372 Warwick Ave.
Edelshia University, Evarst, Sacrifate
August 18, 1888
My Dear Rhannon --
I found your explanation of the process one undergoes to separate into two beings-- one elf and one horse-- to be riveting. I understand completely that the process must be very difficult to articulate, and appreciate that you took such great effort in explaining it. Unfortunately, I find myself unable to reciprocate your own fond words with mine. Not, of course, because I wish you anything but the best. It is only that the horrible has befallen me quite unexpected. Just two days ago I received note from the crown. I assumed this would be a request of some sort, as I am every once in a while recipient of such; however, upon opening, I was shocked. They mean to banish me from Sacrifate! I have merely eight more days to get my affairs in order and flee the kingdom before physical action is taken against my person. Annabelle Lancreteroux, I assume acting with support from her sister and brother-in-law, has accumulated my years of essays and speeches as evidence of high treason. We both know that my work is meant as nothing but a guiding hand for the vulnerable minds of the public who have not enough sense to question their keepers. Still, this leads me to the unfortunate section of the letter… I am not sure when or how I will be able to contact you in the future. Please, do not take this as any reason not the continue writing. The letters will make it to me eventually, as I will leave word where to forward them, but I am not sure how long the delay will be. I would hate very much if our correspondences ended now that we are finally achieving a greater understanding of one another. At this time, I have very little plan of where I am to be headed, and so can not tell you. However, I have reason to think I might be well-received in Viridis. I have, in actuality, no real desire to revisit Rutilius or Atrave-- as I’m sure you understand, the war still hangs heavy in my mind. Perhaps we might seen one another face to face in the months to come, unless, of course, you’d find such a thing unattractive. Merely a suggestion, of course.
My kindest wishes,