I think I shall never forget the wide-eyed expression on Gibley’s face when he doffed his goggles and gazed upon the sudden appearance of Merlin. And the way his rather sizable jaw dropped and remained mute for the space of thirteen wing beats. Even the hatchling was subdued in his presence – that is, until she caught the scent of the other hatchling on his clothes. Then she examined him most curiously.
I had talked about the wizard to the goblin in the past and about the possibility of joining him in his castle. So, when Merlin offered to take us all back with him, Gibley eagerly assented.
But first Merlin transported Dunfallon and Noralei in order to prepare another place for the hatchling. Then he returned for Gibley and his charge, and lastly for Rumble and myself.
It was so welcome to settle back into familiar surroundings.
For now we are keeping the hatchlings in separate areas of the castle.
This morning Dunfallon dragged Gibley off to the library and we have not seen them since.