After a day of walking, we arrived at the border of Sidoa. We stopped in a small village at the edge of the border for one night before heading towards the capital.
"Why do we have to wait to get to the capital for you to teach us," I asked impatiently.
"I sent ahead a message and they are organizing a funeral for Iris. As long as we stay on schedule we should be there in time." Replied Vi.
We continued on in silence and in a couple of hours we arrived at the capital. In our dirty rags, we headed over to the cemetery. There lay a large tombstone surrounded by eight smaller ones.
"She truly loved the whole lot of you," said Vi.
I looked over at Colt, tears blurring my vision. The first thing I noticed was the pain and grief that had nudged its way into his expression as he stared at the graves. It wasn't until he noticed e looking that he smiled. As if burying all his sorrow. He walked over to me and hugged me again, whispering "It's not your fault"
"Let's go, kids," Said Vi, lightly pushing us away from the stones. "You'll be staying with me until you join the academy."
Virgo took us to his house and showed us our room. emotionally and physically exhausted, Colt and I flopped onto the bed and fell asleep instantly.
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