With some trepidation I called on Noralei in her smithy. She had a customer so I waited to have my audience alone with her. As I sat there a calm settled upon my heart and I felt more certain than ever that I was going to ask the right person to accompany us.
The wait was brief for she fashioned exactly what her client wanted on the first attempt.
As soon as he departed with his bronze hinge, I stepped forward and asked for a moment of her time.
This amused her and I suddenly became self conscious and almost didn’t go on. I’m afraid that I then blurted out what I wanted to say and it was her turn to be confused.
It was a moment before she realized that I was serious and that I had indeed asked her to go on a mission with me that held the safety of the Faerie Kingdom in its power.
She said, “Yes.”