The greatest gift of love
Any man can give
Is to offer up his life
To save his friends.
The Scrolls of Thurin
In the darkness of the linen room, Simeon held the distraught Freya and tried to comfort her as she cried. Fearing they might be discovered, he remained alert with his wolf senses active.
After a long stretch of uncontrollable sobbing, Freya struggled to regain her composure. She took a deep breath, picked up the corner of her apron and mopped her eyes.
“I’m sorry, I dinnae mean to involve you in my life story.”
“I understand.” Shyness put Simeon at a loss for words. He thought, What a stupid thing to say. Better if I said nothing. What would Dad say?
“Try again, Son. This time, use your heart, not your head.”
“Freya, I’m already involved. Your life is important to me.” The young wolf struggled to find