The city is in ruins… Our victory has paled, I think. Do not misunderstand me, of course I am pleased with our successful crusade, but I find little joy in looking out the window to see the tragedy that has washed over Amber. So many things we could have done differently.
I still believe that we could have made a difference, if we had made our move for the castle sooner. But alas, there is nothing that can be done to alter the past.
Despite their hardships, the people of Amber work hard to repair their home. I find myself losing the eagerness to help them in their great endeavor. Perhaps it is my own past bleeding through. I do not have the best experiences, when it comes to rebuilding one’s home.
I think, for a time I will visit Rebma, on more friendly terms this time. Moire is due to give birth soon, and I feel that I ought to be there when she does. A sibling. Two siblings. I should like to visit Taim again, and this time, truly know his importance to me. He is a good brother… Giving up his freedom so that I might stay safe.
Now is the time for my family.