Chapter 26

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That sent a shock through his system as well. Uriel thought he would be able to spend a little time with Eyrmysse, that somehow she might be able to change things, alter some plans. Now he would only have one night with her. He was angry, scared and hurt. All the old fears were rising as was his self doubt.

"I know this must be very upsetting to you, Uriel. I am truly sorry that we have to do this, but we have no alternatives." Arhyvhynne walked up to Uriel and faced him. "I promise that I will stand by you the entire time and do everything in my power to insure you are treated properly and safely." The High Witch felt she was doing a poor job of relating everything and had not reached the balance of authority and comfort she sought. She tried to take his hand as she said, "I would be more than happy to stay with you if you need me to."

Uriel pulled his hand away and eyed her coldly. "What I need is to be alone." He hoped that with Arhyvhynne gone, Eyrmysse would be able to visit him.

"Very well," said Arhyvhynne sadly. "Perhaps that is best for now. Do not hesitate to send for me should you need anything."

"It's obvious that what I need is Khyrhyelle. Your elevation to High Witch and presence here at the Towers doesn't bring the same respect as it did for your mother. Maybe it would have been better if I had brought her back instead of you."

Though the words hurt Arhyvhynne badly and she believed much of what Uriel said, the High Witch tried not to show it. "I am sorry you feel that way. I can only hope that the future gives you cause to change your mind."

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