A mother’s duty

Makkre,

You always say such wonderful things about the world when you are persuading someone else to see through your eyes. Aelise tells me of what she imagines you to see, and she is so excited by it. But consider this: the world is not always beautiful, it is not always kind. It is my duty as a mother to guard my daughter from the pain that the world would inflict on the innocent and the unwarned.

Yours,

Lea

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