Matters had turned around for the better (or so we thought). It began when a strong wind commenced to blow – stopping the forward movement of the darkness. As the day progressed the skies in that quarter brightened as the darkness drained from the horizon.
I found myself anticipating the arrival of Merlin at any moment. But then Dunfallon returned alone with a sad tale to tell. He and Noralei at last had cornered Willie, but instead of capturing him, the Wisp seized her before both disappeared in a flash of light.
I tried to ease his pain by pointing out the change of fortunes indicated by the retreating darkness. And Rumble chipped in with the observation that with Willie gone, no longer would the attack be focused in this sector.
Our words rang hollow in our own ears.
The pixie was inconsolable.