The Witch Queen has been banished from the Dreaming City. We are no longer bound by her secrets. You are no longer bound by your own.
I have been told my trajectory leads to solitude. In truth, I believed myself arrived for some time. I would change course if given the opportunity.
There was a time I feared you would lose yourself trying to follow me. That time has passed. No matter the name you take, you are unrepentantly yourself—which is to say reluctant and stubborn in ways I find enraging. And I love you for it.
I ask neither forgiveness nor understanding. I offer only sanctuary—and tea, if you would be amenable.
I am here if you decide to come home.