|(#TwilightRealm, #Witches, #Dorch #Fae, #Oakenlings, etc. belong to the lovely @LadyLeaf)
"Obviously, I hadn't been careful enough," continued the sole surviving Alu Sage. "I am so sorry about everything that ensued due to my summoning you to the mortal realm. I feel... responsible... for the death of your wife, for your years of pain, for your recent pursuit by many enemies... I can only repeat how sorry I am. I would offer you my Word of Obligation, but I'm not sure, given my circumstances, that I would be able to honor it."
"I understand," Hawkeye assured the other golden eyed man. "In your place, I would have done the same. It's not your fault that you were born a target for all those who wish to exploit your knowledge and power. Brin and I... will keep the secret of your existence. You need not worry that we will betray you." The Candeliana Witch nodded her assent.
"I know that," their guest said. "Otherwise I would not have come, not even to apologize."