I hope it is not too forward to write to you. I have been in Lantern Waste these last weeks, learning from one of the healers here. There are not as many people about here as there are in the castle and the village, but there are still a good many, and I had a thought talking with a Bird here about Prince Cor’s friends in Meahrdell.
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I hope you enjoy your time in Carmichael. It is a very beautiful part of the country, with so many mountains and hills and ripples in the land that even when you think you know it all it will still surprise you with something new. Please tell Cass hello for me, if you see her on the way there or back. She is working at the inn in Lancelyn Green.
I am curious about your mention of loose ends in Carmichael, but as I can’t see your face I am not sure if it is something I ought to ask after or not. Please consider the question asked, if it is something you want to talk about, or consider it let to fall if it is something you do not. Whatever it is, I hope you find the peace you are looking for.
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We are Carmichael. I came on a mission from Lady Astera and Abrielle and My sister Nessa expressed a wish to come so we are here now. I have not heard from you so I hope I am not presuming too much in writing. I am certain that you must be very busy learning all sorts of things in Narnia, and I hope my tone in my letter was not too strong. I truly wish for what is right and best for you.
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Please forgive me for the time it took to write to you. I had to take some time to consider your letter, as it caught me off guard and I wasn’t certain how to respond. Please know I am very happy for you and that you have found something that interests you and that will be of much good to others. I am certain you will grow to be a great healer some day.
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I don’t know how to write about this.
I did not leave to end the conversation; it is only that you were hurting me and I was hurting you and I could not find where it ended. It seems that things have been Bad for a very long time and I did not know, and I do not know when the bad times began, and I do not know how to sort the times that were Good from the times that were bad, and I wonder now if it was not bad all along. I am sorry for it.
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To Lanisen in Lantern Waste, from Dame Megren at Cair Paravel
I wish that you felt comfortable having a conversation with me in person. I’m sorry that I’ve made it so you don’t. [crossed out — “I wish” followed by some more cross-outs that are unreadable.] It hurt me that you felt the best way to handle our conflicts was to end the conversation, and it hurt me even more that you chose to leave when you did, and would have left without saying goodbye if you could have. A letter is not the same.
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I am sorry again for taking so long to write. There has been a lot Happening, it seems, and I do not know how to talk about it all except to say that I am glad to have come to a quieter time. I am in Lantern Waste again now, visiting my friend, and I expect to stay here until the snows start.
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Dame Megren and Sir Darrin,
I have arrived in Lantern Waste safely. Jana is well and so is Tristran, and the healer I am meant to learn from here is very kind. Dochus and Kala say hello and send their best. Kala’s best is a very good splash.
I hope you are well.
This letter is carefully written in neat handwriting without hesitation, suggesting that it is the final product of many drafts.
Dame Megren and Sir Darrin–
I wanted to say that I am so very Sorry for everything. I have caused a lot of harm and pain and I would take it all back if I could. I think it is best right now for all of us if I go away for a while. I have talked with somebody I trust and he has said that I should find somebody whom I can help.
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(There are several crossed out sections here as if the author was unsure how to start.)
I was quite pleased to receive your letter. It arrived just yesterday. Your descriptions of Narnia were wonderful. Though I am sorry for them about the loss of their Majesties. Queen Lucy seemed particularly kind when she and King Edmund were here after the battle.
What must it be like to have a nose like a wolf? What scents do they smell? Do they smell they same as us? I assume their noses must be much more powerful. A mole seems like the right sort for the gardens in Narnia, though I do not think Miss Sareen would appreciate a non-talking one in her garden. What are the the Gardens like? What sort of things grow in them? Do they have lots of flowers?
I particularly loved your description of the messenger bat. She sounds like a dear and I would love to meet her. I am sorry to hear though that there is worry and uncertainty, I am sure you are doing your best for everyone. You are a kind friend and I am sure that is just what the Narnians need.
This week has been quiet rainy, so that most of the merchants have stayed indoors. Sehsis and Nasrin have gone back to Calomen, and Deonyc has returned. I met him in the kitchen the other day and asked what had happened but I could only make out that something must have happened in Narnia. Please do not worry that I will ask more of the visitors to Narnia if you believe secrecy is best. I will be sure to tell everyone you send greetings. Please tell Megren and everyone there hello for me.