Aely sat in the staff lounge sipping her tenth cup of coffee and staring at the letter in her hand. Since Stormwind’s destruction, the University’s infirmary had seen its fair share of injured. Aely had taken the reins as the lead of the school’s triage with Brother Theodious Forgebuilder by her side. She’d never admit it to the dwarf, but he was a damned fine healer in his own right, even if his bedside manner left much to be desired.
She glanced at the time. Five in the morning. Arrens would be coming through soon, she thought as she glanced once more at the letter in hand. She’d been up for the past 12 hours redressing wounds and giving comfort where she could. Professor Vyree would come in for the morning shift and replace both she and Theo leaving the weary paladin and priest to get some much needed rest.
Arrens entered the lounge, sleep in his eyes yet.”Good morning, my love,” he said as he kissed her gently on the forehead.
“Mornin’.” Aely stifled a yawn. “Folks’ll be up an’ out ‘fore long. Mostly just some broken bones left ta mend.”
The headmaster nodded solemnly. “You look ragged, dear. Why don’t you go and get some sleep?”
Aely looked at the half-full cup of coffee before her. “Aye, I should.”
Arrens sipped his coffee and cocked his head towards the letter in her hand. “What’s that?” he asked.
“Nothin’, love. Jus’ a letter.” She folded it up and put it in her breast pocket.
Arrens shrugged, stood up and said, “I need to go prepare for my first class. Get to bed. I’ll be along as soon as I have a spare moment and check in on you, ok?”
Aely smiled wearily and nodded as Arrens bent down to give her a kiss. As he left, she removed the letter once more and read it for what felt like the hundredth time.
Please Stand By for announcement of Orders. The Crusade will be mobilizing healers shortly after the first of the year to aid with the influx of wounded from the recently developing wars.
In the Service of the Light,
Commander Rebekah Brightsong
Within a few days, the following announcement was posted around Stormwind and the Argent Dawn headquarters – some making it as far as Dalaran and the Tournament grounds in Northrend.
That’s right! Aely and Arrens have decided, in lieu of their planned Spring wedding, to move things up a bit. By “a bit”, they mean “next week, during Winter Veil.” Hopefully this will help Aely not get shipped all over the world for another expansion, and let her spend more time in Stormwind, both with Arrens and the Wildfire Riders and running the infirmary at the school.
Everyone who wishes to attend is welcome – level 1 alts are fine. If you need assistance getting to Stormwind, there should be warlock summons available, at least up until the beginning of the ceremony.
Come join us for an evening of fun and festivities. There will be lots of food, good company, cake, and booze. The ceremony is behind the Stormwind Cathedral, at the newly opened outdoor chapel. If you need help finding it, let us know!))
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