Hethurin Fairsong lay atop a raised, flat rock, looking up at the moonlit sky. The jade-colored birds circled above, fluttering from tree to tree as the green fuzzies floated in the air around them. The Emerald Dragonshrine was still one of his favorite places to come to relax.
It wasn’t that he really needed to, not this time. He could have just as well stayed home. It was good to relax there as well. It was nothing like being in Shattrath. However, sometimes he felt the need to physically get away, even if home was a lot less stressful. More than that, he actually enjoyed being home now. He enjoyed teaching, and was truly beginning to trust Desdeyliri.
He had worried a brief moment when she had asked to go to Silvermoon to see her parents. She could have just as easily been reporting to his parents, but he knew she also needed to ask hers about staying with him to continue her studies. He had been the one who told her that she could go home to visit her family at any time as well. It wasn’t something he could say no to, but he wasn’t comfortable with it. He was relieved to see her in the park where they had agreed to meet when it was time to return. Her parents had been with her then, but didn’t keep him long. Soon enough, they returned home where Hethurin could relax once more.
A noise, the sound of rustling leaves, startled him away from his thoughts. He sat up, glancing around the Dragonshrine as he scooted over to the edge of the rock. He didn’t see anyone so he hopped down, carefully in his robe, and cast a spell to make himself invisible. He had become rather good with that particular spell, and could maintain it for quite some time before tiring. He cast another spell to lighten his steps as he quietly made his way to the path. He glanced around nervously as he went, watching for any sign of another person in the shrine with him. He still saw no one. Perhaps it had been one of the birds.
He followed the path south, keeping his invisibility spell active around him, just in case there was someone there. He watched the trees and bushes as he passed. His ears twitched, listening for any other noise as he made his way to the water. Once there, he ducked behind some of the rocks along the shore, letting his invisibility drop.
He still had to get fish yet. That had been his main reason for coming here after all. The Tranquillien priest that was coming the next day would certainly be impressed with Northrend fish, and Hethurin knew from experience that the area south of the shrine was good for fishing. He took one last glance around the edge of the rock to make sure no one had followed him before getting out the bait and getting ready to fish.