- I shook my head and stroked Mycah's arm as he slept. He sighed and his fingers found my skirt. Little fingers gripped the fabric tightly, reinforcing his bond to his extended family.
- "What good is wealth when you have to give up your children?" I asked sadly.
- "That is the truth," the woman with one wing said watching me. I looked up at her and she smiled as she introduced herself to me.