17. Hope of Men
Once again there is laughter in the Last Homely House.
Even in the short time he has been here, this little one has brought joy to us all. He has barely completed his fourth year, but already he has won over all our hearts.
It is long since I have been addressed as such by one so little…
My sons, they share my love for this mortal child. He is so fragile, like a flower, and yet one day he will be a great leader of men. This I foresee.
We named him well…
The hope of Men.
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