Another Diary Entry

Dear Friend,

I hope you are doing well. I wish I was.

Stupid thing to write, right? I feel stupid writing this; I’m sitting in the corner of a flying castle(!), looking out the window, hundreds of miles up in the sky. I should be ecstatic.

Not even just because of that. When I think back to where I started, and all I’ve done since then…the different places I’ve been, the magics I’ve been able to wield, the different enemies we’ve brought low; I have done way more than I ever thought I’d be able to, and honestly I’m so much more than the street urchin from the back alleys of Amn. I am more than the wildest dreams of that frightened little girl.

I’ve grown up, I guess…

Look, I….I did it ok? I know you feel it was a waste of time, that it was a “distraction,” but…I don’t know.

Maybe it was a bad idea.

He didn’t even look at me! Like, he didn’t even see me! I was crazy to think he’d want to stay with me, but I just…I needed to at least try. He’s so amazing, I needed to at least try. I hope you can understand that. It’s just…I had visions of us in the cottage, living a nice, simple life, our friends coming to visit…

I don’t know…I guess that life is not really meant for me. Maybe it never was.

Why am I getting the sense you’d be happy with that?

You know what the worst thing is? Like, the absolute WORST? I’m going to have to be around him all the time! I can’t just jump off this castle! Even if I could, it’s obvious we aren’t done with the Dragon Cult yet, and I know how important it is to you…

How do I know that?

Like, it’s become sooooo important to me too to stop Tiamat from escaping her rightful prison, but…

Where did I get the idea it’s “rightful?”

Is stopping Tiamat important to me because it’s important to you?

Who are you?

I know you, don’t I…?

Author: Eric