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"Especially since you lost your mother..." Elora continued. "I don't believe you have any other living kin, or at least none more nearly related than distant cousins. Is that right?"
"I wasn't exactly close to my aunt. I'll be fine on my own. But thank you for your concern," Istharé replied.
"I'm sure you will be. However, as I've recently become aware again, life has more to offer than merely being fine or doing all right. Therefore, I..." the older Witch broke off, unsure of how to proceed. "My sister Ynarra tells me that you're recently pregnant, yes? While you won't absolutely need family, you might find life considerably more convenient and comfortable if you had one."
"Ooneil and I are together. We're even... I know it sounds strange, but we're even going to get married... or we will, when and if I find... a relative as witness for the wedding ceremony."