Chapter 33

Orva and Decha walked a path with Altair and Joanne. They were heading for the home of Star-Denta and Annadela. Vanda and Baris were there too. A feast was prepared that would rival any that Her-Kez had ever eaten.

"I propose a toast," spoke Vanda.

"What shall we drink to, dear sister?"

"We will drink to the wonderful miracle that is life. If it was not for the hardships and joys that we have all experienced, we would not be gathered here today."

Everyone clicked their glasses together and drank deeply of the good wine. Orva thought of the words that Joanne had once spoken to her.

"This is the happy ending that one only reads about in fairytales."