Everyone screamed and yelled and promptly ran away out of fear. Jorden and I, however, did not. We knew this wolf, and we've seen him before. I walk over to the wolf and pet him along his coat. He huffs and starts rubbing his face into my leg.
"It's nice to see you too, buddy."
Then, there were more rustling in the bushes and crackling in the trees and out of the brush came Avantra.
"I see that you found my dog."
"Avantra!" Jorden says as she runs up and embraces her. "I've missed you."
"I've missed you too, dolly." Avantra says as she breaks the hug, and then she sees Jorden's belly. "No way! You're pregnant! Ahh! I'm so excited for you."
"Yep, and I'll be giving birth fairly soon here."
"Will you? Wow!" Then, Avantra laughs. "It seems like you and Vand got very busy after you left little ol' me."
I blush, but Jorden continues talking with Avantra.
"Well, that brings me to the reason why we came. Avantra, you know how Vand and I will be going to the Magistrate to talk with the Magister Lord, right?"
"Yeah, I know."
"Well, Vand and I were talking, and we want you to take care of the baby."