Tally Letter 3

28 Eleasias, 1475 DR
Dear 'Dria,

I’m sorry that it’s been a while since I’ve written you, but I’ve been so busy… and happier than I’ve ever been in my life! Kadir has professed his interest in me and he is loosely courting me. I know that I’m only 14, but he’s already 17 and next year I’ll be considered an adult. Oh, he’s so romantic and such a gentleman to me and I’m enjoying every moment that I have with him because his master is planning to spend a few years in Silverymoon working there and increasing her knowledge. I know that Loudwater isn’t that far from the Silver City, but he’ll be gone for 3 years and I fear that my heart will break during that time. So I’m treasuring every moment that we have together and I enjoy letting my soul soar with his.

If only the headaches weren’t threatening to make me ill. It’s been a year but Uncle Tempes hasn’t come for his usual visit. Eleasias is really late in the season for him, so I’m worried. But most of all, I need his “magic powers” to help me with this pounding in my head, but I don’t feel him getting closer… I don’t feel him at all. I know that sounds strange. Mommy and Daddy have taken me to several healers and their medicines can only put off the pain for a short time, but they leave me mentally dull, unable to function at all and I don’t like that so I save the herbal teas for when the pain is too much. It may sound strange but last night was the first time that I’ve been able to sleep soundly in a long time. I had the strangest dream about you. I was somehow with you and you were wandering through the newborn foals, calling out to each one by name and spending the time to nuzzle each one. It was so real and it helped to alleviate the pain in my head. It’s funny that dreaming about you could do that to me. Thank you, even though I’m sure you had nothing to do with it.

Nomi also just left last week. She was able to use some Elven pressure point techniques that alleviated the pain while she was doing it, but as soon as she stopped, the pain would return. She also said that hadn’t seen Uncle Tempes during her travels and I find that I’m growing very worried about him… especially with his talk of ghosts last year when he visited. I hope that you have seen him and that both he and you are okay. I fear that if you haven’t seen him either that you are suffering like I am and I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. Only spending time with Kadir helps me to forget the pain. If Uncle Tempes doesn’t visit and Kadir moves to Silverymoon, I don’t know what I’m going to do…

My thoughts (and dreams) are with you and your family.

Your friend,

Tally Maran

Tally Letter 3

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