Vivien is about to step into a new world...
Brad offered her a small smile. “He went ahead to check that the shields on the castle are still secure.” His lips moved silently for a few seconds, then he held his hand out to Vivien. “Are you ready to go back home?”
“I am home,” she protested, but even to her own ears the words sounded weak.
She took his hand, clinging to the very tips of his fingers, and let him pull her into the light.