Set free by her Scoia’tael captors, Helti flees into Lobinden on the path Iorveth bid her to follow. Wading through the swamps outside of Flotsam, she searches for a seidhe Iorveth told her would help her, an elf named Cedric some say can see the future.
Cedric left his cottage that morning, a distant voice compelling him into the forest, promising he would find something there among the trees he didn’t even know he was searching for.
She is broken, overwhelmed by her losses and unable to imagine a world in which hope exists at all anymore. He has seen too much of the world and clings to hope with failing grip, but maybe if he can find a way to share that hope with her, to show her there is still light and beauty in the world, perhaps they can save each other and find a little peace together.
(This story takes place between Veloë Vort and Invaernewedd.)