She had asked the stars, whales, rocks, the sun and moon.
She had asked terns, seals, herrings, crabs, and the white horses that roamed the cliffs on the western coast of Waleis.
She had asked the trees and the north wind.
She had asked the dead, their pale eyes staring.
She had even asked the beryl spire focusing the energies of the earth into a mighty web.
But nothing in Ealiron’s creation knew where the mortal shell of her child had gone.
Until one came, bearing news.
As she released the snow-white gull to the north, her immortal lover twinkled with the silence of deep winter on the hard, gray land.
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