Slowly but purposely the tall figure approached them. As he grew closer the were astonished to see that underneath his cloak he had a long mane of glorious red hair. He greated them with a smile, his beautiful green eyes open and kind.
“Rachel, Lisa, I have been searching for you both for weeks.” He said bending down as he spoke … He was unusually tall for an elf. Taken aback by firstly his appearance plus the fact that he knew their names the women were silent.
Lisa spoke first, ” Who are you elf and what is your business with us?” “Ah” he replied with a chuckle, “I am here to help you. May I suggest?” He asked, “that we walk as we talk, it is truly cold out here!”
Rachel eyed this elf and growled. The elf reached out to her but she was not happy and flashed her fangs at him. “Please” he said ” My name is Calidore and I am here to help.”
It was getting dark and Lisa was worried about Hope who though asleep was very cold. So she spoke to Rachel telepathically, telling her she had heard of this green eyed,flame haired elf. Rachel was also cold and tired so she drew herself in and lead the way back to the witches tower.
After a few minutes Rachel felt the basket being lifted from her back. Momentarily she thought to argue but his green eyes relaxed her.
The four of them travelled in silence happy to be nearing scantuary and warmth. Though Lisa and Rachel did not voice it to each other they both felt safe in the company of this elf.
As they approach the moat which surrounded the tower they saw the reflection the bridge made in the water. For all the five realms to see a sign. Calidore smiled there you see my green eye has arrived before me.
They entered the tower to find Fay waiting for them, a fire lit and water on the boil. Rachel morphed back to human form covering herself in a green cloak. She was pleased to see Fay back and eager to introduce her to Calidore.
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