Emeline was out in the gardens, feeding Angel and Ghost when she noticed a raven perched on one of the abbey’s walls. What caught her attention was the piece of parchment the bird held in its beak. She took a bunch of corns from the little sack and held her hand up for the raven to approach. It worked, and she took the parchment from the raven. It was a letter. As she opened it and began reading her heart stopped. It was from Gilan.
Emeline, I hope this letter finds you well. I apologize for my absence. You see, I was out hunting one day when unfortunately, the Sheriff and his men finally captured me. I was put in prison and stayed there for a few months until I discovered a secret underground passageway. It led me to the sea, which meant freedom. But I chose a bad time to escape, for it was stormy outside, and you know, while you’re out at sea… that’s not a good sign. I was washed up on some village, but I know I wasn’t in Nottingham anymore. Right now, I’m writing from a friend’s place. He took me in and cared for me until I am ready to leave again, which would be in a week or two. I have to help him first, repay him for everything he’s done for me. Anyways, I hope you’re doing well, and once again I apologize for my absence, and I shall be back soon. (And I hope Angel and Ghost are doing well.)