Hi! I wanted to let you know how everything is. The school is doing well. I have three new students, and I’ve hired another person to help. With Tik gone, there’s a lot of work.
I have someone working on your house too. I wouldn’t eat any of the cakes or things he’s been baking. He says it’s how he relaxes, but he’s a bit undead, so he’s not going to eat them, and I don’t know anyone who would be willing to try them. They might make you sick! He’s been doing really good work on the house though. The one wall needed to be completely rebuilt. That’s almost done. The stairs are fixed too, as is the ceiling in the one room. What colors would you like the rooms painted? Maybe we can wait until you’re back to paint the walls. You might be too busy to think about that now.
I hope you aren’t too busy. I mean, that would be a bad thing.
How is it there? I went to Orgrimmar once, about a year ago, when I was looking for a way to the new land. I couldn’t afford the very first portals, but after I visited, I was able to make a fortune making portals for others. I don’t think I’d like to do that again though. I don’t think I have to as long as the school is doing well.
I’ve started work on my first book. I’m writing one. I’ve been teaching teleportation techniques to some of my students and have been keeping my class notes to reformat into a text-book to use in classes in the future. I don’t really like the books we have now for it, so writing my own is a good option.
I hope everything is okay there, and that you’ll be here soon to see your new home. It really is looking great.
Hi. I hope they’re able to get this letter to you. I know you mentioned that you don’t get mail often, but I’d like to give you some news from home. Everything is going well here. I’ve taken on three new students, and hired another person to help around the house. He’ll be working with you when you get back, but right now, I think he’s a little overwhelmed. He makes really good cake.
I’ve been taking care of the spiders by myself, so they have been staying back in the forest. I want to take care of some of the rats in the cellar again, but the new help is opposed to catching them live and using them for Desdeyliri’s teleportation practice, so I’m going to go down and set some that’ll just kill them. I don’t want anyone getting sick because they get into the kitchen.
The house that’s being fixed up is looking really good now. He had to take out an entire side of the house and redo it. I think it’s almost finished.
I am eating good. Last night, I accidentally ate in Shattrath for supper, but that doesn’t happen much. We will all be going to Shattrath soon.
I miss you and the confessor and my sister. I want everyone to come back safe.
– Magister Hethurin Fairsong
Hi! I hope everything is going okay there. Are you almost done? Maybe everyone will be back soon, and no one will get hurt.
Rylad is doing very well. He really has a tooth now, since yesterday. I don’t think he’s ready to eat real food yet, but maybe he will after he gets a few more teeth! He sits up a lot better for his meals too. He used to slouch to the side of his chair, but now he sits up straight, and he likes to hit the table with his hands. He gets really excited about food!
I think he’s close to starting to crawl. I’ve been putting him on the floor so he can practice, and he tries to push himself around with his feet. It doesn’t quite work. After he figures out that he should get his knees to help, I’m sure he’ll get it.
I’ll be bringing him to Shattrath for a few days this week. Don’t worry. I’ll be with him the entire time, and if we do decide to take a trip away, Isandri will watch him. You remember Isandri, right? She’s father’s apprentice, and is expecting her own baby this winter. I know she would be good with him. I also know another woman in Shattrath with a young baby. I might see if they can have a play date while my students are busy studying at the library.
I hope everything is going well there. Maybe everyone will be back home when we come back from Shattrath. That would be nice.
Hi. I wish you were here to talk to, especially today. I mean, everything is okay here. No one is sick or hurt or anything. I just miss being able to talk to you.
The death knight is working still on the house. I think it’s almost finished. I have been taking him books to read, though I don’t know how to make sure they’re clean to bring back into the house. I don’t want to make anyone sick. I found out he likes baking, and every time I go there he’s made muffins or cakes or pastries. We’re not eating them. I don’t think he eats either, so he must be feeding them to the bats. It almost seems a shame because they look and smell really good, but a death knight baked them so it’s probably for the best.
I have three new students now. Two women and one man. They’re all from Silvermoon. I guess most of the schools there have closed with so many people having to go to Kalimdor to fight. Maerista is interested mostly in fire magic. I’m still able to help her, but I think I’m going to need to hire someone to teach fire magic. There are a few more rooms that need cleaning out, so I can convert one of them into another classroom.
The other two new students, Keyalenn and Xarola, are beginners. Keyalenn is just a bit behind Des, and Xarola needs to learn her theories before trying any practice. It’s a lot of work. I’m still doing a group lesson in the morning, but I have to include relevant material for all of them. I also see them each twice a week for individual lessons, so that helps. I can give better explanations to Xarola, and I can elaborate more for Maerista.
I don’t think I need anymore students for now. I know that eventually, I’ll have to redesign how I do things. Theory classes are good for everyone, but then there could be an arcane specific class and a fire specific class, and maybe frost too. That will be something to think about when I have more students, and someone to help teach too.
Of course, with more students, there’s more housework and bigger meals to prepare and everything. With Tik gone as well, I had to hire someone else to help around the house. I hope he’ll work well with Tik when he returns.
And that’s where I’m having problems. I like him. I mean, I really like him. Well, I would like to really like him, but I want to get to know him first. I keep trying, but I don’t think he wants to like me like that. I took him to Shattrath for my birthday, well, my real birthday. I didn’t want my age to come up in discussion at the school, so I thought it was best if I celebrated somewhere else. I’m 93, some of my students are almost as old as I am. Anyway, at first he was worried about who would do the work. I mean, I’m the one asking him. I’ll know why the work wasn’t done. It’s fine! I’m not going to fire him if the dust stays on things a day longer. I finally got him to agree to go with me as a bodyguard. So we get there, then he doesn’t want to sit, and when he does, it’s not by me. Then Aeramin showed up, and I kind of freaked out and left, but I wasn’t gone really long, not to them. I gave everyone some fish and left.
I did have a nice birthday otherwise. My friend, Kes, got me a nice book about dragons, and my friend, Isandri, got me a really fancy astrolabe for the classroom.
The worst part is that I found out he made a cake at home. He put my name on it along with the words ‘Happy Birthday’. So much for not telling the students! Luckily, no one said anything. I had my cake in my room.
I thought I’d try again anyway, so I asked him to go fishing. Again, I had to convince him to go. I told him that I wasn’t worried about the work. I guess he thought I was asking him to guard again. I made a portal to Booty Bay. I like fishing there, and the goblins aren’t usually that annoying if you stick to the lower dock. It’s good to be there in case it rains too. It didn’t rain. The sun was setting over the water, and everything was perfect, except he kept worrying about home, and just didn’t want to be there.
I think he doesn’t like men after all.
I have reservations about it anyway. I mean, he works for me. I don’t want him to feel like he has to kiss me to get paid. I’m not like that, so maybe it’s better just to drop it. I’d want him to like me for me, and I don’t think that’s going to happen.
Anyway, we’re all going to Shattrath soon. I need to take the students to the library, and hopefully introduce Maerista to some fire mages. I was just there last night and I saw Aeramin for a bit. I ate at his place because he was already cooking and he just put on more for me. I found out that during the short time I was gone on my birthday that he told Terellion that Hethurin isn’t my real name. My real name is Sanimir Lightmist. That’s why my father’s last name is Lightmist, but I’m Fairsong. I like Fairsong better.
Aeramin told me that I should just ask him, but I don’t know. I mean, I’ve never just asked anyone before. I hate this part where you like someone but you don’t know if they like you back. I really hate it. I probably shouldn’t take advice from Aeramin. Maybe he has too much experience to really be useful. Someone with that much experience must be doing something wrong.
Anyway, that’s how things are going. Things are okay, but I really wish you were here to talk to.
Please be careful!