The Austela–Crow Letters: 5

Re: Found you at last!
To: Austela Arsaeria
From: Kai Loreli Wyn
At: Y 23,984SRB, M 08, D 05, H 22:47 2SC/3+4.5

Austela,

I never strictly left anyone behind. Indeed, I am more well-connected to the plebs of Benazen than I ever was before my feathered days.

But yes, it was a transition, and the transition left me lonely. That’s often the case when it comes to picking up new responsibilities. For every one you pick up, your scope broadens, but a little bit of your previous life falls away. Whether it remains anchored to you or drifts until it is forever lost very much depends on how close and strong the ties you forged were before you left.

It’s a sad thing, to consider that perhaps friendship is not so great a force as to stand the test of time, but understandable. Friendships are only ever formed through shared circumstance. When that circumstance drifts, so does the friendship.

Still, if you write to them as you write to me, I’m sure your wit and charm will be good stand-ins until your return.

Ever anchored,
Crow

Apparently possessing ‘strong ankles’,
Austela

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