” to come stay for a while. I have to agree, we do need this time alone too.